Visuals and schedules make the autism world go ’round and that extends beyond the home and classroom. Students can succeed in challenging environments like physical education class when given schedules and visual supports! Story time – I was responsible for
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
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.
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