An update from me, Steph – ASD Teacher

update

I have not posted much recently but now as I am coming to the end of a very successful school year with an amazing class of year 4 – 6 (age 9 – 11) children with autistic spectrum disorder and severe learning difficulties, I have a huge amount of resources and information I would like to write about. After having consistent ‘outstanding’ teaching observations, this has given me the extra motivation to show you all the work I have been doing and the strategies for learning, teaching and behaviour that have worked. More blog posts to come soon!

Thank you for visiting!
Steph
ASD Teacher

Sand timers for children with autism

I cannot stress enough how valuable sand timers are for children with autism and teachers, parents and any one else working with children with autism. Sand timers clearly provide a visual aid and count down to the end of an activity and can be used in daily routines and during lessons. Sand timers can be used in any setting including at home. They can also help children to develop an understanding of time. I always use a sand timer to show when an activity is coming to an end followed with a verbal countdown from 5.