Academics

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

Learning to Learn

Learning to Learn Real Talk: The start of the school year is HARD. Given the circumstances of last year, with remote learning and COVID, so many of our students are starting over in the classroom. This year I have 6 kindergarteners on my caseload and I'm remembering...

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Independent Work Systems for Younger Students

Independent Work Systems for Younger Students

I'm a huge fan of teaching independent work. In fact, I've talked before about how independent work has saved my classroom. Independent work can free your time so you are able to teach, access, and work with small groups while other students are working. It can work...

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Getting Setup with The Autism Helper Curriculum

Getting Setup with The Autism Helper Curriculum

The Leveled Daily Curriculum has been growing over the past few years. There are now 7 subjects: Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Math, Science, Social Studies, Functional Literacy, and Functional Math. Level 0.5 and Level 4 has been added to several subjects.. I...

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OT Tips for Choosing School Supplies

OT Tips for Choosing School Supplies

I know it is July, but before we know it the new school year will be upon us. With a new school year comes school supply shopping!  Some of you may be preparing now to return in August or may be looking to get your shopping done early.  If you don’t go back to school...

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All About Puzzles

All About Puzzles

Puzzles are a great way to work on fine and visual motor skills, visual perceptual skills and problem solving skills. Additionally, they can also be a calming self regulation tool or rec/leisure option. There are so many different kinds of puzzles out there and it can...

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Three Tools for Independent Work

Three Tools for Independent Work

Every year, independent work saves my classroom. This coming year will be no different. I know I've got a large group of kindergarten students coming in this fall. If you teach kindergarten you know just how intense those first few months are. It feels like herding...

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Focus on Five: Reading Resources

Focus on Five: Reading Resources

I know that the school year is winding down, but The Autism Helper is getting ready to offer the Roadmap to Reading online course! This course walks you through the whole process of teaching literacy to your students with autism. In anticipation of this course, I will...

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