Art projects can be especially challenging for students with autism. The sensory experience and fine motor requirements can lead to anxiety and frustration. So I know better than to just put a pile of supplies in front of my students
Visual schedules are a staple in autism and special education classrooms. Schedules help our students understand their day and reduce anxiety about what’s next. However, if we don’t follow them relatively quickly and efficiently, we have less time on task.
Stop laminating? In my special education classroom? But what about my beautiful task cards and adapted books? Kids with autism are rough on my materials – nothing will last past one station! I know. I get it. Please hear me
Token boards are a staple in many special education classrooms. Token economies are a best practice and appeal to students with autism because they are a physical and visual representation of positive reinforcement. There are many ways to put together
Number strips are among my favorite visuals for kids with autism. Hands down, I find them to be the most helpful and easy to use. One of my favorite things about them is there are no loose parts. You don’t