Task Analysis has been one of the most helpful techniques I have used with students who have autism. Task Analysis also called “chaining” is part of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
What is Task Analysis?: A task analysis is used to break complex tasks into a sequence of smaller steps or actions.
What is a picture Schedule? A picture schedule is a visual representation of what the student will encounter through the day or within a specific task. Continue reading
Thanks for Thanksgiving is a sweet book where every page says something the child is thankful for. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude can help us attract more of the same in our lives. The end of the book has a place to write what you are thankful for year after year.
A free and easy way to start building relationships with students is by meeting and greeting them at the classroom door every morning. Head Start has foverever had this as a policy so they can do head checks (for lice), health checks and check in with the student emotionally before school starts. Here are some reasons every teacher should meet and greet students every morning: Continue reading
ACES-Adverse Childhood Experiences
One Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) that children struggle with is divorce. Sesame Street has come out with a great video to help young children deal with the “big feelings” they may feel as they live through their parents’ divorce.
A Time Timer is a wonderful visual supports for students with autism, ADHD and other developmental disabilities AND typically developing students. WHY? Continue reading