Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"What to Expect on Valentine's Day" Social Story



This story is part of our Valentine's Day activity page: http://www.positivelyautism.com/free/valentineunit.html

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine Train Theme Activities

I've been doing a train theme with my students this year and they've loved it, so I wrote a short Valentine's Day story about a train, as well as several learning activities to go with it. I thought I'd pass it along if you've got a train fan at home or in your class.

http://www.positivelyautism.com/free/valentineunit.html

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine Heart Match Game

A game from Speaking of Speech to teach turn-taking, matching, and colors.

Directions: http://www.speakingofspeech.com/uploads/HeartMatchDirections.pdf

Game: http://www.speakingofspeech.com/uploads/HeartMatchGame.pdf

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Birthday Party Social Stories

Two social stories about a child having a birthday party.

http://www.boardmakershare.com/Activity/1273163/My-Birthday-Party-Social-Story

http://www.slatersoftware.com/birthday%20social%20story.pdf

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Developing an Effective Behavior Plan Webinar

Developing an Effective Behavior Plan

Ally Kelly, M.Ed discusses the importance of determining the function of behavior, using proactive strategies, and ongoing data analysis as key components of an effective behavior plan.

Date: Wednesday Jan 25, 2012 Time: 6pm EST
 
More info here: http://www.rethinkautism.com/Community/webinars/default.aspx
 
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Educating for Inclusion

"I am a special education teacher preparing students with autism for fuller inclusion. How can I set up my small groups to target skills that will serve my students well in the classroom?


Answered by Renita Paranjape, MEd, BCBA, Clinical Supervisor-School Support System, Kinark Child and Family Services"

http://asatonline.org/resources/clinician/educatingforinclusion.htm

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Emergency Telephone Numbers Worksheet

This might be a good resource for students working on life skills or transition to life after high school. From the Council for Exceptional Children.

http://www.tooloftheweek.org/2012/01/P5661_Emergency_Telephone_Numbers_Worksheet.pdf

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Helping Children Develop Friendships

A tip sheet from Sandbox Learning.

http://www.sandbox-learning.com/FileLib/Helping_Children_Develop_Friendships.pdf

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr. Visual Supports

Some visuals for the holiday that could be used for coloring pages, visual supports during speeches or lectures, etc. It may be helpful for students with autism to have pictures to associate with the class discussion or activities. From Homeschooling.About.com.

http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/mlkingprint_7.htm

http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/mlkingprint_8.htm

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

"Why We Use Our Words" Activity

This lesson is aimed at helping understand that other people have different thoughts and see things from different perspectives and that in order to communicate our needs, we all need to use our words. From Autism Inspiration.

http://www.autisminspiration.com/public/167.cfm

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sample Video Lessons from Rethink Autism

Video samples of ABA-based teaching activities from Rethink Autism. Each video lesson also includes a printable lesson plan. Lessons include asking questions, playing "Simon Says," imitating a peer, and completing a work chore list.

http://www.rethinkautism.com/parents/SampleLessons.aspx

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