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Resources that are perfect in autism / spec ed settings or even mainstream settings. You can also find me and more of my resources at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teaching-Autism

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Resources that are perfect in autism / spec ed settings or even mainstream settings. You can also find me and more of my resources at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teaching-Autism
Animal Habitats Puzzles
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Animal Habitats Puzzles

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This resource contains 5 different puzzles / habitats. These puzzles are a great way for you to introduce and reflect upon animal habitats in your teaching. Simply cut out each of the jigsaw pieces and laminate (this will keep them strong and longer lasting and students match the animals/objects to the correct habitat. Habitats included are: ♦ desert ♦ ocean ♦ arctic ♦ rainforest ♦ pond Each puzzle comes with 4 animals/nature piece. Each puzzle piece has an image and the name of that image below it. A fun activity that is a great way to introduce or work on animal habitats.
Going to School Social Story
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Going to School Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with coping with going to School. A lot of children struggle with understanding why they need to go to School, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand why they are going it or what will happen. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to go to School, 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; ♦ Today I am going to School. ♦ Children go to School to learn. ♦ School is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. ♦ I do not have to go to School on a Saturday or Sunday. ♦ There’s no School in the summer! ♦ I get time off for Christmas, Easter and more too! ♦ Some children go on a bus to School. ♦ Some children walk to School. ♦ Some children go to School in a car. ♦ Some children ride a bicycle to School. ♦ I will say goodbye to my family in the morning before going to School. ♦ I will see them when I finish School later. ♦ My teacher will greet me with a big smile and hello! ♦ I will be in a classroom with lots of other children, desks and chairs. ♦ There will also be lots of books and fun toys for me to play with. ♦ Going to School means I will make lots of new friends! ♦ I can eat my lunch in the cafeteria. ♦ Or I can take a packed lunch from home with me. ♦ In School, I have to listen to the teacher. ♦ At the end of the day, I put all my items in my bag. ♦ I say goodbye to my friends and teacher. ♦ My family will be waiting for me when I finish School. 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.
Going to Toilet Social Story
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Going to Toilet Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with going to the toilet. A lot of children struggle with going to the toilet, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand how to use a toilet. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to use the toilet, 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 boy and girl option. ★ Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included in boy book are; ♦ The toilet is in the bathroom. ♦ When I need the toilet, I should go to the bathroom. ♦ I should pull down my pants. ♦ If I need to pee I can stand and urinate into the toilet. ♦ If I need to poo I can sit on the toilet. ♦ When I am finished, I should use toilet paper. ♦ I can wipe with toilet paper or call for help. ♦ Then, I should pull up my pants. ♦ Now, I should flush the toilet. ♦ Next, I wash my hands. Pages included in girl book are; ♦ The toilet is in the bathroom. ♦ When I need the toilet, I should go to the bathroom. ♦ I should pull down my pants. ♦ And sit on the toilet. ♦ If I need to pee or poo, I should do it on the toilet. ♦ When I am finished, I should use toilet paper. ♦ I can wipe with toilet paper or call for help. ♦ Then, I should pull up my pants. ♦ Now, I should flush the toilet. ♦ Next, I wash my hands. 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.
Sharing Social Story
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Sharing Social Story

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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.
Washing Hands Social Story
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Washing Hands Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with washing their hands. A lot of children struggle with washing their hands, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand why they are doing it. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to wash their hands, 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 hands clean. ♦ My hands get dirty through the day. ♦ I should wash my hands after I go to the bathroom. ♦ I should wash my hands before I eat. ♦ The best place to wash my hands is in the sink. ♦ First, I have to turn the tap on. ♦ Then, I put some soap on my hands. ♦ Then, I put some soap on my hands. ♦ I scrub my hands together with the soap. ♦ Then, I wash my hands with water. ♦ Then, I dry my hands. ♦ Now my hands are all clean! 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.
Animal Life Cycle Puzzles
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Animal Life Cycle Puzzles

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This resource includes 5 different animal life cycle puzzles where students have to match together the different animal life cycles. Simply cut out each of the jigsaw pieces and laminate (this will keep them strong and longer lasting and students match the parts of the life cycle to the correct animals. Animals included are: ♦ ant ♦ butterfly ♦ chicken ♦ frog ♦ turtle Each puzzle comes with 4 pieces. Each puzzle piece has an image and the name of that image below it. A fun activity that is a great way to introduce or practice life cycles.
Food Category Sorting Cards
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Food Category Sorting Cards

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This resource contains 6 different food categories for students to match the appropriate food images into. The categories included are: ♦ Fruit ♦ Vegetables ♦ Dairy ♦ Meat ♦ Grains ♦ Drinks If you have any recommendations for any additional sorting pages you would like added please don't hesitate to contact me. There are 6 food items to match for each card. I recommend laminating each of the individual parts so that they will be stronger, longer lasting and re-usable. This resource is a great way for students to work on their sorting and categorising / categorizing skills. They are used with an Autism Classroom on a regular basis which have really helped to develop the children's understanding. As well as suiting an Autism Classroom, this resource would also benefit Spec Ed Classrooms and even Mainstream Classrooms.
Adam and Eve Bible Story Flashcard Story
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Adam and Eve Bible Story Flashcard Story

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This resource contains an 18 mini page simplified story of Adam and Even from the Bible. Each mini page, is half an actual page size, meaning you cut each page in half. I recommend laminating each page individually and then binding together to make a book - it'll also make it stronger and longer lasting for you. It has been simplified into a short story, with bright, eye-catching graphics to keep students engaged. This download comes in colour/color or black and white option. Perfect for a special needs/autistic class or pre-k/k and to introduce the Bible into your setting
Editable Newsletters for the Year
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Editable Newsletters for the Year

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This is a huge bundle of year round editable newsletters. Newsletters are a great way for you to stay in touch with families/carers of the students in your class. It's also a great way for families/carers to be able to see what the students in class have been doing and what they've got planned. One of the best parts about this resource is that it's completely editable, meaning you can add whatever you like. The resource is editable in keynote or powerpoint. There are a few different options for each month; ♦ Col with background and titles in place ♦ Col with plain background and titles in place ♦ B/w with plain background and titles in place ♦ Col with background blank ♦ Col with plain background blank ♦ B/w with plain background blank There are also some alternate toppers i.e ♦ August; back to school theme ♦ September; back to school theme or camping theme ♦ October; halloween theme or racing theme ♦ November; Thanksgiving Pilgrim theme or harvest theme ♦ December; christmas theme or winter theme Includes all months of the year and an End of Year/Graduation special. Perfect for communicating with families/carers throughout the year. Contains 102 pages.
Sequencing Adapted Books Bundle
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Sequencing Adapted Books Bundle

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These adapted book are a great way for students to work on their sequencing skills but also to give them the knowledge and understanding of how to complete a number of different daily tasks that are important life skills. The This adapted books go through each of the steps required to support and promote independence during the routines. Students have to read - or be read - the sentence on top of the page and then find the matching symbol that matches the sentence. This a great way to start having your students understand what they are reading/listening to and taking in the information. Students can then process this information and find the relevant symbol that fits with what is happening in the current situation. Comes in col and b/w option for your preference. This is great for a Spec Ed or Autism Classroom / working with Spec Ed or students with Autism. It’s a great way to encourage students to pay close attention to deal, become more familiar with sentence structure and symbols. The vocabulary is suitable for American or British classrooms. (Color/colour etc.)
Animals Adapted Sentence Building Book
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Animals Adapted Sentence Building Book

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This resource contains an animal themed adapted / sentence building book that is a great way to encourage students to pay close attention to detail and be able to build sentences from what they can see. This pack comes complete with matching symbols for you to put together as an adapted book / sentence building book. The sentence structure follows ' I see a dog ' ' I see a zebra ' etc. Students have to build the sentence and look at what animal they can see to match the sentence to the page. There are 21 different animals included. The symbols come on a separate page. I recommend laminating the pages with empty boxes and pictures on then binding into a book. Cut out the symbol boxes individually and laminate. You can either have these spread out on a board/table for students to choose from or stick them muddled up on the back of the page in front for students to choose from. Brilliant for building sentences with children who need symbols for prompts. Also great for non-verbal students. If you like this symbol book, you may like to view my Animal Symbol Book Sentence Building bundle, which includes 4 sets of sentence building books about animals, you can find it here. Animals included are: ♦ bear ♦ bird ♦ bug ♦ butterfly ♦ cat ♦ caterpillar ♦ dog ♦ duck ♦ elephant ♦ fish ♦ fox ♦ lion ♦ monkey ♦ mouse ♦ octopus ♦ owl ♦ parrot ♦ pig ♦ spider ♦ turtle ♦ zebra
Social Stories Growing Bundle
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Social Stories Growing Bundle

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This resource contains a variety of different social stories that are perfect for visual learners, spec ed / autism students etc. They are a great visual way to explain different activities / life skills to them while helping to promote independence. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. These book come complete with matching and 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. ★ This is a growing bundle which means more social stories will be added over time, purchase early to get the best deal and receive free updates when new social stories are added! ★ The books included so far are; ♦ Biting View here. ♦ Brushing Hair View here. ♦ Getting Dressed View here. ♦ Going on a Plane. View here. ♦ Going to Hairdressers View here. ♦ Brushing Teeth View here. ♦ Going to School View here. ♦ Going to the Toilet - Boy and Girl option. View here. ♦ Going to the Zoo View here. ♦ Hitting View here. ♦ Taking a Bath View here. ♦ General behavior / behaviour View here. ♦ Going to Dentist View here. ♦ Going to the Doctors View here. ♦ Halloween View here. ♦ What are hands for? View here. ♦ Having a Shower View here. ♦ Sharing View here. ♦ Washing Hands View here. ♦ Going to the Beach View here. ♦ Going to Cinema / Movies View here. ♦ Going Shopping View here. The following are upcoming social stories; ♦ Getting dressed ♦ Using the toilet ★ If you have any suggestions or requests for any upcoming social stories, please contact me through the Q&A tab. ★ 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.
Verbs - Word Picture Matching
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Verbs - Word Picture Matching

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The word to picture matching activities are a fantastic resource for any classroom, although especially with non-verbal students. It can help to encourage and promote reading and recognition of vocabulary related to the theme of verbs. This resource is a great strategy to encourage students to read the words that they can see, but also to be able to understand that they can link the word to an actual image, Many students may learn to just read words but not understand the meaning behind them, this will help to work with students on working towards achieving this skill. Instructions on first page of how you can use this resource to it's best potential within your classroom. This resource will be great for group work, speech sessions, 1:1 activities. english/literacy sessions, vocabulary work and farm activities. 9 different activities boards in total. The first page in the PDF is the instructions page to help you use these to their best potential.
Mailing a Letter, Sequencing Adapted Book
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Mailing a Letter, Sequencing Adapted Book

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This adapted book is a great way for students to work on their sequencing skills but also to give them the knowledge and understanding of how to mail a letter - a very important life skill which can be hard for many of our students to master. This adapted book goes through each of the steps required to mail a letter, and help to promote independence during this routine. Students have to read - or be read - the sentence on top of the page and then find the matching symbol that matches the sentence. This a great way to start having your students understand what they are reading/listening to and taking in the information. Students can then process this information and find the relevant symbol that fits with what is happening in the current situation. Comes in col and b/w option for your preference. This is great for a Spec Ed or Autism Classroom / working with Spec Ed or students with Autism. It’s a great way to encourage students to pay close attention to deal, become more familiar with sentence structure and symbols.
Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene
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Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene

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This Humpty Dumpty crime scene activity pack is a great addition to your Humpty Dumpty - or Nursery Rhyme - themed topic. With this pack you will be able to create the crime scene of Humpty Dumpty for students to investigate and work on, to try to figure out who pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall. This activity pack contains a variety of extra resources that can be used as add ons to extend your lesson/unit. Included in this pack is; ♦ Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene Pack Includes instructions and example pictures of how you can set up the crime scene. This pack contains 4 possible suspects - and you can choose who actually pushed Humpty Dumpty just by planting the corresponding clues. There is also a suspect information book which contains information on each of the suspects as well as a suspect check list for students to match their clues to the suspects. At the back is a wanted poster for students to fill in with the suspects details once they have worked out who is guilty of pushing Humpty off the wall. ♦ Comprehension Worksheets A variety of different worksheets that include the 'alibi' of the different characters. ♦ Create Your Own Story Students use the prompts to write their own version of Humpty Dumpty, what happened to him etc. ♦ Certificate A certificate - which you can edit in powerpoint/keynote to add images of your students and their names. The certificate is to congratulate them for solving the crime. ♦ Interviewing Suspects Students can take the place of the suspects and answer the questions that are written down, they can also write their own questions for the suspects and then either answer themselves, pass to other students to answer or have staff answer for them. ♦ Detective Write Up Report Students write up their findings from their investigation. ♦ Newspaper Article A newspaper article template for students to draw/write how the crime was solved, who the culprit was etc. ♦ Story Sequencing Puzzle A simple sequencing puzzle where students read the rhyme of Humpty Dumpty at the top then find the matching images and place them into the correct order on the jigsaw. This pack comes in spelling suitable for both i.e favourite/favorite. Check out how our crime scene went by visiting my blog http://www.teachingautism.co.uk/2017/11/who-pushed-humpty-dumpty-crime-scene.html
Growth Mindset Quote Posters
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Growth Mindset Quote Posters

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This download consists of 36 different Growth Mindset posters. These are great to have on display around your classroom/work area to promote and encourage students working to have Growth Mindset. I highly recommend laminating each of the individual posters so that they will be stronger and longer lasting. These posters will provide you with a great opportunity to encourage Growth Mindset within your classroom / work room.
UK Coins Piggy Bank Matching
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UK Coins Piggy Bank Matching

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This resource is a fun and engaging activity for students to work on their coin recognition and matching skills. All the coins included in this pack are UK coins. There are 10 different piggy banks included that are filled with different coins. They come in 2 levels - 5 different coins in the piggy bank to match and 8 different coins in the piggy bank to match. You can use real coins or the coins that are provided in this resource pack. I highly recommend each of the individual pieces of this activity so that they will be stronger, longer lasting and re-usable in the future. Students simply match the coins to the prices (1p, 2p etc) in the piggy banks. Also comes in b/w option for your preference.
Shark Number Recognition Game, Shark Week
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Shark Number Recognition Game, Shark Week

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This free shark themed number game is a great way for students to work on their instructional skills, listening skills, and number recognition skills. This shark game will be a great way for you to celebrate shark week in your setting. Instructions: ♦ Print out the pages that you wish to use ♦ Cut out the mouth of the shark and laminate the shark page so students can post through his mouth. Or cut out the shark on his own, cut out his mouth and then put onto a box so that students post the number through his mouth into the box. ♦ Cut out and laminate each of the challenge cards and number cards. ♦ Read the challenge cards to the students i.e 'Feed the shark the number 0’ ♦ Student finds the matching number and feeds it to the shark. Included: ♦ Shark page - see instructions above on how to use. ♦ Number flashcards 0-10 ♦ Number challenge cards
Free Growth Mindset Reward Tokens
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Free Growth Mindset Reward Tokens

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This resource contains 2 pages of reward tokens, coming in girl and boy options related to the theme of Growth Mindset. The tokens can be viewed in the thumbnail images of this resource. These tokens are a great way to encourage and reward your students throughout different sessions, helping to motivate them to keep going. The tokens can be yours to hand out to students or have students give them out to other students when they feel they have achieved one of the tokens. These tokens can be given to students to take home, taped on their t-shirts or even stuck onto pieces of work where you feel they have achieved one of the Growth Mindset Attributes.
Free Anti-Bullying Powerpoint
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Free Anti-Bullying Powerpoint

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This free resource contains a short powerpoint presentation on anti bullying and to promote friendship. The slides are set so that you can all discuss ideas and answers for the question before clicking to load some ideas/answers on the powerpoint. This presentation is a great resource to have during anti bullying week/month and will help you to promote kindness and friendship within your classroom and with your students. This is a powerpoint presentation meaning you will need microsoft powerpoint to play the slideshow.