“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!
Have you noticed that your students are coming into school more dysregulated than ever? This Calming Kit is a great addition to your Calming Corner. If you are a parent, are you needing some visuals and strategies to help with self-regulation at home? This is for you too!
If you are like me, you have needed to use more co-regulation techniques in your early childhood special education classroom (early elementary too!). You may wonder, “how can I start teaching my young autistic students/child how to self-regulate?”. This calm down kit has a variety of visual tools to help you get started.
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.
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 tired of the boring boardmaker symbols on your visual schedules? If you are like me, you want something brighter, cuter, and more accurate! This visual schedule resource for special education and autism won’t disappoint. It will help you stay organized and develop a consistent routine and system that will help your students become more independent in the classroom.
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…