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

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

Cognitive Impairment Communication
Behavior / communication

Cognitive Impairment Communication

Providing a safe, loving school environment is essential for students with more severe disabilities/cognitive impairments.  I have had the pleasure of teaching students with disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Developing a method of communication is an essential life skill that needs to be developed and practiced constantly. Communication … Continue reading