# Special educational needs teaching resources: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Resources and ideas for special educational needs, autism spectrum disorders (asd), written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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#### Interactive game to discriminate colours.

Follow me on Tes, Pinterest and Twitter for new releases, freebies and special offers.Here you have a fun and interactive resource to work colour discrimination.This is a pdf download of 2 A3 pages. In the first page, you will find a colour mat of 6 colours (red, blue, green, purple, orange and yellow).In the second page, you will find 30 different pictures of various things of 6 colours (5 of each colour).The idea is to laminate the first page, cut and laminate the second page and cut again to have 30 different images of the 6 six colours.Put some velcro in the colour mats and in the back of the pictures. The kids must discriminate the colours and decide where each picture corresponds.Thanks for stopping by!

#### I can learn colours

Here you have 3 of my premium resources to work colour discrimination.A space related task cards.An interactive game.A package resource that includes a book for first readers, and a fun game.Follow me on Tes, Pinterest and Twiter to know about new releases, freebies and special offers.Hope you find this resource useful.Save 30% by buying this bundle, instead of each resource separately. Thanks for stopping by!

#### Maths Binder 1-10

Summer Maths Binder 1-10contains 12 interactive game type activities.I use them in my number Binder (unit 2) that students can access when I need to test what they know!These games are quick and easy to make up, simply laminate and Velcro and pop in a binder and you will have great number games to 10 for years to come.Matching numbers to 10Match numbers to 10Count and Match numbers to10Ordering numbers to 10Order numbers to 10Find the missing number to 10Find the missing number to 10Counting to 10Sequencing summer itemsplus more games and matching pieces

#### PSHE: PSHE - 1 YEARS WORTH of PSHE

36x fully resourced, highly-rated PSHE lesson packs and units (KS3/4). All 36 lesson packs (bundled into 20 downloads) are complete with at least one hour-long powerpoint, accompanying differentiated worksheets, clip links with questions, plenaries, clear LOs, starters and all are well differentiated to three levels throughout. These resources have been highly-rated individually by TES users, follow the same consistent format and are easy to follow. There is zero extra work required, and the whole bundle follows PSHE Association topic recommendations and Ofsted latest SRE/Safe Students guidance. I use all of these myself as a Head of PSHE and I really hope you find them excellent value. I've put literally months of time into this to make these lessons top quality for my own school team. Please leave me a review and I'll send you any other resource of your choice for free. Many more inexpensive and also many free resources at my shop: Emjcot's Shop

#### Rhyming Words Matching Activity

Rhyming words is a perfect activity for young learners as well as for students with autism and special needs. The recognition of rhyme is the entry point to phonemic awareness. There is a strong relationship between rhyming ability and a child`s performance in reading and spelling.The pages must be printed on photo paper and laminated. Cut the cards out following the given directions and you`ll get 36 small boards for mathing 2 rhyming words on each of them.The following rhyming words are included in this activity:bear-pear, snake-cake, box-fox, duck-truck, mouse-house, boat-goat, pan-fan, tree-bee, hat-cat, dog-log, hen-pen, snail-pail, jam-tram, plum-drum, eight-plate, tie-pie, doll-ball, car-jar, shell-bell, stool-pool, bone-phone, clown-crown, clock-lock, cap-map, money-honey, towel-bowl, can-man, mug-jug, pig-fig, blue-glue, boy-toy, bag-flag, eye-fly, four-door, train-plane, string-ring.

#### Fruits and Vegetables Sorting Activity for Special Education

This is a great activity while working with students with autism or special needs. After teaching students different categories in small and whole group settings place this task in an independent work area. Learning categories is critical to language development. You can find different flash cards sets and activities in my store. There are 4 pages to be printed and laminated. Cut out the cards and use velcro in the middle of each blanc square on the boards and on the back side of each card. Students will enjoy this activity!

#### Autism & Special Needs Activity- Car Sorting by Color

Autism &amp; Special Needs Activity- Car Sorting by Color-a great activity for young children 3-5 ages as well as for students with autism and special needs.The pages to be printed on photo paper and laminated. The cards with pictures muct be cut out. Use velcro on the back side of each card and in the middle of each blanc square on the sorting board.

#### Non Identical Body Parts Sorting Activity for Autism and Special Ed

Non-Identical Sorting for Autism, Special Ed, Early Intervention, Speech Therapy, ABA, Occupational Therapy, TEACCH, ESLSorting non-identical items is perfect for children who have mastered basic matching and are ready to work on more complex skills. This activity teaches organization and is an essential foundational skill that improves categorizing and discrimination. It is good for early childhood and students with autism &amp; special needs.There are 15 pages to be printed on photo paper and laminated. Cut the cards out. Use velcro in the middle of each blank square on the boards and on the back side of each card. This activity includes the following body partsg: eyes, hair, hands, feet, fingers, arms, legs, ears, head, face.

#### What Do You Do With It? Matching Activity

What Do You Do With It?- Autism Matching ActivityThis is a great activity for students with autism and special needs.The pages must to be printed on photo paper and laminated. The cards must be cut out. Use some velcro in the middle of each blank square on the boards and on the back side of each card. There are 24 objects included: apple, scissors, headphones, television, bicycle, pencils, ball, candy, doll, fork, pen, knife, hat, books, juice, phone, soap, toothbrush, hairbrush, phone, glasses, guitar, swing, handkerchief.

#### Community Helpers Cards for Special Education, ABA

Community Helpers Autism Communication Cards, PecsThe pages must be printed on photo paper, laminated and cut out. Use velcro on the back side of each card for pecs purpose. The cards will help students with autism and special needs develop vocabulary.The 36 cards include the following words: artist, astronaut, actor, dentist, surgeon, hairdresser, judge, reporter, veterinarian, doctor, nurse, chef, construction worker, farmer, firefighter, mechanic, carpenter, president, photographer, police officer, pilot, waitress, baker, electrician, musician, manager, florist, postman, soldier, teacher, mason, pharmacist, sailor, scientist, mayor, volunteer.

#### Farm Animals Word to Picture Matching Activity

Farm Animals Word to Picture Matching Activity is an activity that develops vocabulary, reading and spelling skils. Great for students with special needs, autism.There are 15 pictures and 15 words to be printed on photo paper, laminated and cut out. Use some velcro in the middle of blanc squares on the boards and on the back side of each card.The animals included: dog, cat, pig, chicken, mouse, sheep, duck, goose, goat, cow, horse, donkey, turkey, rooster, rabbit.

#### Seasons Sorting - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Seasons Sorting Activity-Autism &amp; Special NeedsThis is a great activity for TEACCH work system while working with students with autism or special needs. After teaching students the four seasons in small and whole group settings, place this task in an independent work area. Sorting is critical to language development. You can find flash cards sets for all the seasons in my store. There are 8 pages to be printed and laminated. Cut the cards out and use velcro in the middle of each blanc square on the boards and on the back side of each card. Students will enjoy this activity!

#### Food Vocabulary Photo Cards

Food Photo Flash Cards- great for learning vocabulary on the topic through different matching picture to picture activities and memory games as well as for reading and spelling activities. It is a good resource for students with autism and special needs.The flash cards must be printed on photo paper, laminated and cut out. You`ll get 2 sets of cards: first set including only pictures and the second set including also picture names. The words included: apple pie, bacon, bread, butter, cake, cereal, cheese, cheeseburger, chicken soup, chips, chocolate, cookies, cream soup, croissant, donut, egg, fish, fried egg, fries, fruits, honey, hot dog, ice cream, jam, jellies, juice, mashed potatoes, milk, muffin, pancakes, pasta, pizza, popcorn, rice, roasted chicken, salad, salt, sandwich, sausage, steak, sugar, sushi, tea, toast, tomato soup, water, vegetables, yogurt.

#### Fruit Inside & Out Matching Activity

Fruit Inside &amp; Out Matching ActivityThis easy-to-assemble activity includes 8 board pages and 4 pages with cards. There are 24 fruits included: apricot, mango, avocado, coconut, kiwi, lime, apple, nut, peach, pomegranate, plum, watermelon, pineapple, lemon, pear, orange, banana, melon, persimmon, strawbery, cherry, fig, grapefruit, mandarin.The pages must be printed ob photo paper and laminated. The cards must be cut out. Use velcro on the back side of the cards and in the middle of each blank square.This is a perfect activity for young learners and those with autism or special needs.

#### Farm Animals Building Sentences

Build a Sentence - Farm Animals, Autism and Special NeedsForming sentences is very important for young learners or those with autism. This activity uses real-life pictures for easy recognition of common objects and sight words as sentence starters. It is perfect for early readers. This is also an activity to practice identifying the attributes of what and the number of a group of items. There are 15 groups of items. The student will match the corresponding picture to answer the questions - What? How Many? There are 2 ways to use this file:1. Print the pages and use the pages as a “cut and paste” activity. The students will use glue to paste the correct answers where necessary.2. Print all the pages on photo paper and laminate them. Cut out the pages containing the colors, numbers and pictures. There are 2 pages that serve as boards for the types of answers (“what?”, “how many?”). Use Velcro on the back side of each card and in the middle of each blank square on the boards as well as on each square containing the questions. Thus the activity can be reused as many times as needed. *** Students can build 2 types of sentences:-using cards with words and hints (dots for the numers and pictures for the object words), as shown on the title page, then-using cards with only words. The farm animals included are: 1 pig, 1 turkey, 2 hens, 2 lambs, 2 dogs, 2 cows, 2 kids, 3 goats, 3 cats, 4 puppies, 4 ducklings, 5 kittens, 5 geese, 6 sheep, 6 horses.This is a great matching activity for K and 1st gr and for students with autism.

#### Farm Animals Non Identical Sorting Activity for Early Intervention

Non Identical Matching - Farm Animals for Autism, Special Ed, Speech Therapy, ABA, Occupational Therapy, TEACCHSorting non-identical items is perfect for children who have mastered basic matching and are ready to work on more complex skills. This activity teaches organization and is an essential foundational skill that improves categorizing and discrimination. It is good for early childhood and students with autism &amp; special needs.There are 10 pages to be printed and laminated. Cut the boards and the cards out and use velcro in the middle of each blank square on the boards and on the back side of each card. The animals included in this activity are: horses, chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, cats, turkeys, dogs, ducks, cows.

#### Evaluation writing frame.

swap words in and out as needed for a varitey of projects. The smiles are ideal for pupils to express how proud they are of there product, particuarly if this form of emotional expression is difficult for them to understand.

#### Assess, Plan, Do, Review - Parent questionnaire

Questionnaire to be sent out to parents in advance of the APDR meeting each term to gain their views.Provides parental voice and can be collated alongside school and child questionnaires as evidence to back up targets.

#### Adapted Daily Skills Book - UK

This adapted daily skills book is a great way for your students to work on their daily skills in an interactive and engaging manner. With over 60 skills included in this work book, you'll be able to assess your students understanding and capability on a wide range of skills. It also comes with recording sheets for you to use to monitor and assess students over a period of time.The activities included can be found below;Pencil control - follow from left to rightPencil control - follow in the linesWrite your nameMatch colours (6)Match colours (11)Match colours to clipart imagesMatch colours to real imagesMatch colours to namesMatch real colour images to symbolsMatch lower case lettersMatch upper case lettersMatch upper case to lower case lettersMatch images to initial lettersMatch CVC words to imagesMatch CCVC words to imagesMatch CVCE words to imagesRead sight wordsMatch 2D shapesMatch 3D shapesMatch 2D images to 2D shapesMatch 3D images to 3D shapesMatch 2D shapes to namesMatch 3D shapes to namesMatch numbers 0-20Match 0-10 to namesMatch 0-20 to namesMatch images to numbers 0-10Match images to numbers 0-20Trace numbers 0-10Finish the patternsCreate a patternSort big and smallMatch coinsMatch coins to pricesMatch clocksMatch clocks to timeCreate the clockWrite on the watchSort food and clothesSorting coloursMatching clothesCopy the clothingSort dentist v doctor equipmentMatching days of the weekOrdering days of the weekMatching months of the yearOrdering months of the yearCleaning teethWashing faceFeeding the monkeyMatching money in the piggy bankAanswer wh- questionsAnswering days of week questionsMatching 1/2sColour sorting dogsColour sorting penguins

#### Daily Skills Activity Pack - Canadian

This adapted daily skills book is a great way for your students to work on their daily skills in an interactive and engaging manner. With over 60 skills included in this work book, you'll be able to assess your students understanding and capability on a wide range of skills. It also comes with recording sheets for you to use to monitor and assess students over a period of time.The activities included can be found below;Pencil control - follow from left to rightPencil control - follow in the linesWrite your nameMatch colours (6)Match colours (11)Match colours to clipart imagesMatch colours to real imagesMatch colours to namesMatch real colour images to symbolsMatch lower case lettersMatch upper case lettersMatch upper case to lower case lettersMatch images to initial lettersMatch CVC words to imagesMatch CCVC words to imagesMatch CVCE words to imagesRead sight wordsMatch 2D shapesMatch 3D shapesMatch 2D images to 2D shapesMatch 3D images to 3D shapesMatch 2D shapes to namesMatch 3D shapes to namesMatch numbers 0-20Match 0-10 to namesMatch 0-20 to namesMatch images to numbers 0-10Match images to numbers 0-20Trace numbers 0-10Finish the patternsCreate a patternSort big and smallMatch coinsMatch coins to pricesMatch clocksMatch clocks to timeCreate the clockWrite on the watchSort food and clothesSorting coloursMatching clothesCopy the clothingSort dentist v doctor equipmentMatching days of the weekOrdering days of the weekMatching months of the yearOrdering months of the yearCleaning teethWashing faceFeeding the monkeyMatching money in the piggy bankAanswer wh- questionsAnswering days of week questionsMatching 1/2sColour sorting dogsColour sorting penguins

#### Daily Skills Interactive Adapted Book - USA

This adapted daily skills book is a great way for your students to work on their daily skills in an interactive and engaging manner. With over 60 skills included in this work book, you'll be able to assess your students understanding and capability on a wide range of skills. It also comes with recording sheets for you to use to monitor and assess students over a period of time.The activities included can be found below;Pencil control - follow from left to rightPencil control - follow in the linesWrite your nameMatch colors (6)Match colors (11)Match colors to clipart imagesMatch colors to real imagesMatch colors to namesMatch real color images to symbolsMatch lower case lettersMatch upper case lettersMatch upper case to lower case lettersMatch images to initial lettersMatch CVC words to imagesMatch CCVC words to imagesMatch CVCE words to imagesRead sight wordsMatch 2D shapesMatch 3D shapesMatch 2D images to 2D shapesMatch 3D images to 3D shapesMatch 2D shapes to namesMatch 3D shapes to namesMatch numbers 0-20Match 0-10 to namesMatch 0-20 to namesMatch images to numbers 0-10Match images to numbers 0-20Trace numbers 0-10Finish the patternsCreate a patternSort big and smallMatch coinsMatch coins to pricesMatch clocksMatch clocks to timeCreate the clockWrite on the watchSort food and clothesSorting coloursMatching clothesCopy the clothingSort dentist v doctor equipmentMatching days of the weekOrdering days of the weekMatching months of the yearOrdering months of the yearCleaning teethWashing faceFeeding the monkeyMatching money in the piggy bankAanswer wh- questionsAnswering days of week questionsMatching 1/2sColor sorting dogsColor sorting penguins

#### Daily Skills Interactive Work Book - Australian

This adapted daily skills book is a great way for your students to work on their daily skills in an interactive and engaging manner. With over 60 skills included in this work book, you'll be able to assess your students understanding and capability on a wide range of skills. It also comes with recording sheets for you to use to monitor and assess students over a period of time.The activities included can be found below;Pencil control - follow from left to rightPencil control - follow in the linesWrite your nameMatch colours (6)Match colours (11)Match colours to clipart imagesMatch colours to real imagesMatch colours to namesMatch real colour images to symbolsMatch lower case lettersMatch upper case lettersMatch upper case to lower case lettersMatch images to initial lettersMatch CVC words to imagesMatch CCVC words to imagesMatch CVCE words to imagesRead sight wordsMatch 2D shapesMatch 3D shapesMatch 2D images to 2D shapesMatch 3D images to 3D shapesMatch 2D shapes to namesMatch 3D shapes to namesMatch numbers 0-20Match 0-10 to namesMatch 0-20 to namesMatch images to numbers 0-10Match images to numbers 0-20Trace numbers 0-10Finish the patternsCreate a patternSort big and smallMatch coinsMatch coins to pricesMatch clocksMatch clocks to timeCreate the clockWrite on the watchSort food and clothesSorting coloursMatching clothesCopy the clothingSort dentist v doctor equipmentMatching days of the weekOrdering days of the weekMatching months of the yearOrdering months of the yearCleaning teethWashing faceFeeding the monkeyMatching money in the piggy bankAanswer wh- questionsAnswering days of week questionsMatching 1/2sColour sorting dogsColour sorting penguins

#### Conversation Prompt Cards

This resource includes 104 different prompt cards to help and encourage students to make conversation.Conversation is a hard skill for our students to master, especially when trying to start one. These prompt cards help to break the ice and encourage your students to feel more supported and confident when starting a conversation. A conversation helps to build relationships between students or even staff. It's also a great way for you to find out more about your students in class - especially if you have many shy students who usually struggle to keep a conversation flowing.The cards are bright and fun to keep students engaged throughout the activity.The prompt cards come in b/w and col. option as well as with UK and US spelling options.These are fantastic for prompting students to start conversations with each other, especially for morning work, social skills groups etc.

#### Fine Motor Skill Task Cards

These fine motor skill tracing task cards are a great way to encourage students some engaging fine motor skill practice. This pack includes 53 different task cards. Each task card includes one type of fine motor/pre handwriting skill. Each page comes with 4 task cards on, I recommend printing them out and cutting them individually. Laminate them to prolong the use of them - you will be able to use them over and over.These are great to help students improve their handwriting/fine motor skills/pen control. Set them up ready then store them away, ready to pull out whenever you need them. These are great time fillers or extras for your literacy centres.

#### Hitting Social Story

This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with hitting. A lot of children hit others as a sign of frustration, anxiety, pain etc. - sometimes we may even find no explanation for why they are hitting but hopefully this social story will help reduce hitting behaviours.It is a general book full of different things your hands can be used for as well as why we shouldn't hit - how it makes others feel, and how we can calm ourselves down.Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page.Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are;♦ I can use my hands to clap.♦ I can use my hands to wave.♦ I can use my hands to high five.♦ I can use my hands to pull.♦ I can use my hands to give hugs.♦ Sometimes I get angry and hit.♦ My friends are sad if I hit them.♦ If I am angry, I can count to 10.♦ Or, I can read a book.♦ Or, I can relax.♦ Or, I can have a hug.I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting.

#### Sharing Social Story

This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with coping with sharing with others. A lot of children struggle with understanding the concept of sharing toys, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand why they are doing it or that they'll never get the toy back. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to share with others, and also help promote independence.Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page.Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are;♦ I like to play with toys.♦ Other children may like the same toys as me.♦ I can share by giving them some of my toys or taking it in turns.♦ Someone else may be playing with a toy I like.♦ I can ask them if I can play with them.♦ Or, I can ask if we can take it in turns.♦ If I share with others, they’ll want to be my friend.♦ Friends are kind and share with each other.♦ If I take a toy off someone else, they may get upset.♦ I may try and grab a toy off someone else.♦ This will make my friends sad, and they won’t want to play with me.♦ If someone takes a toy off me, I may get upset or angry.♦ I should ask them to give me the toy back, and take turns instead.♦ If I get angry, I should count and stay calm.♦ When I share with others, I make new friends.♦ My friends like to play with me when I share.♦ My teacher can help me share with others if I find it hard.♦ There are lots of fun things in class that I can play with!I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.

#### Having a Bath Social Story

This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with having a bath. A lot of children struggle with having a bath, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand why they are having one. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to have a bath, and also help promote independence.Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page.Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are;♦ It is important to keep my body clean.♦ When I am clean, I smell nice.♦ Some people like to bath in the morning.♦ Some people like to bath in the night.♦ First, I have to put the plug in the bath.♦ Then, turn on the tap to start the water.♦ I can add some bubble bath.♦ When the bath gets full I have to turn the tap off.♦ I can play with toys in the bath.♦ I use soap to wash my body.♦ I use shampoo and conditioner to clean my hair.♦ When I’m clean, I use a towel to dry myself.♦ Then, I put on some clean clothes.♦ I can use a hairdryer to dry my hair.♦ Now that I am clean, I smell lovely!I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.

#### Having a Shower Social Story

This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with having a shower. A lot of children struggle with having a shower, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand why they are having one. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to have a shower, and also help promote independence.Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page.Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are;♦ It is important to keep my body clean.♦ When I am clean, I smell nice.♦ Some people like to shower in the morning.♦ Some people like to shower in the night.♦ First, I have to turn the shower on.♦ I use soap to wash my body.♦ I use shampoo and conditioner to clean my hair.♦ When I’m clean, I use a towel to dry myself.♦ Then, I put on some clean clothes.♦ I can use a hairdryer to dry my hair.♦ Now that I am clean, I smell lovely!I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.

#### Biting Social Story

This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with biting. A lot of children bite others as a sign of frustration, anxiety, pain etc. - sometimes we may even find no explanation for why they are biting but hopefully this social story will help reduce biting behaviours.It is a general book full of different things your mouth can be used for as well as why we shouldn't bite - how it makes others feel, and if we need to bite what we can do etc.Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page.Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are;♦ I can use my mouth to eat food.♦ I can use my mouth to sing songs.♦ I can use my mouth to laugh.♦ I can use my mouth to talk to others.♦ I can use my mouth to whistle.♦ I can use my mouth to drink.♦ I can use my mouth to tell stories.♦ I can use my mouth to smile.♦ I can use my mouth to do lots of nice things.♦ Sometimes I get angry and want to bite!♦ It’s ok to bite my chew toy.♦ But it’s not ok to bite my friends.♦ Biting hurts my friends and it will make them sad.♦ Sometimes, my teeth hurt and I want to bite.♦ I can bite my chew toy or ask for help.♦ If I have bad teeth I can go to the dentist for help.♦ I will remember to use my mouth to be kind.I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting.