“One Step Directions” for speech therapy books/flashcards target helping young children learn to follow simple one-step directions. Pair the visual cue with the verbal direction and you will increase understanding. This approach is especially effective with visual learners (children with autism and other developmental disabilities). If you are looking for a good place to start with autism speech therapy or activities for autistic toddlers, you are in the right place!
“Two-Step Directions” books/flashcards target helping young children learn to follow 2 step simple directions. Pair the visual cue with the verbal direction to increase understanding. This approach is especially effective with visual learners. Datasheets and a key for prompting are also included. I use this with my 3-5 year old students with autism.` The clear pictures have been very helpful in providing a visual cue that makes sense to the little learners. The 4 sets start with simple directions that don’t require children to get out of their chair. The later sets require movement. If you are looking for a good place to start with autism speech therapy or activities for autistic toddlers, you are in the right place!
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Do you have a student who is non-verbal and has autism or who has limited verbal skills and you are trying to figure out where to start with AAC (alternative/augmentative communication)? A visual communication book (similar to PECS) is always my first choice in getting started! It is easy to use in the classroom and at home, and can easily be individualized with children. This resource includes TONS of pictures to help you get started. It also has directions, with pictures, to help you set the visual communication book up for your nonverbal (or limited verbal) student with autism!
This visual communication book resource is perfect for early childhood special education teachers, speech/language pathologists, and parents to use with children who are nonverbal with autism.
Are you wondering where to start teaching expressive vocabulary to young autistic children who are non-speaking? Exclamatory words are the place to start! Exclamatory sounds/words are sounds that children often imitate before saying their first words. They are sounds that can be full of emotion, like “oh no!” and “uh-oh” and often encourage joint attention….
Imitation is the basis for developing new skills in all areas of development. This is especially true for learning communication and developing social skills. Babies and toddlers learn new things quickly and efficiently by cueing in and watching those around them. For autistic children, imitation is often difficult. This resource will help you start to address…
In this preschool-level vocabulary activity, you will find tried and true activities to encourage language development in early learners. I use these with my students with autism and other moderate to severe language delays to encourage language development. The vocabulary activity includes 60 of the most common words toddlers learn as they are developing their…