May 18, 2020

I've written a free mini-curriculum for sentence writing that's completely customizable for your child or student's interests. Since it's customizable, many sections of it are blank, so I've made a short video that walks through exactly how to teach sentence writing wi...

April 21, 2020

I've had so much fun using these activities with my students; I just had to share. Each page of the book is a detachable, full-sized card with a letter, number, or shape that looks like a road. I love to have my students drive toy cars along the road in the shape of th...

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 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 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...

October 3, 2019

If you've been following my page for a while, you know that I'm not the biggest fan of worksheets in general, but I've found some workbooks over the years that are really great! If your kids or students love Star Wars, they might enjoy these books. They've got really f...

September 12, 2019

The teaching strategy that I use most often with my students is to incorporate their interests into the lessons and learning activities that I plan for them.

Activities that are inherently difficult, such as language-based activities, can be much more motivating and in...

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.


July 21, 2019

If you’ve been following my page for any length of time, you probably know that I’m not the biggest fan of worksheets. So, you may be surprised that one of my favorite ways to practice spelling words is a worksheet.

When I was working on my master’s degree in special ed...

April 24, 2019

What's in this post:

  • What is Drawing Imitation?

  • Teaching Steps

  • Ozobots!

  • Natural Reinforcers

What is Drawing Imitation?
The goal of "drawing imitation" is to teach a child to copy a written mark made by another person. While it often starts very sim...

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