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Best Games for the ABA Classroom

Games! I love them. I use them all of the time in my ABA classroom. Last week I was helping two students play a game together. We were working on language, social skills, eye contact, my turn/your turn, staying seated, and all of the wonderful skills games...

Reading Comprehension Work Tasks

Yep, you read that title right. Reading comprehension in a work task? I thought work tasks were supposed to be boring and easy (insert sarcastic voice here). I am a huge advocate of challenging your students. Or kids need to learn the skill to rise to a...

Don’t Forget the Leisure Skills

Most peoples days are spent chock full of work and obligation and routine and necessary, yet exhausting expectations. Life is a full-time job. But in the pie of life, even with all these things considered, there is still one big slice missing. Passion. Hobbies....

Using “I” or “Me” Grammar Task Cards

Working on those “I” and “me” pronouns with your students….check out these new Using I or Me Grammar Cards.  I always find using different activities and lots of practice helps work on teaching different grammar skills.  The set contains 72 cards which...

Ten OT Approved Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Between all the parties, baking, cooking, decorating - we also have to find time to shop for the perfect gifts for everyone on our list.  This can prove to be a challenging task!   For our kids, we not only want...

Keeping Organized with Schedules

Staying Organized with Schedules One of the most overwhelming things about teaching special education is scheduling. I don't know about you, but my schedule changes no less that 782 times between school starting and Thanksgiving. That doesn't count all of...

Even More Complex Category Task Cards

I was focusing on categorization for the month of October and shared about the set of new Category Adapted books I created.  I had to take a quick break from my category theme because I wanted to share about some Thanksgiving material before Thanksgiving...

Organization: Teacher Station

As a teacher who has always had a very active classroom with never enough room, I gave up a teacher desk long ago. As a result, my Teacher Station (or Teacher Time on the schedule) was born. Our Teacher Station is a home-base of sorts. We as teachers can...

Thanksgiving Cooking with Free Recipe

I love cooking with my student around this time of the year.  There are so many great Thanksgiving dishes to make.  Stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin fluff, cranberry fluff, and green beans seem to be popular for my students.  I usually do different...

Sensory Processing: Challenges and Red Flags

In my last post, we went over some very basic concepts related to sensory processing.  In this post, we are going to dive a little deeper into what it looks like when students have sensory processing challenges, when to be concerned and then some...

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