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 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...

December 13, 2019

In a recent research article by Koenig and Williams (2017), 86 adults with autism were surveyed about their special interests and how they impact their lives. The vast majority of these participants (approximately 96%) believe that children’s preferred interests should...

November 12, 2019

If you've been following this page for a while, you probably know that one of my favorite teaching strategies is to incorporate my students' interests into whatever I'm teaching. It makes learning more fun for the students and they're often more engaged in the learning...

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...

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...

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...

July 26, 2019

Many of my students with autism have great visual-spatial skills and are excellent at skills such as 3D modeling. Often, they really enjoy it too! I think it's a great tool that can provide a good leisure skill and, when they get older, can be a good vocational skill.

I...

July 3, 2019

I work with many students with autism on technology skills, such as coding, robotics, and 3D modeling (which they’re often amazing at, by the way).


I was working with one of my teenage students one day and we needed to transfer some 3D modeling files from my computer t...

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