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5 must-have visual sequences to improve routines at school and home
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5 must-have visual sequences to improve routines at school and home

Visual sequences are great when they are for a set routine that stays the same every time. Post these in the area where the routine occurs, so that it is consistent and provides predictability. Point to each picture as you talk about each step in the sequence. Brushing Teeth Many times, autistic children have difficulty…

Autism And Toileting Made Easier:  3 Tips for Success
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Autism And Toileting Made Easier: 3 Tips for Success

Autism and toileting. Where do you even start? When you really think about it, there are so many steps that go into toilet training!  Let’s break it down, because it’s not as simple as just sitting on the toilet and peeing.  First, the child needs to go into the bathroom.  Then, there are a few…

Toileting Training Using Social Stories for Young Learners with Autism
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Toileting Training Using Social Stories for Young Learners with Autism

I have to let you in on a little secret.  One of the things I’m known for in my school is writing toileting social stories.  If anyone needs a story that is potty training related, they come to me. Haha!  I never set out to be the potty training guru, it just kind of happened…

Autism And Toilet Training + Free Toileting Tracking Sheet
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Autism And Toilet Training + Free Toileting Tracking Sheet

Autism and toilet training.  It can be such a difficult skill to teach to little ones with special needs.  Learning to pee and poop in the toilet can be hard, then you add in language delays, sensory issues, and cognitive delays and it can make it seem impossible.  I’m here to tell you that it…

Potty Training With Autism
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Potty Training With Autism

Potty training children with autism- should you use visual supports? Absolutely! Keep reading for some tips for using visuals and other strategies to help with the potty training process. How To Start Potty Training An Autistic Child Sometimes potty training can take a little longer for autistic children. There are a variety of reasons for…

Autism And Potty Training Issues:  3 Reasons You May Be Hitting A Roadblock
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Autism And Potty Training Issues: 3 Reasons You May Be Hitting A Roadblock

When meeting with parents of young children with autism, one of the most common questions that come up, is “how can I potty train my child?”.  There are many reasons why children with autism experience potty training issues.  Identifying these issues can help parents know how and when to start with the toilet training process. …

Autism And Toilet Training Visual Supports

Autism And Toilet Training Visual Supports

If you work on toilet training with young children (neurotypical or with autism or developmental disabilities), you NEED THIS!! As I searched for toileting visual supports for my classroom and to give to parents, I quickly discovered that good resources were lacking. I’m SO excited to finally release this toileting resource that I worked so hard to create. I had custom clipart made so I could be VERY clear in the social stories and visual supports. The stories and supports have a picture for EACH step: pull down pants, pull down underwear, sit on the toilet (stand to pee for boys), get toilet paper, underwear up, pants up. I had pictures made with pee IN the toilet and poop IN the toilet. This is because we need to be clear when showing autistic children what is supposed to happen in the toilet. Any of the visual supports/activities can be printed and shared with parents for the home setting.

Teaching Autistic Children: 3 Things You Need In Place
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Teaching Autistic Children: 3 Things You Need In Place

Teaching autistic students takes a special and flexible approach.  Every day will be different when it comes to what works with each student and what strategies you need to lean on.  I developed a framework to help educators and parents understand the fundamental areas that are essential for teaching young autistic children.  This framework is…

Using A Visual Schedule At Preschool: 3 Types To Promote Independence!
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Using A Visual Schedule At Preschool: 3 Types To Promote Independence!

I remember when visual schedules were made using polaroid pictures. It was back in 1997, and I was student teaching in Minnesota. I recently came across these pictures from the first visual schedule I ever used in the preschool setting. That was also the first time I had the pleasure of working with autistic children….