Basic Skills Checklists

Teacher-friendly Assessment for Students with Autism Or Special Needs


Author: Marlene Breitenbach

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565752

Category: Education

Page: 53

View: 5137

Presents the educators with an effective means of determining current skills and monitoring progress of special needs children. Designed for use with preschool and elementary-aged children. Focuses on basic concepts, reading, language arts, math, fine motor skills, writing, and independence.

How Do I Teach this Kid to Read?

Teaching Literacy Skills to Young Children with Autism, from Phonics to Fluency


Author: Kimberly A. Henry

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1935274147

Category: Education

Page: 97

View: 7575

Reading is so much more than reciting words on a page! Reading provides personal enjoyment, access to information, and opens doors to opportunities throughout life, both recreational and occupational. Reading helps us grow and vicariously experience things we are curious about, and dream about. But for many young children with autism, reading is often a factual memorization of letters and words. The playful, imaginative qualities of reading may be missed in favor of the repetitive, predictable alphabet and visual appearance of words on a page. This book presents simple instructional strategies that can be used to help develop early literacy skills in young children with autism. Award-winning author Kimberly Henry provides dozens of fine-tuned, easily adaptable activities that teachers and parents can implement separately or in infinite combinations. Included are units on phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Kim also lists numerous other resources you can use to supplement the lessons. Best of all, this book comes with a FREE CD of printable, visual tools, such as: ABC Books Text-Picture Matches Songs, Chants, and Poems Word Webs Visual Organizers Sentence Builders And many more!

How Do I Teach This Kid?

Visual Work Tasks for Beginning Learners on the Autism Spectrum


Author: Kimberly A. Henry

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565248

Category: Education

Page: 101

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First Runner-Up in the 2006 Writer's Notes Book Awards, this book utilizes the strengths of children with ASD to help them develop new skills. Tasks are visually oriented, consistent; expectations are clear. Using easy-to-make "task boxes" children learn: motor matching sorting reading writing and math skills Tasks include: pushing items through a small openings (children love the "resistance" it takes to push them through) matching simple, identical pictures or words sorting objects by color, size, or shape. Ideas are plentiful, materials colorful, and children love the repetitive nature of the tasks, which help them learn to work independently! Sample data sheets are included.

Practical Mathematics for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays


Author: Sue Larkey,Jo Adkins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007831

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 6865

It is a common misconception that children on the autism spectrum find mathematics easy. In fact the opposite is true for some, and exposure to basic mathematics in the early years can be crucial in establishing the foundations for understanding later in life. This book provides practical strategies and tools for teaching key mathematics concepts to children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. The authors emphasise the importance of incorporating a child's special interest into learning in order to help them engage fully with new concepts. Topics covered include colours, shapes, categories, numerals, sequencing, addition and subtraction and using money, and the book includes worksheets and activities for incorporating mathematics into daily living skills. This is an essential resource for teachers, teaching assistants and parents who wish to develop mathematics skills in children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays.

Building Independence

How to Create and Use Structured Work Systems


Author: Susan Kabot,Christine Reeve

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937473099

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 3059

Detailed description of and rationale for setting up structured work systems for individuals with autism spectrum and related disabilities as a means of fostering independence, skill mastery, reduction of behavioral outbursts, etc.--Publisher.

Show Me the Data!

Data-based Instructional Decisions Made Simple and Easy


Author: RinaMarie S. Leon-Guerrero,Chris Matsumoto,Jaime Martin

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575734

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 6860

Data collection is one of the critical elements of an effective, efficient, and accountable program that supports student development and learning. However, many intervention teams struggle to develop reasonable and sustainable methods of gathering information about student performance and progress. Now comes SHOW ME THE DATA! This must-have resource consists of a brief discussion on data collection accompanied by a CD containing a comprehensive compilation of data sheets to help make that once-dreaded task easier and simpler. The data sheets are of two types: generic forms appropriate for students of any age and/or ability and forms focusing on specific skills appropriate mostly for young children or children with significant cognitive delays. Forms may be customized for particular programs and individual students. Finally, to help teams figure out what to do with the data once they have been collected, samples of completed data sheets and easy-to-use graphs are included as a model for how teams can display their data visually and evaluate the effectiveness of intervention and efficacy of their program and/or intervention.

Activity Schedules for Children with Autism

Teaching Independent Behavior


Author: Lynn E. McClannahan,Patricia J. Krantz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606130032

Category: Education

Page: 147

View: 3265

"A revolutionary teaching tool, an activity schedule is a set of pictures and/or words that cue children and adults to perform tasks, engage in activities, or enjoy rewards. For example, activity schedules can help a person do laundry, talk to a classmate, or play with toys. This new edition of the bestselling guide for families and professionals covers all the exciting successes and far-reaching impacts of using activity schedules--increased independence, social interaction, self-management--and provides the reader with step-by-step guidance for creating and implementing them"--Cover, p. 4.

Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom


Author: Beth Aune,Beth Burt,Peter Gennaro

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1935274082

Category: Education

Page: 151

View: 2952

Each year there is a growing emphasis on the inclusion of students with special needs into the general education population. Some students may come with a diagnosis: Learning Disability, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or ADHD. Others may not, leaving teachers unsure how to teach them. This book is a tool for teachers who have a student or students in their classroom whose behaviors are impeding their learning. If they see a particular behavior, they can quickly look up an in-the-moment solution, and then read more about what could be causing that behavior. A must-have for every inclusive classroom!

Setting Up Classroom Spaces that Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Author: Susan Kabot,Christine Reeve

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 9781934575680

Category: Education

Page: 84

View: 9693

With even the best curricula and interventions, students with autism spectrum disorders will not learn unless the classroom environment is organized with their specific needs in mind. This long-awaited book shows through clear and brief text and lots of photos how to determine what type of furniture and materials to choose for various types of classrooms and how to arrange them in a way that creates an effective learning environment while reducing anxiety and preventing problem behaviors.As such, it uses evidence-based practices of structure and visual supports to enhance the well-being and success of students. Examples are given for students across the age span with lots of lists and helpful resources, making this book a must-have resource for every classroom.

The Social and Life Skills Menu

A Skill Building Workbook for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Author: Karra M. Barber

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184905861X

Category: Psychology

Page: 333

View: 8427

Using a restaurant menu as a template, this book guides readers through each step of a conversation with starter statements to initiate conversation, main course topics to convey the purpose of the interaction, and treats that bring the exchange to a close.

Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Author: Dianne Berkell Zager,Carol S. Alpern,Barbara McKeon,Janet Mulvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415524377

Category: Education

Page: 117

View: 7917

Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders is one of the first books to specifically address the accommodation of students with significant learning differences in postsecondary education. Developed with the support of Autism Speaks, and piloted at Pace University, each component of this book is scientifically-based and provides a model of emerging best practices for college instruction involving students with ASD. The text is designed to give college faculty a deep understanding of students with ASD and help faculty to productively engage students with ASD, while also meeting the needs of all students in their classes. The strategies included in the manual are solidly grounded in principles of universal design and will prove indispensible for teaching college students of varying ability levels and diverse learning styles. A companion video shows clips of students and educators that are engaged in inclusive practices to illustrate approaches that have been successful in dealing with challenging situations in the classroom.

Late, Lost and Unprepared

A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning


Author: Joyce Cooper-Kahn,Laurie C. Dietzel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890627843

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 3057

The groundbreaking, nationally recognized Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) provides rewarding learning and social opportunities for hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities. This new guide shows you how to use the innovative NCBC model to set up a successful book club where members read aloud together, improve literacy or read for the first time, and make lasting friendships as they discuss books every week at their local coffee shop or bookstore. Developed in 2002 by Tom Fish and his colleagues at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, the NCBC program now boasts more than 100 clubs. The authors share their experience, providing the practical, nuts and bolts steps you need to take to get a book club up and running. Clubs include five to eight members all ages and literacy levels are welcome -- and discussion is facilitated by two trained volunteers. Much like other book clubs, NCBC members choose how they want to structure their club and which books they want to read. This book covers all aspects of sponsoring, organizing and implementing a book club in any community. Facilitators get title suggestions, learn how to manage their group, use strategies to initiate or improve reading skills, and encourage social interaction. NCBC also provides ongoing training and support to facilitators. A handy CR-rom included in the book provides several dozen key forms and templates, such as Member and Facilitator Intake Forms; End-of Book Survey, and Scale of Literary Skills. The enrichment of the NCBC experience continues to exceed the expectations of everyone involved; no club has every disbanded! In addition to improving their reading skills and making friends, participants become connected to their community because they go regularly to a social meeting place where all kinds of people gather. Dont wait to set-up a book club in your neighborhood The Next Chapter Book Club tells you how. Its easy and fun. Teachers, parents, social service providers and prospective members will want a copy.


What Does it Mean to Me? : a Workbook Explaining Self Awareness and Life Lessons to the Child Or Youth with High Functioning Autism Or Aspergers : Structured Teaching Ideas for Home and School


Author: Catherine Faherty,Gary B. Mesibov

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1885477597

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 2200

Designed for children with high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome, this workbook offers an approach for the child to learn more about himself. Faherty asks the child to react to various subjects, offering alternatives for the child to select. Features a special binding to allow photocopying.

Self-help Skills for People with Autism

A Systematic Teaching Approach


Author: Stephen R. Anderson,Amy L. Jablonski,Marcus L. Thomeer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890627416

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 7079

Learning self-help skills -- eating, dressing, toileting, and personal hygiene -- can be challenging for people with autism, but is essential for independence. This book thoroughly describes a systematic approach that parents (and educators) can use to teach basic self-care to children, ages 24 months to early teens, and even older individuals. With an encouraging tone, the authors -- behaviour analysts and psycholo-gists -- emphasise that it's worthwhile to devote the extra time and effort now to teach skills rather than have your child be forever dependent on others. The many case studies throughout the book depict individuals with deficits in specific self-care tasks, and demonstrate how a coordinated and system-atic approach is effective in teaching more complex skills. For example, a 12-year-old with the self-feeding skills of a toddler, who was excluded from the school cafeteria, is taught to stay at the table to eat a full meal using utensils. A chapter is devoted to each of the four skill areas (eating, dressing, toileting, personal hygiene) offering detailed insight and specific instruction strategies. Ap-pendices contain forms to complete for task analyses, instructional plans, and data collection. With the information in this book, parents can immediately start teaching their child, or refer back to the book to fine-tune skills as their child develops.

Quest Program I

Social Skills Curriculum for Elementary School Students with Autism


Author: JoEllen Cumpata,Fell Susan

Publisher: Future Horizons Incorporated

ISBN: 9781941765043

Category: Education

Page: 350

View: 7595

The QUEST Primary Model was developed to address the needs of children pragmatic language and social skills weaknesses. The program uses an intensive proactive approach to teaching social skills, combining written instruction with games, activities and student interaction. The goal of the program is to help students gain a better understanding of human behavior and interaction, and to provide them with opportunities to become familiar and comfortable with the social skills and pragmatic language necessary to be successful at school and in the community.Students with social skills deficits benefit from regular instruction and practice in order to maximize generalization of skills outside of the classroom. Unlike their peers, these students do not typically interpret social cues, nuances and rules of interaction, even when provided with an inclusive education in a general education setting. Often children with social skills weaknesses become overwhelmed or anxious around their peers. QUEST students learn about social skills through experiential stories, role play, games, activities, discussion, friendly feedback from peers and real-world experience.

Asperger's and Girls

World-renowned Experts Join Those with Asperger's Syndrome to Resolve Issues that Girls and Women Face Every Day!


Author: Tony Attwood,Temple Grandin,Teresa Bolick

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 193256540X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

View: 2100

World-renowned experts join those with Asperger's Syndrome to resolve issues that girls and women face every day!

Teach Like a Champion 2.0

62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College


Author: Doug Lemov

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118901851

Category: Education

Page: 504

View: 4780

One of the most influential teaching guides ever—updated! Teach Like a Champion 2.0 is a complete update to the international bestseller. This teaching guide is a must-have for new and experienced teachers alike. Over 700,000 teachers around the world already know how the techniques in this book turn educators into classroom champions. With ideas for everything from classroom management to inspiring student engagement, you will be able to perfect your teaching practice right away. The first edition of Teach Like a Champion influenced thousands of educators because author Doug Lemov's teaching strategies are simple and powerful. Now, updated techniques and tools make it even easier to put students on the path to college readiness. Here are just a few of the brand new resources available in the 2.0 edition: Over 70 new video clips of real teachers modeling the techniques in the classroom A selection of never before seen techniques inspired by top teachers around the world Brand new structure emphasizing the most important techniques and step by step teaching guidelines Updated content reflecting the latest best practices from outstanding educators With the sample lesson plans, videos, and online community, you will be teaching like a champion in no time. The classroom techniques you'll learn in this book can be adapted to suit any context. Find out why Teach Like a Champion is a "teaching Bible" for so many educators worldwide.

Growing Readers

Units of Study in the Primary Classroom


Author: Kathy Collins

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103732

Category: Education

Page: 278

View: 1123

Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.

Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration

Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents


Author: Jane Koomar,Carol Stock Kranowitz,Stacey Szklut,Lynn Balzer-Martin,Elizabeth Haber,Deanna Iris Sava

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565469

Category: Education

Page: 63

View: 8827

Provides checklists for teachers to assess children with sensory processing problems, along with actions and activities to integrate them into the classroom and stimulate learning.