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Kid Approved Spinach Oatmeal Bars

Many children do not eat enough vegetables. It is recommended that children eat 3 servings per day. If your child has sensory sensitivities to food, providing them with a balanced diet may seem impossible. This “deceptive” recipe sneaks spinach into yummy oatmeal bars. The cooked and cooled oatmeal bars will not have any spinach flavor. They […]

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Autism Series: How to Teach Tolerance To Losing

One skill that may be difficult for an autistic child is how to handle losing a game. Autistic children tend to thrive in predictable situations. They love their routines and may become very distressed when a routine is disrupted. Playing games can be unpredictable. Although each game will have its own set of rules, different things […]

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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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Top Supplementary Math Curriculum

Even the best math curriculum may need additional support through supplementary math curriculum. For instance, many math programs skim over money and time telling skills. These very short units may not be enough for some students. Other students may need more frequent review than is covered in general programs. The following supplements are sources that I have […]

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A Review of Math Fact Curriculum

Most school programs attempt to teach children to memorize math facts during the elementary school years. Once the child has learned the basic concepts of addition and subtraction, the focus moves to memorization. Later, the same process is repeated when multiplication and division are introduced. Learning math facts will help children become more proficient in […]

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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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Top 5 Math Adaptations

A high quality math curriculum will have a strong scope and sequence of skills taught, provide adequate practice, be comprehensive, and be sufficiently challenging. Even the perfect math curriculum will not work perfectly with every child. If a child is having challenging behavior during math activities, you will want to consider possible causes. Yes, the child does not want to do […]

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Structured Teaching: A Simple Bee Activity

Structured teaching tasks are designed to add visual clarity to a task. Toys that are already owned can be utilized in simple put-in activities. Appropriate toys can also be purchased for this purpose. Toys are appropriate for early learning structured activities, particularly for children who have limited play skills. This Simple Bee Activity is an […]

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Autism Series: Structured Teaching

Structured teaching is a way to visually organize lessons and objectives for individuals on the autism spectrum. The TEACCH program offers a 5-day training seminar for teachers and therapists. I was able to attend one of these seminars during my first year teaching autistic children. It was one of the best autism training seminars I have been to. […]

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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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