6 Real and actionable ways to start the year off right in Autism units or self-contained.

Start the Year Off Right

6 Ways to Start the Year off Right When Teaching Students With Multiple Disabilities

It seems like summer just started, but the awesomest of you are already thinking about school starting- you’re mentally planning, curating materials, and your inner Rock Star teacher is rejuvenating. I’m teaching summer school for the severely disabled this year and some of my aides will be starting as teachers in the fall. The one question they really want to know is what they can do right to start the year off right.

With that in mind, here is a list of 6 ways to start the year off right when teaching LIFE Skills/PMLD.

Start Year Off Right in Self Contained Autism Units

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Social Skill Building in Autism Units- Actionable steps you can take to teach better social skills!

Social Skill Building Tips

 

Social Skill Building Tips for Students with Autism

You take your students out on a Community Based Trip and they… well, they stick out. You work in the classroom all the time to get your students to interact in socially appropriate ways, but it’s just not sticking when you get out in public. What can you do?

Social Skill Building Tips for students with Autism

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Struggling with writing for students with AAC devices? Read how Sentence Stems can help by using AAC and Sentence Stems with Predictable Chart Writing!

AAC and Sentence Stems

I was recently in a classroom with a teacher who loved the article here at NoodleNook about students with Echolalia and has been working with a particular student on that. She, however, is still struggling with authentic response and this student meeting their writing goal.

‘Ideas?’ She asked…

Of Course!

Try AAC and Sentence Stems!

AAC and Sentence Stems

Struggling with writing for students with AAC devices? Read how Sentence Stems can help by using AAC and Sentence Stems with Predictable Chart Writing!

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Sleep issues affect 80% of kids with Autism. How can you help? Be sure follow these 6 simple steps!

Helping a Child with Autism Sleep Better

Kids with Autism who get a poor night’s sleep often have problems with behaviors at school- that may be aggression and agitation, social withdrawal and isolation, or even sleeping in school. So what to do? This is a conversation worth having with parents, and may help you get through your day a little better!

Sleep issues affect 80% of kids with Autism. How can you help? Be sure follow these 6 simple steps!

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Things are going great in class and then a student’s behavior derails everything! What do you do? Here’s the three steps to take to get things back on track!

Autism Behavior Management

Autism Behavior Management

So things are going well, and then they aren’t.

When you have students with behaviors in the classroom it can set off everything and everybody.

It gets out of control, FAST!

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Seeing regression in students with significant disabilities is heartbreaking… but how do you keep them engaged and learning over the summer? Here are the 3 best websites to stop summer regression!

Best Websites to Stop Summer Regression

Seeing regression in students with significant disabilities is heartbreaking… but how do you keep them engaged and learning over the summer? Here are the 3 best websites to stop summer regression!

Seeing regression in students with significant disabilities is heartbreaking… but how do you keep them engaged and learning over the summer? Here are the 3 best websites to stop summer regression!

Best Websites to Stop Summer Regression

The countdowns are posted in classrooms. Teachers are dreaming of days with no alarm clocks. Students are fantasizing about the pool, late bedtimes, and summer fun.

Yes, summer is coming.

Problem with students who have significant disabilities is that summer often means regression and when students take so long to recoup that summer slide, isn’t our responsibility to do something?

No worries. I have 3 great websites that are FREE, FUN, and EASY to assign as the teacher as well as TRACK DATA!

Yeah. It’s all that, so read on!

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15 Easy and Doable Academic Activities with Comm Boards to build vocabulary. If you don’t do these things, pick one and start today!

Academic Activities with Comm Boards

I was in a LIFE Skills classroom last week and the teacher told me she never used the Communication Boards that came with the adapted stories. I gasped.

What a waste!

There a literally more than a dozen activities you can do with a Comm Board. Don’t believe me? Read on!

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Are you looking for more ways to build vocabulary with students who use AAC devices?

Using AAC More in the Classroom

Recently we challenged our readers to start using AAC more in the classroom to ensure that every student has choice and voice. Hopefully you had an opportunity to download the freebie associated with that challenge. If not click here to read the article and get a free AAC tool to incorporate into your classroom.
Did you rock out that challenge?
Are you looking for more ways to build vocabulary with students who use AAC devices?
We’ve got some great ideas for you!

Are you looking for more ways to build vocabulary with students who use AAC devices? We've got some great ideas for you!

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