August 22, 2020

I used this with my online (Zoom) class of 5 first grade students. At the first of the year, we read and learned about what scientists do, including making observations. After that lesson, I wanted us to start practicing simple experiments and making observations about...

August 12, 2020

One of my tutoring students loves 3D modeling and design, so I made this reading passage, quiz, and writing activity to go along with his interest.

Download it free here: http://www.positivelyautism.com/downloads/SitePlans2.pdf

July 23, 2020

Earlier this year (before the pandemic), I had so much fun volunteering to lead an activity building electric circuits at a day program for adults with disabilities.

The participants in the activity were seated at different tables, and I made a different circuit activit...

June 16, 2020

If you've been following me a while, you know I think it's important to teach science to students with autism. With all of the other skills our students are working on, science is easy to overlook. It might not seem as important as communication or social skills, but i...

March 23, 2020

Hi everyone!

I've been using the teaching strategy of video modeling for years and it's a great, evidence-based practice for students with autism. I also did my dissertation for my PhD about video modeling, so it's a strategy that I was forced to know a lot about, LOL....

March 20, 2020

This is a really cute little story and I made a bunch of learning activities for one of my students to go with it. We did all of these activities over three days and it was really fun.
 

The first thing I did was teach my student the vocabulary words “wide” and “narrow....

March 16, 2020

I wasn't planning on launching this course until summer, but I've decided to go ahead and try to have it ready sooner, in case your have children at home from school and are looking for activities for them to do.

I've been teaching 3D modeling to students with autism o...

March 8, 2020

I've been working on animal habitats lately with one of my students who loves animals, and we did a fun desert animal report and craft that could easily be adapted for lots of different kids.

We first read about the desert animal habitat using these resources, then he c...

February 8, 2020

One of my students loves animals, so I'm using that to practice writing and research skills. I wanted a really basic template that he could fill in, just to get used to the ideas of looking up information and writing it down.

We started out by choosing an animal (he ch...

January 9, 2020

I was working on animal habitats with one of my students, and I (on a whim) pulled out these Star Wars planet cards that I'd made for another activity. I used them to both show him what each habitat was like and also have him pick the Star Wars planet that matched the...

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