Autism and more...

By: Bridget McCracken
and Dan Hoffman

                                                                                           

Please note:   Not All of the lessons on this page will require that the user utilizes Smart Board Software.   Look for the NSB for "No Smart Board" needed

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UPDATED AS OF Feb. 2014

Short Videos that you may wish to view

Washing Hands Zippers Button & Unbutton
Snaps Tying Your Shoes Hi & Hello
Hold the Door Open I Need Help I Need Help with A Word
Trios #1 Trios #2 Tinker toy #1 Windmill
Folder & Book bag Calming Sequence Leg Wraps
Chair Pushups Wall Pushups Conversation
Look at This Games May I Play Games Do You Want To Play

 

   

 

APPS THAT YOU MAY WISH TO LOOK AT FOR YOUR IPAD

Description

TalkRocket Go is the world’s easiest to use communication aid for people with speech and language disabilities.

COST $99.99

Free app for learning seeing touch and learn

 

Free   Tap the picture to hear what or where you wish to go

Free  Talk Assist is an alternative speech aid that provides a voice for people who cannot speak for themselves.

Free    The ‘Autism Xpress’has been created to help promote greater awareness about autism spectrum disorders. It is designed to encourage people with autism to recognizes and express their emotions through its fun and easy to use interface

Free  Autism Apps is simply a comprehensive list of apps that are being used with and by people diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome and other special needs. It also includes links to any available information that can be found for each app. The Apps are also separated into over 30 categories, and the descriptions are all searchable, so any type of app is easy to find and download.

Free A working understanding of analogies is an important tool for students of any age to develop, as they help children understand relationships between pairs of concepts

Free  Autism Apps Behavior Scripts describe social situations that can provide various obstacles and challenges for kids with autism.
Free Autism Apps-Concept Development is a series of Apps that apply the principles of ABA programs to teaching new concepts.
Free  Autism Emotion uses music and a photo slideshow to help teach about different emotions.
 
Free  Model Me Going Places™ is a great visual teaching tool for helping your child learn to navigate challenging locations in the community. Each location contains a photo slideshow of children modeling appropriate behavior.

Cost $ 5.99
Question Builder is designed to help elementary aged children learn to answer abstract questions and create responses based on inference. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders. Audio clip reinforcement can be turned on or off for non-special needs children.

Question Builder offers a rich and fun environment for improving the ability to abstract.

 

Cost $ 7.99
Story Builder is designed to help children accomplish the following educational goals: 1) Improve paragraph formation; 2) Improve integration of ideas; and 3) Improve higher level abstractions by inference. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders.

Story Builder offers a rich and fun environment for improving the ability to create a narrative.

 

Cost  $ 9.99
Language Builder is designed to help children accomplish the following educational goals: 1) Improve sentence ideation ; 2) Improve sentence formation; and 3) Improve receptive and expressive language. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders. Auditory playback of child's voice offers reinforcement for language development.

Language Builder offers a rich and fun environment for improving the ability to create grammatically correct sentences.

Cost  $5.99
Sentence Builder™ is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. Explicit attention is paid to the connector words that make up over 80% of the english language. Sentence Builder offers a rich and fun environment for improving the grammar of all children.

Cost $1.99
Autism iHelp

 
Autism iHelp is a vocabulary teaching aid developed by parents of a child with Autism and a speech-language pathologist
AutismXpress  Free
Autism Xpress’has been created to help promote greater awareness about autism spectrum disorders. It is designed to encourage people with autism to recognizes and express their emotions through its fun and easy to use interface.

FREE
NLconcepts Autism: Sort & Categorize

Natural Learning Concepts (nlconcepts.com) is known for top quality products for autism, speech & language and special education.


Autism Tracker Lite
FREE

Autism Tracker can be life changing for families with an autistic child. Explore Autism. Track what matters to your child and your family.
   

Video

60 Minutes Video on Autism and apps

INJINA

10 Learning games with children with special needs

IPAD APP SOURCE

You will discover many apps and cost of apps that were tested listed here

Adult App

You will find many ideas listed here

Squidalicious

Great website for research on autism and ipads

IPAD Apps Website

Best iPad apps for children with autism

Special Education Directory

This site will provide you with many areas and ideas to asst when working with special education students.

Classroom Adaptations Guide

Describes the difference between accommodations and modifications. The guide also details classroom alterations based upon the specific student need.

Accommodations Checklist

Checklist can be used to communicate resource room accommodations for individual assignments to the general education teacher.

The Accommodations Matrix

Matrix provides information regarding the type of accommodations that can be used for different disability areas.

PowerPoint Presentation

Presentation from the Fall 2009 EUPISD Teachers' Conference that describes accommodations and modifications. Provide information regarding the legal obligations of school districts as well as a list of references for accommodations to use in the classroom.

A letter template

Template to general education teachers that provides a list of special education students for each teacher's reference. The tool is useful for middle school and high school teachers.

Working with IPADS

This site will be updated as time goes on Please check our other Apps site

 

 

Positively Autism


Social Skills and Social Skill Stories
 

Theme Lessons and Activities
(for birthday parties, holidays, specific children's books, trains, and other themes)
 

Early Learning Activities
(colors, numbers, shapes, basic phonics/reading, etc.)
 

File Folder Games
(Visual, structured learning activities)
 
Work Tasks
(Structured learning activities for school or home)
Quick Tips
 
Apps
(for Android devices including Kindle Fire)
Workbooks Data Sheets
Fine Motor Skills
(cutting, tracing, etc.)
Reinforcement/
Behavior
 
Visual Aids
Flash Cards Worksheets Assessments
Games and Game Play Toolkits
Resource kits for hair cuts, dentist visits, sleep, family support and more.
Can you make the Expression 
    Guess the Expression

 

 

Table below is new as of March 26 2012

Free Program Recourses Touch creen Videos Talking Story Books Askability
Symbolworld Virtual Keyboard Crack it up
Piano
Bird Singers
Free Learning Source Deaf-blind Online Ace Centre Free Resources for special Education
Free Software for Children who cannot use a mouse Resource for Special Education Information I spy American Sign Language Browser
Physician Handbook Changing the Course of Autism Videos Autism Affects Video Autism Spectrum Disorder is unique Video
Autism 101      

 

 

Links below were placed on the website May 2010

Learning About Autism  Autistic Traits in Adults

Story Book

Shape of Behavior

Forum for Questions

 Other Story Books

Functional Behavior Assessment    pdf

This video explains using the smart board to assist the student

Video

What is Autism
A brief History of Autism

 

Websites to help Students, Teachers and Parents

Zone for Autistic Children

Scroll down on the  web page listed above and you will discover on the left side an Icon that says download.  It takes only 30 seconds to install this browser. Once installed click on programs and you will find it listed under the last item installed.

SMART Boards and a Browsing Breakthrough

The first Internet Browser developed specifically for children living with variants of autism spectrum disorders

ZAC Browser provides children with an extensive collection of online applications including Games, Video Clips (TV), Music, and Stories. The great thing about ZAC Browser is that it is an extremely safe and controlled environment for children.

While children are able to browse and select various Internet resources, they are unable to navigate outside of the approved list of resources. It is so effective that my 2 year old son can use the browser and never get "lost" by clicking on the wrong link. ZAC Browser keeps him safe and allows him to explore on his own.

 

Train Tracker

Train Tracker will be a big hit in the early primary grades and for older special needs children. It's also one of those great websites to bookmark at home and have your young children learn how to use a mouse while building their own little adventure world.

Teachers could also utilize this site as a fun "memory helper" by drawing out a train track layout on the Smart Board and then see how well the students can recreate the layout using Train Tracker.

 

 

 

Social skills

 Emotions In this lesson the students will put a face with a name. 
 Morning activity In this lesson the students will arrange pictures to show what they do first when they wake up in the morning.
 How would you feel Children choose a word that describes how they would feel in a situation. 
 Room create  Students can design their own home by placing the appropriate materials in the right room. 
Working with others This lesson will allow students to understand social skills using many different methods
Season Sort This lesson will allow the student to evaluate what they find other people wearing dependent on the expected weather.
What belongs at the playground A lesson to better identify what maybe found in a playground.  Allowing students to know what to expect.
I need help with something You will find a lesson that will coordinate words with pictures.
Ordering in a restaurant A simple but affective method of becoming comfortable in ordering from a restaurant
pledge of allegiance This lesson will allow the student to understand and have a better understanding for our allegiance to our country.
Jambav Stories  This website will allow the student to visually see and hear common learning skills with animation   NSB
Social Stories This website will allow the student to read different Social Stories.  NSB
Facial Expressions This website allows the user to view different facial expressions with controlled movement.   NSB
Feelings game This is another website allowing the student to visually determine who feelings they are reading or looking at.  NSB

Success Stories

 
This website will allow the student to create pictures of social work.   You must create a login and password.   NSB
   

 

 

 Math

 Dice Roll Roll the dice 20 times then ask the students a series of questions that relate to which number came up the most? the least? 
 Calendar The students can create their own personal calendar. Have them put what days they have art, music, or gym class. Print it out and enjoy!
 Pattern  Still in  working progress....
Many ideas for math This lesson will allow the student and teacher to explore many new and wonderful ideas using smart board technology.
Math Trail A This is a simple yet fun math project that will allow the student to add and subtract.
Math Trail B This is a simple yet fun math project that will allow the student to add and subtract a little harder than 1.
Math Trail C This is a simple yet fun math project that will allow the student to add and subtract larger numbers.
Math Trail D This is a simple yet fun math project that will allow the student to add and subtract larger numbers.  Larger numbers
Math Trail E This is a simple yet fun math project that will allow the student to add and subtract larger numbers.  using  10's
How Much Money This is truly a fun and exciting way to learn counting money
   
Weather Chart A fun way to learn about charts.  A must do lesson.
Sort the Shapes Just what it says, this lesson will allow students to place shapes in the proper designated area.
Addition a Sensory approach This lesson will allow a student to see the number, color in the dots while learning to add.
Correct time This lesson will allow the student to bubble in the correct time
   
     
     
     
     
     

 

 Reading/writing

 Handwriting Practice  Need to record sounds for the letters
Describing Words Dog Move the words around to describe what is going on
Describing Words Robot
Describing Words Elephant
Describing words bears
Describing words dinosaurs
Describing words Naming part
Describing words that rhyme
Describing words Science
Describing directional words  
Many ideas in Language Arts These smart board lessons will give you some ideas for reading and writing.
Vowel Crossword Crossword puzzle
   
Story with photos and sounds 1 These lessons have photos, words and sound.  Show not only social skills but also teaching reading at the same time.
Story with photos and sounds 2
  Story with photos about chewing gum
  Story about turning off the lights
  Story about getting in line
  Story about making my Bed
  Story about Recess
  Vacuum Cleaner Cleans our Home
  Create a room Allows the student to design rooms in their home and connect the words with the pictures.   NSB
  Synonyms and antonyms Fun game to determine what these two are.  NSB
  What is different You must pick what is different in a group.  NSB
 
 

 

 Resources

 Picture cards

 Looking for Ideas...

   
   

 

 Science

 water vs. land  Still in working progress......
weather  
Life Cycle of a frog You will find a fun and yet in-depth study of a frog.
  Many Ideas for Science You will be given some ideas that will help you teach and create your own lessons for science.
  Sort the Food Your lesson will illustrate what maybe food and what are objects that cannot be eaten.
  Today's weather This lesson will allow a student to very simply look outside and determine the weather with pictures.
  What does not belong 1 A lesson allowing student to grasp differences.
  What does not belong 2 A lesson allowing student to grasp differences.
  What does not belong 3 A lesson allowing student to grasp differences.
  What is Hard Lesson to allow a student to determine hard and soft items
  Land or Sky Lesson to determine what is objects are on land or sky
     
   

 

 Social Studies

 Label continents and oceans  Still in working progress....
 room sort  Still in working progress....