Many words don’t follow basic decoding rules and are taught in pre-k and kindergarten classrooms as “sight words”, “instant words”, “high frequency words” or “star words.” A new reader finds sight words very frustrating until they are memorized. Featured words: A, and, for, have, he, I, in, is, it, of, play, said, that, the, to, you
Sequences for Autism
Sequence it! is a tool intended for strengthening the understanding of processes based on a sequence of events.
A sequence of images is an effective tool and can be used in a variety of educational activities, including: understanding cause and effect, understanding processes and a series of actions, encouraging literacy, expanding vocabulary, assistance in understanding the sequence of a story, etc.
See touch learn
Parents need to know that See.Touch.Learn. is a tool to help parents, educators, and therapists work with kids with special needs like autism. The app provides sets of picture cards with accompanying lessons as well as an easy-to-use system of organizing picture card sets. Picture cards are frequently used at home and in the classroom to help kids with developmental challenges learn new concepts and improve communication skills. The app provides 32 cards for free along with six lessons.
Words on Wheels
Words on Wheels is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app for the iPad that helps children with speech problems to communicate more efficiently by combining images to create sentences
This easy-to-use AAC and choice board app was suggested and edited by special needs teachers to help nonverbal kids participate in class. Users tap a button and the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch speaks the button text aloud in either a boy’s or girl’s voice. Screen choices include yes/no, alphabet, numbers, interactive speaking clock, skip counting, opposites, world map, US coins, bullying, getting dressed, using the bathroom, seasons, emotions, BINGO, body parts, life cycle of a butterfly, custom screens with editable text and pictures.
Ebay is a great place to buy new and used things
Here is a small list to toys targeted to special needs kids
Small Stretchy Dinosaur Bendy Stress Toy Filled with Scrunchy Polystyrene Balls
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When we first started the blog we found Saar mom that wrote about her experience as a mom to autistic child
Here us another blog writing about the changeless that parents and families that has Autistic members
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Proloquo2Go™ is a new product from AssistiveWare that provides a full-featured communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking. It brings natural sounding text-to-speech voices, up-to-date symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, ...
utistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate
Source (CBS news)
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The Kennedy Krieger Institute teamed up with the Timonium-based Parents Choice Foundation to create guidelines to help parents and caregivers choose toys at local stores for children with special needs.