Academics

Including Art, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science and Work Tasks

Using Art to Target IEP Goals

Continuing the theme of generalization and really applying all of those skills that your students have worked so hard on learning all year - let's talk about art. Unfortunately, art class is sometimes cut for our general education buildings. Or if it's not cut it's...

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My Game Closet: What’s Inside?

I love a good board game. I loved them as a child, love them as a teacher & clinician, and even love them as an adult at a game night 😉 Today I want to share some of my tried and true favorite games. My caseload has been extremely varied over the years so there...

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Behavior Visuals for Specials Classes

We talked about this earlier this month - how problems behaviors don't only occur within the four walls of our little classroom homes. Behaviors will occur throughout environment and are sometimes more likely in unfamiliar settings. Gym class, music class, and art...

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Teaching the Skill of Imitation

Some say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well I say imitation is the building block to all learning. It's not as catchy but it's important. Imitation is so important it earned its right to have its own blog post amongst such uber important topics as IEP...

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Error Correction Procedures

If you read my blog regularly you know that I am constantly singing the praise of consistent use of positive reinforcement for all of those correct and appropriate behaviors that we see from our kids. Remember, we want to see more and more of those behaviors so adding...

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Fluency Instruction

Fluency instruction is something I talk A LOT about. I talk about it so much because not only is it a meaningful, functional, and effective way to work on skill development it also isn't all that complicated. It's also the PERFECT paraprofessional run station. It...

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January Activities & Resources

{click page for link} Snow Day and a little Jan Brett will warm your winter heart. I love working on compare/contrast with The Mitten and The Hat. Whatever level your students are working at, it's always great to incorporate some seasonal fun. This is the perfect time...

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Task Cards for the Win

This month we've chatted about all kinds of ways to incorporate academics into your independent work systems. I love use sorts, file folder activities, and adapted books in my independent work systems. Another go-to resource for this area are task cards. Task...

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International Products!

I am LONG overdue in this announcement. I was so distracted all fall and winter talking about schedules, data, and assessments that I completely forgot to share with you all a big project that we completed last summer. All Autism Helper resources with money are now...

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Quick Review Pages

Let's be honest for a minute. While you all know I love a good adapted book and file folder activities make my soul smile, they can take for freaken ever to prep. There is a reason each of you doesn't have 302 file folder activities ready to go in your classrooms -...

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