At the beginning of each year, I survey my high school classes to determine what they would like to learn about during our weekly social thinking lessons. I am always delighted to find that teenagers, without fail, are interested in learning how to be successful at a job. They expect me to teach them skills… Continue reading Soft Skills: What are They & Why Do I Need Them?
Ms. Daisy's class is filled with Re-Education veterans. They have been around awhile and know a thing or two about social thinking skills. As a result, we spent our first social thinking group reviewing the Zones of Regulation before taking these skills to the next level. We watched this amazing Prezi created by Kryssi Plasch. Yes, it… Continue reading Getting Started
I was so excited when I heard a podcast about Autcraft this morning, I couldn't wait another day to tell you about it. image from: seriouslynotborning.com Stuart Duncan the father of a child with Autism is the creator of AutCraft. As its name implies AutCraft is the first online video game exclusively for children with autism. He is… Continue reading Does your child with Autism love Mine Craft? Well, have I got news for you!
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!
Image from Kahoot.com Do you Kahoot? If not, what are you waiting for? I've just… Continue reading Do You Kahoot?
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its update on the prevalence of Autism. The CDC has estimated a 15% increase from their data released in 2012. This increases the prevalence of Autism from 1 in every 88 to 1 in 59 children being diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by age eight. … Continue reading Live, Love, LAMP!
Everywhere we look there are visual symbols. Driving down the road you spot those golden arches from afar and you know that a McDonald’s is close by. Clean the house and you notice a skull and crossbones on your cleaning product signaling toxic if ingested. Any well-placed sign with a circle and a slash and… Continue reading We’ve Got a Visual for That!