“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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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.
Are you looking for social stories and visual supports to make the transition to and from the school bus easier for your students with autism and other developmental disabilities?
This jam-packed resource will provide you with a variety of visual supports to support your students with common issues when it comes to the bus. Whether it is transitioning to and from the bus, or challenges they face on the bus, this set of visual supports has you covered.
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.
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These cue cards are meant to be placed on a ring and carried with all adults that are working with a child with autism. That way, the team can provide consistency, and predictability with the visual cues they are using.
Visual supports are an evidence-based practice for autistic children. That means they have been proven to work. Visual cue cards can help children understand directions when (verbal) words don’t make sense. Giving directions verbally isn’t usually the most effective way to communicate with a child with autism, but visuals can act as a bridge between receptive and expressive communication.
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…