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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...

Adulting with Autism: Driving

Adulting with Autism: Driving

Driving is a necessity nowadays. And typically, nearly every teenager eagerly waits to get their hands behind the wheel. Although that wasn’t me, I was perfectly fine with my mom being my Uber. Although my mom knew that eventually I would need to drive myself around,...

Back-to-School Basics

Back-to-School Basics

I’m here to talk about special education back-to-school basics! Are you getting ready to start the school year?  Or did it just begin for you?  I am in my second month of teaching this school year.  My school year would not have started so successfully had I not had...

The Classroom Business Series: Getting Started

The Classroom Business Series: Getting Started

Have you wanted to start a classroom business and don’t know where to start?  Or, maybe you aren’t sure what type of business you want to start.  Throughout this series, I will share classroom businesses created in my classroom and district.  I hope this encourages...

Tips for Conducting the VB-MAPP

Tips for Conducting the VB-MAPP

If your program is anything like mine, then you will be seeing a lot of the VB-MAPP. This assessment was used to conduct initial evaluations, as well as 3 year re-evaluations. If a student wasn’t due for either, my team and I would still pull out their most recent...

Writing Goals That Fit Individual Needs

Writing Goals That Fit Individual Needs

Whether you are in a school setting, clinic setting, or an in-home setting, finding goals and targets that meet a learner’s needs can be overwhelming. There may be many skills that are needed to target, or you may have a learner who his independent in most domains and...

Focus on Five: Setting Up Technology

Focus on Five: Setting Up Technology

Ever since at-home learning, incorporating technology in my classroom has been vital. I used to feel so guilty putting students on the computer, however, the more we can teach students to independently use the computer, the more opportunities they will have in the...

A Functional View of Sensory Processing

A Functional View of Sensory Processing

As a school-based OT, I am frequently asked to consult with school staff about sensory processing.  As we start the school year, I want to highlight my biggest advice for you when thinking about sensory processing and how it impacts your students.  We All Have Sensory...

Farm Activities for Fall

Farm Activities for Fall

Off to the Farm!   Even though it's still in the high 80s, it's Fall to me! Once September hits, I am ready for pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin patches, and visits to all of our nearby farms. The best farm in my hometown is Braehead Farm. Located in Fredericksburg,...

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