Reading Level C – Modified Text & Comprehension
Academics / Literacy / Store

Reading Level C – Modified Text & Comprehension

Birthday Party is a Reading A-Z Level C Book. The book is modified with picture symbol text supports. This is a great way to teach Special Education and ELL students who require more visual supports to understand the literacy skills. – Book Vocabulary Words Page with Picture Symbols – Academic Vocabulary Words Page with Picture Symbols … Continue reading

Making Impressions – Perspective Taking
Behavior / communication / Social Thinking

Making Impressions – Perspective Taking

This Making Impressions Unit is part of the Social Thinking framework.  What concept are we teaching: Making Impressions – Being Able to Abstract & Infer: This is the ability to figure out what people are thinking about when it is not clearly stated. Why the concept is important: By reading the environment and person’s facial expression, body language, tone of … Continue reading

Making Inferences – Think with Eyes
communication / Social Thinking

Making Inferences – Think with Eyes

This Making Inferences Unit is part of the Social Thinking framework. This lesson was developed to help my students use their eyes to find social clues (facts) that people present during conversations. These are nonverbal behaviors (facial expressions, body language, gestures, eye contact and proximity).                        Think With You … Continue reading

Expected & Unexpected Behaviors – Social Thinking Introduction Lesson
Behavior / Social Thinking

Expected & Unexpected Behaviors – Social Thinking Introduction Lesson

This Expected and Unexpected Behavior Unit is based off of the Social Thinking framework.  I believe it is important to not just teach my students HOW to behave socially but to have them fully understand WHY they are expected to behave certain ways.  To help my students develop confidence by becoming more aware of social situations and the … Continue reading

Non-Verbal Communication
communication / Social Thinking

Non-Verbal Communication

Nonverbal Communication is a HUGE area of difficulty for my high school students who have high-functioning Autism/Aspergers. This unit was created by fading visual cues/supports throughout the lessons to promote independent mastery of recognizing non-verbal communication and understanding how to respond and how they come across to others. Think With You Eyes – Key Phrase used throughout … Continue reading