If you are concerned that a student does not understand your directions, ask him/her to repeat them back to you or to a peer.

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Flashback Friday: Text me!

Posted on November 07, 2014 in Autism, News

This idea is from the revised edition of “You’re Going to Love This Kid!“.

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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