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...

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...

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...

Making the Case for Consult Services

Making the Case for Consult Services

I recently wrote a blog post about how occupational therapists can support the classroom.  You can take a look at that post here.  One of the ways we can support students and teachers is the consultative model of service.  I personally feel like this is a powerful...

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...

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...

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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