August 30, 2019

So, I just found out that there are several different "versions" of the character "C-3PO" in Star Wars: C-3PO, R-3PO and K-3PO. These droids are gold, red, and silver, respectively. I have a student who loves Star Wars characters (and drawing), so we looked at pictures...

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.


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...

August 13, 2019

Since many of us as either teachers or homeschoolers are heading back to school this month, I wanted to share a book that I use to quickly assess my students and create goals.

This book is described as "an easy-to-use, informal assessment tool." It includes checklists...

August 9, 2019

In working with my college students who are training to become special education teachers, I like to help them find easy ways to use research to evaluate and select teaching strategies. I recently put together a list of some resources to keep up with current research a...

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