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Year Long Resources: Language Arts Curriculum

Year Long Resources: Language Arts Curriculum

The start of the year is stressful. We have so freaken much to do that it’s hard to even get started because the pile of work is so monumental. As special education teachers, we don’t have a preset curriculum to follow. There is no perfect set of textbooks or workbooks that fits the needs for our diverse caseloads. So on top of the classroom setup, bulletin boards, organization, and everything else we have somehow got to figure out what the heck our kids will be doing all year. By the time I’ve finalize schedules, routines, and behavior plans – it’s... read more
Arctic Bingo: S-Blend, R-Blend, and L-Blend Bingo!

Arctic Bingo: S-Blend, R-Blend, and L-Blend Bingo!

It’s fun to play games with your students while you work on articulation skills.  If your student is working on the “S”, “R”, or “L” sound and has established their target speech sound in blends then this Blend Bingo game would be perfect to practice those blends.  There are several different ways you can play this bingo game depending on your student’s skill level and age.  Each sound has 5 boards with different pictures on them so it makes it a little more challenging between the students.  In addition this Bingo game is also great to continue to build... read more
Autism Classroom Structure & Schedules

Autism Classroom Structure & Schedules

The nuts and bolts of an autism classroom are the structure and the schedules. It’s my bread and butter and I couldn’t get through one minute of the school year with any success without careful consideration and implementation of these two classroom components. Classroom Structure The physical structure of your classroom is important. Having a classroom that is visually defined and visually defined is essential for children with autism. Check out the Seven Steps posts on classroom structure: Why Structure is Important; Classroom Structure Considerations; Visually Divided & Defined; Structure in Inclusion; and Making Structure Work. I have a... read more
Seven Steps for Setting Up a Stellar Autism Room {CHECKLIST}

Seven Steps for Setting Up a Stellar Autism Room {CHECKLIST}

Setting up a classroom is an overwhelming task whether you have been one year or eleven years. The dust, the furniture moving, the target dollar spot, the organization and reorganization, the to-do lists, the target dollar spot again… It’s never ending. And there are a million things to do. It’s easy forget important details and stay on track. If you are feeling like I just read your mind, I have the product to save you. If you are checklist, to-do list loving’ kinda teacher – this is way up your alley. The Seven Steps for Setting Up a Stellar... read more
Tips To Start The School Year Off Right!

Tips To Start The School Year Off Right!

I can’t believe it’s already August….Summer always seems to fly by and now it is time for those of you in the schools to get ready to start the school year.  For those of you new clinicians or clinicians starting at new schools here are some tips you might find helpful to get off to the right start. Get the Introductions Rolling Make sure you introduce yourself to the office staff and security guards.  These people know the insides and outs of the school and can be so helpful when you need something or information about the school.  It... read more
Category Mega Pack!

Category Mega Pack!

We talked about how important categorization is to work on with our students during our Cooking Up Communication Summer Series.  Categorization requires our students to recognize and differentiate objects before they can categorize the objects into groups.  Categorization is the act of sorting or organizing objects/things into different groups or categories by like attributes.  This Category Mega Pack is full of various worksheet at different skill levels to practice categorization with your students. Simple Category Worksheets – In this section the worksheets are all focused on 8 different common categories to teach and practice with your students.  Here are... read more
Cooking Up Communication Round Up!

Cooking Up Communication Round Up!

This summer we took an in-depth look into increasing communication with all types of learners. We looked at expressive language, receptive language, vocabulary skills, social skills, and oh so much more. Our resident SLP – Sarah the Speech Helper – had some great insights to share on core and fringe vocabulary, Social Thinking, and Wh- Questions. Maybe you took the summer off or just popped around for a bit here or there. No worries! We have everything you need to catch up on all of the great learning right here! Check out our entire series right here. If you... read more
Let our Curriculum Guide Help your BTS Sale Shopping!

Let our Curriculum Guide Help your BTS Sale Shopping!

With the launch of our new website (check out our video tour here), we also launched the AHA Curriculum. The Autism Helper Applied Curriculum is a customizable curriculum for individuals with autism and special needs. The advantage of the AHA Curriculum is that it can be tailored specifically to meet the needs of your classroom. No two children with autism are alike so we know that the needs of each classroom can be drastically different. We offer the flexibility of creating your own curricular plan that will meet the IEP goals of your specific learner levels. Organizing all my resources by level and subject made... read more
Back to School Sale!

Back to School Sale!

Back to school season is here! I’m having some mixed emotions. I love my job and miss my big ole’ babies but the joys of summer are pretty dang hard to say goodbye to. Better put on my big girl pants and get rolling. Tpt is throwing their annual Back to School Sale and will make our whole going back to work dilemma a little less painful! I am HUGE advocate of being over-prepared and over-organized. Now is the time to do it. Get ahead of the game and snag all of these resources you will need over the... read more
Back to School Sale: Check out our NEW Resources!

Back to School Sale: Check out our NEW Resources!

The annual TpT Back to School is August 3 and 4th. Use coupon code BTS15 to save 28%. Now is the perfect time to stock up for the school year with some great goodies! Let me share what’s new to The Autism Helper!    Language Arts Leveled Daily Curriculum I have been working on this ALL SUMMER. This interactive curriculum will plan your language arts instruction for the WHOLE year. Check out the in-depth video previews to see everything this has to offer!       Category Mega Pack We are BEYOND excited over this resource. Over 100 pages... read more

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