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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...

Tips for Using Leveled Daily Curriculums In Your Classroom

Tips for Using Leveled Daily Curriculums In Your Classroom

I adore the Leveled Daily Curriculums. They are at the center of instruction in my classroom. Every student I have uses them, no matter their level. They are simple to use, super effective, and differentiated. Here are a few quick tips for using and organizing Leveled...

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...

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...

Using TAH Resources With Older Students

Using TAH Resources With Older Students

One part of my OT assignment includes working in a life skill program for high school students 14-18 and a transition program for students 18-21 years old.  The focus of these programs includes learning important skills to prepare for adult life.  As an OT, I work...

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...

Reading In An Early Childhood Classroom

Reading In An Early Childhood Classroom

I have met more and more young children interested in literacy. Although reading is not a skill we expect to be mastered at this age, I do not want to hold them back. Whether I am working with friend's children, my child, clients, or students, literacy is an important...

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...

How To Create A Year-Long Plan

How To Create A Year-Long Plan

I will be honest. There are never enough minutes in a day, but that's probably no surprise! In times of increasing anxiety, I remember to list the must haves of the week. Keeping track of everything is a lot; being a teacher is A LOT! I am big on organization and if...

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...

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