Behavior

Including Data, Interventions, Organization, Schedules and Visuals
Early Childhood Classroom Roundup

Early Childhood Classroom Roundup

Over the last week, I have had the privilege of visiting several classrooms in our county and talking about one of my favorite things…structure!  If you have been following along this past month, The Autism Helper bloggers have been busy talking about different ways...

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Setting Up a New Classroom – Part 3

Setting Up a New Classroom – Part 3

It's DONE. I feel like I've completed a marathon! This beast of a room is finally finished, and I have to say I'm pretty proud of how it turned out. This summer I've walked you through my thought process and strategy for my classroom as I set up a new space. You can...

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Back to School Tips

Back to School Tips

First Day of School Tips I'm going into my 18th year of teaching, and I still have butterflies in my stomach at the thought of the first day of school. That healthy mix of nerves and excitement has me out of bed and up early that first day, excited to meet my...

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Setting Up a New Classroom

Setting Up a New Classroom

Setting Up a New Classroom The 2020-2021 school year was one I'll never forget. Yes, we survived COVID, but my classroom survived so much more. This past year ended with both of my assistants and myself out for unexpected medical reasons (totally separate and...

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Creating Picture Schedules Using Powerpoint

Creating Picture Schedules Using Powerpoint

So, we are nearing the end of the school year and you might be thinking, “I’m burnt like toast and the thought of creating anything is just too much!” BUT!  Some of you might be teaching ESY or summer school or maybe you have a little longer to teach.  I personally...

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Sensory Strategies for Older Students

Sensory Strategies for Older Students

Whenever I recommend sensory strategies for a student, I am always thinking about ways to embed those strategies within natural daily routines.  This becomes even more important as students get older.   As students move through the education system and eventually get...

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Easing Transitions to In-Person Learning

Easing Transitions to In-Person Learning

Easing Transitions to In-Person Learning Eight months into the school year, and I still feel like I'm blindfolded on a crazy rollercoaster. I have no idea what twist or turn COVID, our district, or our county health department will throw at me next. Just as I feel...

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