May 12, 2020

A few years ago, I received a review copy of the book, "Autism Breakthrough" by Raun Kaufman, which provides an overview of the Son-Rise program for children with autism.  You can scroll to the end of this post to skip right to my review of the Son-Rise online training...

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....

February 5, 2020

I recently read an interesting research article that discussed coping strategies used by adults with “high-functioning” autism. What I appreciated about this article was that they interviewed adults with autism directly. While we know that self-reported data is not alw...

December 15, 2019

A social narrative is a written description of an upcoming situation, often accompanied by pictures, to help a student understand what will happen in the situation and what the student will be expected to do (National Autism Center, 2015). You can also write a social n...

October 24, 2019

I found this book at our local library a few weeks ago, and I had to share! I haven’t read the entire book, but I loved how it emphasizes Dr. Grandin’s strengths/talents related to how she thinks and processes information. She also wrote a forward to the book which I t...

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...

May 10, 2019

"Children of all ages love to play, and it gives them opportunities to explore the world, interact with others, express and control emotions, develop their symbolic and problem-solving abilities, and practice emerging skills. Research shows the links between play and f...

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