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...

January 2, 2020

I teach college courses for special education teachers and one of our discussion topics is about "pre-reading" activities that a teacher can do right before reading a book with students to help them with reading the book and with comprehension.

One of the concepts in th...

November 6, 2019

One of the things I teach to my science tutoring students most often is coding and computer programming.

There are so many fun programs and activities available now for teaching these skills to kids and many of my students with autism love them and do a great job with...

August 21, 2019

Since most of my students on the spectrum are stronger visual learners (rather than auditory learners), I've been starting to give more written instructions rather than verbal instructions. It seems like a simple idea, but I believe it is a very effective strategy.

I...

August 17, 2019

 
Coding is one of my favorite topics that I teach when I'm doing science tutoring for students with autism. Many of my students love coding and it's so fun to see them excelling at a skill they really enjoy.

While coding is a great vocational skill for older students t...

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