Parents

I have school at my house now: social narrative

Schools are closed due to the virus and kids are all learning at home. School is being delivered remotely and some kids are having a hard time adapting to this change. Benefit of Social Narratives: Social Narratives aka Social Stories are widely used supports for students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. All kids can benefit […]

My parents work at my house now: social story

Download the story here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/My-parents-work-at-my-house-now-social-story-5403639 Due to the virus, the public schools and our workplaces have closed for the time being. My son and I worked together to create a social story (aka social narrative) to teach him about what “work” looks like for mom. He didn’t realize that me looking at my phone or […]

Countdown visual for help with homework

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 […]

Parent input form for IEP meeting

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 […]

Book Review: The Reason I jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

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 […]

Dr. Temple Grandin-My biggest takeaways from her keynote speech

I got to meet Temple!!!  Getting the chance to watch Dr. Temple Grandin talk has been a career long dream of mine! When I started working with children with autism back in 1997, her book “Thinking in Pictures” was one of my first introductions to autism.   Dr. Grandin was one of the first individuals […]

Set Up An Independent Work System At Home For Your Child With Autism

Benefits of independent work systems:   Independent work systems are evidence-based practice for students with autism, but they are very helpful for any child who needs some structure to be able to work on his or her own. My son who started Kindergarten, now has homework so I set up a structured work system so he has […]

Changes In The DSM-V For Autism

What is the DSM-V?┬áThe Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (fifth edition) which was just revised in 2013 and written by the American Psychiatric Association. The diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been modified based on the research literature and clinical experience in the 19 years since the DSM-IV was published in […]

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