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Using Adapted Books to Work on Color Concepts

Using Adapted Books to Work on Color Concepts

Still working on color concepts with your students?  I created another adapted book series about colors.  This series includes; “What Color is the Food?”, “What Color is the Animal?”, and “What Color is the School Supply?”  Many of the students on my caseload are...

My Favorite TAH Products to Use as an OT

My Favorite TAH Products to Use as an OT

As we all know, The Autism Helper has some amazing products!  The products are not just for teachers, they can be used by a wide variety of people.  Today, I am going to highlight a few of my favorite TAH products that I use as an OT working with students from...

Dollar Tree Must-Haves: Workbox Edition

Dollar Tree Must-Haves: Workbox Edition

It’s no secret that many of us use our own hard-earned money to purchase items for our classrooms.  Whether you are purchasing items to stay organized in the classroom, reinforcers, sensory items, classroom supplies, workbox items, etc., the bill can add up quickly. ...

3 Ways to Increase Opportunities for Inclusion

3 Ways to Increase Opportunities for Inclusion

Inclusion is more than just plopping a student into a general education setting and calling it good. Being actively inclusive means that regardless of the potential barriers, all student's needs are considered and addressed; ensuring that they have the same...

The Undercover Autistic in School

The Undercover Autistic in School

         How do you know if you are average or different? Well most likely someone had told you that the particular actions you do fit under the normal or abnormal category. Or perhaps you made a judgment of your own by examining those around you and making your own...

Scaffolded Receptive Language Activities

Scaffolded Receptive Language Activities

I love working on receptive language skills…at all ages!  Between birth and about 11 months of age, when we think of receptive language skills, we look for turning of the head when someone is speaking to him/her, turning towards a noise, and briefly stopping an...

How to use the ABLLS-R

How to use the ABLLS-R

There are a lot of assessments and materials out there that I think are valid and reliable. I have run many different types of assessments for many different aged children, and the ABLLS-R is always one that I enjoy using. This captures a picture of the whole child...

Focus on Five: Reading Small Groups

Focus on Five: Reading Small Groups

Small group instruction is essential to our students with diverse learning needs, especially when teaching a fundamental academic and life skill such as reading. It is important to group students in a way that is beneficial to each group member, use a consistent...

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