Thursday, August 25, 2011

Free Autism and Homeschooling Printables



I'm homeschooling this year so I'm going to be burning the printer up!  If you have any great resources to share then bring 'em on!  I'm going to need all the help I can get!


I found some good links I want to share for those who have special needs children or are struggling to get their children to understand key concepts.

A smaller, more portable, and easier to use incentive chart!

Kathryn Whitaker over at Practical Autism Resources has generously devoted time to creating a huge library of printables that can be used to teach academic concepts along with social skills, behaviors, and categorization. From here I found the behavior punch card which is an excellent tool for reinforcing good work and good behavior.  I'll be using this bad boy to get some serious work done this school year!

Sites for Autistic Support teachers doesn't produce their own printables but they have an awesome link list of great sites that have valuable tools and information.  For that alone they deserve a big YOU ARE AWESOMESAUCE salute!  Their printables section is full of great sites to visit.

Autism Hand in Hand has some good flash cards.

Can't wait to use this!
SEN Teacher wins my heart with their emotion cards and their printable skeleton which is customizable.  My kid loves bones.  They also have face fans and some other great printables.  This is one site you HAVE to check out if you have a special needs child.   They also have great programs you can download like PictoSelector.  A great free resource for parents.

BTW, did I say it's great?  I think I did.


ABA Resources has some printable picture reinforcers, token systems, and other resources that would be very useful to a parent using the ABA technique.

Wish I had this when I needed it!
Visual Aides for Learning rocks my socks with practical visual guides for situations like potty training and the all dreaded puberty.  They also have a printable that could be used to show a child what parts of the body are private or off limits to others.  The one on personal space will be useful this year as well as the one about private places.   I appreciate that these images are anatomically correct when appropriate.  If there's one thing I've learned about having a child with Autism is that the most straightforward answer, picture, or approach is always the best.

Elearning.Autism.Net has printable visual aides including some nice ones for voice volume.  Plus there's the awesome stop, wait, listen printable that my kid is about to get very, very sick of!  Looks like they have them in French too.
   



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