School and home are two very different types of settings, both in physical structure and in function, but sometimes circumstances dictate we must merge the two. How can we help families build a strong foundation of systems that will support behavior and learning at home? We can start by looking at the systems we have in place… Read More Helping Families Build Strong Foundations for Home Learning
Prompts are necessary for ALL new learning. Whether learning at school, at home, or out in the community we all learn new skills with the use of prompts. TTAC ODU has a free downloadable guide that provides families with information on what prompts are, how to use them, and how to fade them. The guide… Read More Learning at Home: A Family’s Guide to Prompting
We all need structure and routine! There are times when students and families are faced with the challenge of a disrupted routine, especially when learning must occur at home for any reason. TTAC ODU has a free downloadable Home-Learning Visual Schedule Example that includes 20 symbols that can be used during home learning, two schedule… Read More Home-Learning Visual Schedule
When schools are closed for any reason, it can be difficult for students to understand why they are not going to school and that they must do school work from home. This video social story explains what learning may look like in the home. Students can watch it as many times as needed! This video… Read More “Learning at Home” Video Social Story
We’ve heard that teachers will need to develop virtual learning activities! Our specialists have developed a list of resources that we hope can help you. Looking for leveled reading? Try these free resources for teachers: Epic! Newsela Are you using Tar Heel Reader? Need a tip for how to share selected books with your students? Create… Read More Virtual Learning for Students with Significant Disabilities
Think of a skill someone recently taught you. Maybe you learned how to use a new online IEP system, learned how to use your new phone, learned how to ski, or learned how to sew. Did the person teaching you model some steps? Give you pictures or diagrams? Provide supplemental verbal hints? Point to things… Read More Prompts and Prompt Fading for Building Independence
So many acronyms and so little time! When these are all seen as separate or additional things to do, it can become overwhelming or, maybe, even scary (Oh my!). By looking at High Leverage Practices (HLPs) and Evidence Based Practices in Autism (EBPs) as a collection of helpful tools for implementing IEPs, they can become a… Read More HLPs and EBPs and IEPs, Oh My!