Posts Tagged ‘Evidence Based Practices’

Have You Seen This Visual Strategy To Help Students See Long/Short Vowels?

Creative Visual Supports!!! Where were they when I was in school?! I have thought so many times how much some of these clever visual supports would have made things easier when I was in school!!! Even though I did not struggle in school, I can’t help but wonder what a difference it would have made for me to be able to process things visually instead of verbally. I can only […]

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Here’s the Perfect Strategy for The Child Who Has Oppositional Defiant Disorder!

Don’t you just love it when you find a strategy that works Almost every time you use it? I have found that to be true with many of the evidence based practices like when I use a work system or when I use the token board or the First/Then strategy. It dawned on me this week that I’ve been using a GREAT strategy for those students with ODD that I […]

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Do You Know the Three Keys to Keeping Parents Happy?

Are you avoiding a parent or two because they are angry or hard to handle? If so you are just making things harder on yourself! Did you know it’s actually more work and more stress to avoid a parent or to be reactive to a problem with a student than it is to actually take care of it!!! In today’s video, I’ve got three tips for you to stay squarely […]

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How Many Two, Three and Four Word Phrases Can You Make With Just 48 Words?

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw how many phrases could be made with a core vocabulary board!!! I guess I just never thought about how many combinations you could get! Out on the playground, you can say things like: Push me Go fast Push more I want to stop I want to go And much more! Playing board games, you can say things like: My turn Roll it […]

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Already Made Visual Supports For You!!!

It’s easy to tell a teacher or a parent that visual supports are helpful. It’s easy to say use of visual supports is one of the Best Practices for children with autism. What’s hard is finding the time to find them or make them. Score! In today’s video I am showing you not only WHERE you can find visual supports, but you will also see that the visual supports are […]

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6 Things You Should Do When Telling Your Child He/She Has Autism!

Do you start to sweat, break out in a bad case of the nerves, or wake up in the middle of the night when you even think about telling your child he/she has autism? You are not alone. Many parents try to put off this conversation for as long as they can just because the thought of breaking this kind of news is both scary and painful. My nephew’s parents […]

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7 Tips To Help Potty Train Your Child With Special Needs!

7 Tips To Help Potty Train Your Child With Special Needs!

As a parent, successful potty training is kind of like one of the rights of passage. It makes you feel a little arrogant. Right? You know, strutting around pointing to the big girl pants or big boy pants and saying, “Yep, I did that”. When I potty trained my first child, I thought I had accomplished something BIG!!! I did it! I wasn’t sure what I was doing, but I […]

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You Need To Know About the 11 Apps That Can Help Children With Memory and Focus Issues!!!

You Need To Know About the 11 Apps That Can Help Children With Memory and Focus Issues!!!

This is the first time that I’ve seen apps that have had research done that indicates they actually support/improve memory and focus with children. How exciting is this???? There are so many things you can do to help students (ADD/ADHD Alternative in the Classroom by Thomas Armstrong) with ADD and ADHD and according to some researchers (Bender & Bender, 1996; Ford, Poe, &Cox 1993; Millman, 1984). The computer is effective […]

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Check Out 4 Ideas to Use To Stop Vocal Abuse!

Check Out 4 Ideas to Use To Stop Vocal Abuse!

The natural thing for kids to do is to let it all out vocally. Right?!!! They love to yell, scream, laugh, and make all kinds of wild and crazy noises. Let’s face it, kids’ vocal cords can take a lot of abuse. Otherwise we’d see children of all ages walking around with raspy voices or even voices that would cut in and out like someone with laryngitis. For those children […]

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Are You Holding Your Child With Special Needs Back?

Are You Holding Your Child With Special Needs Back?

Do you ever just get so caught up in everyday challenges that it’s a luxury to step back and take a look at the big picture?  Who does that for you?  Are you sure that you are moving your child/children ahead so that everyday you are working toward that goal of independence? Being that second set of eyes on a problem is one of the things I do for the […]

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