If you have students in middle and high school who regularly show up without supplies, consider letting them keep a second set of materials in the classroom.

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Idea #17: Text me!

Posted on April 17, 2013 in Autism, Literacy

The next few suggestions are from the revised edition of “You’re Going to Love This Kid!”. I have selected ideas from several different chapters including those focused on classroom environment, teaching strategies, and communication.

If you have a reluctant writer on your hands, try using daily text messaging as a tool for practicing spelling and composing sentences. Pick a motivating partner (grandma, older student, principal) and set up a system where the two text a note at roughly the same time each day. The “tutor” can ask the student to answer questions related to classroom content (e.g., “Hey, I heard you are studying Ruby Bridges. Tell me about her.”)

You’re Going to Love This Kid!

Thousands of educators have turned to this book for fresh ways to welcome and teach students with autism- and now the book teachers trust is fully revised and more practical than ever. Gathering feedback from teachers across the country during her popular workshops, autism expert Paula Kluth targeted this second edition to the specific needs of today’s primary and secondary school educators. Packed with the ready-to-use tips and strategies that teachers are looking for.

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