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More Full Circle Cartooning Ideas!

More Full Circle Cartooning Ideas!   One blog post was just not enough examples of how Full Circle Cartooning can be used with students!  I am going to show you two more examples of how I used this tool.  I’m going to assume that you’ve watched the video on full circle Cartooning for Students with Violent Scripts so if you have not done that….. go to the Home page on […]

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Full Circle Cartooning Ideas for Students with Violent Scripts

Many of you have heard of Carol Grey’s Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations.   I have come up with a variation of the Comic Strip Conversation that I call Full Circle Cartooning.  I feel this is a visual opportunity for students to see what they are doing, what others are thinking, what they can do about it, and then positive outcomes because others have changed their perspective. I am a very […]

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EASY, EASY, EASY Grant for Indiana Special Education Teachers!

EASY, EASY, EASY Grant for Indiana Special Education Teachers!

EASY, EASY, EASY Grant for Indiana Special Education Teachers!     If you are an educator working with students with autism and you live in Central Indiana, take a look at this!  Answers for Autism is an organization dedicated to helping people who work with children on the autism spectrum.  They work hard in their fundraising efforts and have offered a simple way to make your needs/wants known to them.  […]

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The Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Behavior

The Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Behavior

The top 5 things you need to know about behavior. There is always a function/reason for behavior.  When a student is displaying a behavior, you need to tap into the possible reasons causing the behavior.  Students initiate and continue behaviors because they are getting something out of it.  What they are getting falls into one or more of the categories listed below. Power and Control www.phillystudentsummit.com/listing/ Avoidance or Escape Attention […]

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When They Don’t Know What To Say, Give’em a Script!

When They Don’t Know What To Say, Give’em a Script!

When They Don’t Know What To Say, Give’em a Script! Remember the story about Cyrano de Bergerac? A handsome young suitor wants to court a lady he is interested in, but does not have the words to express his thoughts and feelings. He engages the services of the large nosed de Bergerac who happens to possess the gift of elegant expression. de Bergerac hides himself as he pours out his […]

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Hit A Button, Have A Conversation

Hit A Button, Have A Conversation

If you have a non-verbal student with limited physical abilities, yet he/she can activate a voice output device (VOD), then don’t limit that student to a life of one word or single phrase responses! For these students, I am in love with the voice output device from Able Net called the Step x Step. It is a simple device that looks like a very large button. It’s easy to program […]

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Are You Getting Behaviors From Your ASD Students Who Can Talk?

Are You Getting Behaviors From Your ASD Students Who Can Talk?

Think about it, if Behavior Communicates and you’re getting aggressive behavior from a student who is verbal, that means he/she is trying to communicate something they don’t have the words for. You and I have verbal skills yet how often do we have to clarify or even apologize for something that was not said properly? Exactly. So it’s not a stretch to imagine that our verbal students with autism who […]

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Top Fifteen Gotta Have Books For Students With Autism

Top Fifteen Gotta Have Books For Students With Autism

Top Fifteen Gotta Have Books for Students with Autism There are so many incredible resources out there now that can help us with our kids on the autism spectrum. How do you know where to start and what to read? I asked the secretary, who is in charge of our lending library for our five school district special education cooperative, to compile a list of the books and materials that […]

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Best Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Best Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Happy New Year!   As you welcome in 2013 I want you to be aware of what the National Professional Development Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders considers their top 24 Evidence Based Practices for students with autism.  They are as follows: Antecedent-Based Intervention (ABI) Computer-Aided Instruction (CAI) Differential Reinforcement Discrete Trial Training (DTT) Extinction Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) Functional Communication Training (FCT) Naturalistic Intervention visa signature card Parent Implemented Intervention […]

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Need a new schedule for the New Year?

Need a new schedule for the New Year?

Have you ever just wished you could see someone else’s class schedule to get some ideas of how to organize your own?  On my Resource page I have given you just that!  I’ve posted four schedules for you to check out.  These are actual schedules used by teachers that I coach (hence the names blacked out). I thought you might like to see both a staff schedule and individual schedules […]

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