Friday, June 28, 2013

Autism and Medication: Safe and Careful Use Guide

"Autism and Medication: Safe and Careful Use," a guide for families, provides strategies and resources for parents of children with autism who take medications. From Autism Speaks.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Firework-Theme Articulation Game /K, G, F/

From Busy Bee Speech:

This freebie is perfect to use during 4th of July with your kiddos. Practice K, G, and F sounds using this cute fireworks themed board game and cards with visuals.

Content includes:
-board game
-18 K cards (I/M/F)
-18 G cards (I/M/F)
-18 F cards (I/M/F)
-9 blank cards

2 ways to play! Use the board game and turn a card over before each turn. OR set the cards up to play Memory-type matching games.

Monday, June 24, 2013

"Red White and Blue" Sight Word Matching Game

From "Literacy Without Worksheets" at TeachersPayTeachers:

"This sight matching game is great for literacy workstations to practice sight words!

Includes words that seem to cause students trouble: was, saw, every, very, what, want, went, give, gone

Includes directions and 18 CVC words (36 cards total)."

Friday, June 21, 2013

Autism and Developmental Disorder Screening App

Here's a description of the app written by the app creator:

This is a screening test to look at your child’s development.

The app will allow you to answer a series of questions about your child’s development at ages 8 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, and 24 to 36 months., and will give you results to indicate if your child is at risk for development delays and conditions such as autism.

You will not be able to access the questions for each age until your child reaches that age, but once your child reaches that age, you may repeat the screening as many times as you would like until they reach the next screening age.

For example, you may not access the 12 months old screening until your child turns 12 months old, but you may repeat the 12 month old screening as many times as you like until the child turns 15 months old.

Here are few Sample questions from the app –

Does the child turn around to look at you when his or her name is called?

Does your child imitate you when you clap hands or wave bye-bye?

Does your child point at things?

Does your child smile back at you when you smile at them?

You just need to answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.

The questions are constructed by experts who are involved in child development research since many years.

This app is developed by WebTeam Corporation in collaboration with Dr. Michael Lewis.

You can find the app here:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

"Helping Children Develop Friendships" Tip Sheet

Parents and professionals often struggle with helping children learn to be good friends or to understand the complexities of social interactions. This tipsheet contains a number of strategies that can help children develop friendships. From Sandbox Learning.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Montessori Print Shop Sizzling Summer Giveaway

It's our first annual Sizzling Summer Giveaway! What a great way to start the summer off. It's the perfect time to win over 1290 printable Montessori materials as you have the whole summer to print and prep your materials.

Enter to win our Montessori Print Shop Deluxe CD Rom Collection. It has over 1290 printable Montessori Materials in the collection. It is the most extensive and comprehensive Montessori Materials Collection available!

Friday, June 14, 2013

"iDad" Cute Father's Day Printable

From the Practically Speeching Blog at Teachers Pay Teachers:

"Use this quick sheet as a cute take-home for Father's Day. Draw pictures that correlate with the sentence below the 'app.'"

Thursday, June 13, 2013

"Autism-Related Wandering: Keeping Our Kids Safe" Webinar

Join TACA for a FREE Webinar on Autism-Related Wandering: Keeping Our Kids Safe, June 14th with National Autism Association President Wendy Fournier.

To register, go to

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Flag Day Emergent Reader Book

From Teachers Pay Teachers:

"This easy to make reader will help you teach your kiddos about the importance of Flag Day. It is an informational book with colorful pictures and a glossary. Just copy, slice and staple."

Monday, June 10, 2013

"Travis the Train Goes on a Summer Picnic" Vocabulary Story

A train-themed story to teach vocabulary associated with picnic foods such as hot dogs, sandwiches, fruit, corn, and more. From Positively Autism.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Speech on the Beach (Summer Activities for Articulation Practice at Home)

From Speechie Freebies:

"Phew, summer is finally here!  Be sure to send your artic kiddos home with activities—fun ones that they’ll actually do—so you aren’t starting all over again in September!"

Read more and find the activity here:

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Summer Vocabulary Flashcards

A set of online flashcards with summer/sun related vocabulary words such as pool, sunglasses, sunscreen, and more. From Positively Autism.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Sunscreen Song

A song about how to put on sunscreen and why it's important. Sing to the tune of "Itsy-Bitsy Spider." From Tinsnips.