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Tip 8: Use Puppets to Teach and Reach

Posted on April 08, 2012 in Autism, Literacy, News

If you have been to one of my workshops on autism, you have probably heard me talk about using indirect communication as a tool for connecting with learners and engaging them in lessons.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

Talking to and with puppets is one way that teachers communicate indirectly but effectively with their younger students on the spectrum. Use them to give directions, to tell stories, to sing songs, and to ask questions. Give them to students to use in these same ways.

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  1. From Alison on 14 Apr 2012

    I used finger puppets when I was reading a test to a student on the spectrum. His focus during the test was like nothing I had seen from him before!

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