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Why Teachers Need a Behavior Plan Too

Teachers wear a lot of different hats. And you don't get to compartmentalize and wear each hat at a time. Nope, you are simultaneously instructing a small group, while training a staff member, while thinking about an upcoming parent conference. You have a...

What is Function? adapted book

The last book in my Function adapted book series is “What is the Function?”  Just for a quick reminder the set of function adapted books includes What Function Do You See?, I Spy Function, and What Is The Function?  The books vary in the level of...

Why Visuals Work in Reducing Problem Behavior

In the special education world, we are surrounded by visuals. There are picture schedules, labels, social stories, first/thens, star charts, and more. When you are so far involved in this world, you can sometimes forget the 'why' behind these interventions...

Making Data Collection Quick and Easy!

Making Data Collection Quick & Easy! The beginning of the school year was such a whirlwind.  I feel like after the holidays is a great time to take a close look at your classroom.  How is everything functioning (truly)? Do you have a good flow or are...

I Spy an adapted book about Object Function

I’m still working on object function this week while using the book “I Spy an adapted book about Object Function”.  This is the second book in my Function series.  The series includes “What Function Do You See?”, “I Spy Function,” and “What Is The...

Sensory Processing: The Proprioceptive System

Now that the holidays have come and gone, I want to get back into our sensory processing series.  In the fall, I started the sensory series with a introductory post that you can read here,followed by a post on sensory processing challenges and red flags...

Function Adapted Book Series

Previously, I created some materials to help my students understand and identify different object features and functions such as task cards and feature/function boards.  Now, I just finished a set of adapted books to target object function and I’m in the...

Free Snowman Synonym and Antonym Matching Game

Happy New Year!  To start the New Year I wanted to share a free resource for you to use with your students.  The first week back after break can be hard to get into the routine again so I always like to have some fun activities to do with my students.  I...

What’s the Function (WTF?!)

People who engage with children (with and without autism) often ask many questions that start with- "Why does my child do (blank)?"  or, "Why can’t I get my child to do (blank)?"  I have two precious boys with autism, Greyson is 9 and Parker is 7. When the boys were...

Leveled Curriculums 0.5 In Your Classroom!

Leveled Curriculums 0.5 In Your Classroom!  Awhile back I was so beyond obsessed with all of the leveled curriculums and the leveled 0.5 homework had just been released.  After using the level 1 curriculums, I still had students that needed something that...

Focus on Five: My Favorite Task Box Activities

This month, we are focusing on tasks and activities at The Autism Helper and in this post, I am going to highlight some of my favorite task boxes I have in my classroom. I have a variety of tasks that range from academic to functional for a variety of learners,...

Holiday Social Stories: It’s not too late!

I don’t know if this is true for the rest of y’all out there, but the extra long period of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas has been tough! I feel like having 4 weeks between the holidays has given my students time to build up anxiety, stress, and...

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