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Must Have Math Manipulatives for Grades K-3

Many children need hands-on experiences to solidly understand mathematic concepts. Manipulatives can turn any well developed math curriculum into a hands-on curriculum. If a child is getting stuck on a particular math concept, bring out one of the must have math manipulatives described in this article to help teach the concept in a concrete and […]

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How to Teach Handwriting: A Multi-Sensory Handwriting Approach

When I taught in a self-contained public school setting, I worked with an excellent OT who introduced me to a multi-sensory approach to handwriting. Although I do not have nor remember her original multi-sensory handwriting program source, the just of the program was to start with gross motor practice, move to fine motor practice, and […]

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Teaching 2-Digit Place Value and Number Sense with Visuals and Manipulatives

For 1st grade math, I am using Mammoth Math Light Blue Series. I like mammoth math for a lot of reasons. It is an open-an-go type of curriculum, it is sufficiently challenging, and one of the most affordable homeschool options available. CLICK HERE to read my full review of homeschool math curricula. The downloadable version […]

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How to Create a Systematic Review Plan for Long Term Skill Retention

Some children will learn material quickly and easily and retain the information for years without any systematic plan in place. Most children have the best long-term learning from quality instruction, practice, and periodic review. There is yet another group of children who can learn skills and information one day and soon forget the content learned […]

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The Fernald Method for Severe Reading Disabilities

The Fernald Method is a whole-word multi-sensory approach to teach reading to individuals with severe learning disabilities. The approach has been documented in research as effective with this population (as cited in Boss & Vaughn, 1998). This article provides an overview of the Fernald teaching methodology. The Fernald Method can also be used for spelling instruction. […]

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Time Delay as an Instructional Strategy

Time Delay is an instructional strategy that has been used to teach a variety of skills. The two types of time delay include Constant Time Delay (CTD) and Progressive Time Delay (PTD). Both procedures have been documented as effective in research studies (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007). Constant Time Delay Step 1: Present the stimulus […]

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How to Help Children who Struggle with Math Facts

Math facts are basic math problems used in more complex math processes. In the early grades, the concepts of addition and subtraction are taught first. Once addition and subtraction have been mastered, multiplication and division are introduced. Students are also taught to memorize the math facts. Memorizing facts will allow a child to quickly obtain an […]

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Autism Series: How to Use Social Stories

Social stories are a teaching tool used to explain social situations to individuals with autism. Stories can be written for a specific child or for children in general. The story will include specific information about what occurs and why it occurs in a social situation. Relevant features including an explanation of perspective will also be […]

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Autism Series: The Problem with Inaccurate Examples

Teachers often provide examples when teaching new skills. Non-examples are sometimes used to highlight a potential mistake. The purpose of a non-example is to help the child avoid making the same mistake themselves. Caution should be used when teaching individuals with autism using non-examples as you may inadvertently teach them to do something wrong. Similarly, […]

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Autism Series: The Problem with Non-Examples

In teaching, a non-example is when you demonstrate or show what not to do. While exclusively teaching children with autism in the public school setting, I learned about the problems that go with non-examples the hard way. I consider these experiences to be instructional mistakes. I am sharing them here in hopes that you too will see […]

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