Using Visuals in Special Education and Autism Classrooms

How to Use Visuals Purposefully and Effectively

I have been CRAZY excited to share my classroom with ya'll this year. This is my third year in this classroom, and I'm in love with how it turned out it this school year. I kept a lot of the same cent

Here's to Another Year: Autism Classroom Tour! (Teaching Special Thinkers)

There are a TON of pictures of her classroom on this site! Teaching Special Thinkers: Here's to Another Year: Autism Classroom Tour!

Amazon Alexa is a great tool to use in the autism classroom to teach communication and executive functioning skills. Read about how I use this powerful tool with my students with autism.

How to Use Amazon Alexa in Your Autism Classroom

Amazon Alexa is a great tool to use in the autism classroom to teach communication and executive functioning skills. Read about how I use this powerful tool with my students with autism.

Our interactive Math & Language Arts Workbooks provide independent work to your students & a HUGE help as you run through the unending list of to-do's at the start of the year! From theautismhelper.com #thautismhelper

Interactive Reading and Math Work Books

If you have been in an autism classroom, chances are you have seen some sort of token economy in action. Read more about common things you might have wondered about the proper ways to administer token economies.

4 Things You've Wondered About Token Economies but were afraid to ask

If you have been in an autism classroom, chances are you have seen some sort of token economy in action. Read more about common things you might have wondered about the proper ways to administer token economies. Tap the link to check out sensory toys!

Autism Classroom, Set Up Your Classroom.  This is a bundle of resources from my store that will be great to help you set up your new autism classroom or just to update it. Each resources comes with instructions so you are able to implement them and use them in the best possible way in your classroom!   We use these within our classroom every year and they work wonders with our students, so I am able to personally recommend you these resources ...

Autism Classroom, Set Up Your Classroom

Autism Classroom, Set Up Your Classroom. This is a bundle of resources from my store that will be great to help you set up your new autism classroom or just to update it. Each resources comes with in (Step Children Classroom)

An area like this would be great for a student like Peter or Kelsey so that when they are feeling aggravated or just want to be a lone and cool off some place else, they can go to their spot.

Have You Tried the 5-Point Scale for Behavior Regulation?

Cozy cove for children that want to be in their own space. Photo taken by Ray Chavez. Project created by Ray Chavez and children.

Get the prep started now!  Here is the first in a series of posts on setting up your autism classroom.  Great information.  Read more at:  http://theautismhelper.com/get-classroom-centers-started-setup/

How to Get Your Classroom Centers Started

I think we can all agree that lesson planning in the autism or special education classroom is complicated.  Here are some tips of why it is important and how to make it easier. via @drchrisreeve

Lesson Planning in the Autism Classroom: How to Make it a Success

I think we can all agree that lesson planning in the autism or special education classroom is complicated. Here are some tips of why it is important and how to make it easier. Tap the link to check out sensory toys!

My Wait Basket is one of my favorite tools in my Autism Classroom. This classroom idea helped me keep students hands busy while I tend to other classroom issues that arise throughout the day.

Teaching Wait: The Wait Basket

Teaching students to wait can be the thing that nightmares are made of. Create your own Wait Basket to train students to engage in appropriate activities when you need to quickly step away from small group instruction.

This engaging Valentine's Day glyph will be a great addition to your Valentine's Day fun. Pull out your copy of Froggy's First Kiss by Jonathan London and your classroom will be filled with giggles and engaged students.

Valentine's Day Craft~A Printable Valentine's Day Math Activity

This engaging Valentine's Day glyph will be a great addition to your Valentine's Day fun. Pull out your copy of Froggy's First Kiss by Jonathan London and your classroom will be filled with giggles and engaged students.

Favorite SIMPLE Apps for Special Education - Click through to see the apps one autism classroom teacher feels are the MUST HAVES for her classroom. You'll find timers, rewards, social stories, flashcards, communication, choice boards, alphabet, and more. Click through to learn more about each one today!

Favorite SIMPLE Apps for Special Education - Click through to see the apps one autism classroom teacher feels are the MUST HAVES for her classroom. You'll find timers, rewards, social stories, flashcards, communication, choice boards, alphabet, and more. Click through to learn more about each one today!

The Importance of Independent Work in an Autism Class!

The Importance of Independent Work {and how to set it up in your class

My 3 sets of centers - Writing, Math, & Literacy - help make independent work meaningful & create opportunities to practice academics your students have worked so hard on. From theautismhelper.com #theautismhelper

Literacy, Math, and Writing Centers {why I'm OBSESSED with these

The most visual schedule out there! Perfect for Classroom management and Routine Reinforcements.

The VERY Visual Schedule

The most visual schedule out there! Perfect for Classroom management and Routine Reinforcements.Tap the link to check out great fidgets and sensory toys. Happy Hands make Happy People!

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