Finding ideas for lessons and activities for teenage and young adult special education students with autism and/or with a developmental delay can be difficult.
This app by AutismClassroom.com, was developed to provide the user with several ideas for creating some meaningful lessons with teens and young adults with autism, who may also have developmental disabilities.
There are 6 themes with over 30 "lesson starters" for each theme. The app has over 200 lesson ideas.
Highlights of the app include:
-8 Common Core Reading Suggestions for Instruction from the book "Teens with Autism: Apps, Ideas for Lessons, & Common Core Reading Connections for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Developmental Delays"
-Over 200 lesson starters
-10 App Activities for Teens from "Teens with Autism: Apps, Ideas for Lessons, & Common Core Reading Connections for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Developmental Delays"
-Routines and procedures "planner" example
-Skills addressed in Following A Topic/Joint Attention, Visual Performing Arts, Communication, Health/Daily Living, Vocational, Social Skills, Recreational Skills, Science, Sensory Involvement, Social Studies, Literacy, Fine Motor, & Physical Education
Other Apps by AutismClassroom.com:
"Classroom Set Up"- Detailed support for Special Education and Autism Classrooms.
"Autism at Home"- Provides strategies for making the home a learning space.
"Autism Classroom"- Lessons and activities for young children and behavior strategies for children and teens.
"Behavior Support for Autism and Special Education"- A free app with information about labeling target behaviors, identifying functions for behaviors and developing behavior support plans.
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Also included are links to the Narrative Writing Teacher's Resource Pack on the Hatt Designs website. This pack includes suggestions on how best to utilise this app in the classroom or home environment, as well as printable notes for the students.
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