This countdown visual is an example of how a visual can show the learner exactly how many items or tasks needs to be completed. Countdown visual supports can be used for any multi-step task. How to use Print in full color on card stock. laminate and use velcro to help the numbers stay down when […]
Attending an IEP meeting as a parent can be overwhelming and intimidating. At every meeting, parents have a chance to give input. As a teacher, I have seen parents who on the spot, are not able to express their child’s strengths and challenges. The graphic organizer I created helps parents plan ahead of time what […]
Title of the book: The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism. By Naoki Higashida Summary of the story/book content: This is a fascinating book written by a 13-year old boy from Japan who experiences autism. His autism impacts him to the point where he is non-verbal. Unlike some of […]
Self-management systems are… “behavioral strategies used to assist students with autism spectrum disorder in monitoring their own behaviors and administering their own rewards.” Laura J. Hall This is a personal application of a behavior change tactic that produce a desired change in behaviors. Student with ASD are able to monitor their own progress with acquiring […]
YouTube video showing the incredible 5 point scale The incredible 5 point scale for support with ASD and anxiety All people live with some level of stress and anxiety but when anxiety gets in the way of daily functioning in school, it becomes a problem. The incredible 5 point scale is a tool to support […]
How to create a penny token board for positive behavior support.
“Masking” and Autism- Sometimes this is called “camouflaging” On social media (twitter) I have seen multiple people who experience Autism describe the concept of “masking” and autism. At an autism conference I recently went to, a young man with autism described how he was able to “mask” his Autism and at the age of 22 […]