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What is Different? Classifying Skills Autism, Special Education Speech Therapy

What is Different? Classifying Skills Autism, Special Education Speech Therapy

"What is Different?" Thinking Skills Task Cards for pupils with Autism and Special Needs**A UK version of this product is included in the zip file (with the word "colour")**This set contains 126 task cards- split into three levelsLevel 1- clip cards for pupils to choose what makes the pictures different (e.g. different colour)Level 2- write and wipe task cards for pupils to write the difference between the 2 pictures (please note that levels 1 and 2 use the same pictures)Level 3- larger write and wipe task cards for pupils to write in more detail the difference between the 2 picturesYou might also like:"Name Something" Vocabulary CardsReading Comprehension Clue CardsFinish The Sentences Interactive Books DISCOUNTED BUNDLE

By CurriculumForAutism

Concentration (Gr. 3-4)

Concentration (Gr. 3-4)

Improve attention span! The 23 visual activities in this popular unit are designed to increase students’ concentration and attention to details. One exercise, for example, includes two versions of a picture – each depicting two boys fishing on a riverbank. Students are challenged to find 10 differences between the drawings. The game-like exercises found here range from hidden objects and memory graphics to word pyramids and categorizations. Children are sure to have loads of fun while stimulating their thinking skills.

By RemediaPub

Concentration (Gr. 2-3)

Concentration (Gr. 2-3)

Improve attention span! The 25 highly visual activities in this popular unit are designed to increase students’ concentration and attention to details. One exercise, for example, pictures a very messy bedroom. Students are directed to find hidden objects within the illustration. The puzzle-style exercises found here range from hidden word messages and mazes to word scrambles and hidden object graphics. Children are sure to have loads of fun while stimulating their thinking skills.

By RemediaPub

Sound Stories "S" and "Z" - Pack with Widgit Symbols

Sound Stories "S" and "Z" - Pack with Widgit Symbols

20 Resources to support for children with phonological disorders. The pack can also help young children at foundation level who are learning sounds in classroom settings.The pack includes:'S' sound story'Z' sound story- Flashcards- Sounds at the begining of words- Sounds in the middle of words- Bingo- Alphabet Cards- Dominoes- Drawing- RewardsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Sound Stories "G" and "K" - Pack with Widgit Symbols

Sound Stories "G" and "K" - Pack with Widgit Symbols

20 Resources to support for children with phonological disorders. The pack can also help young children at foundation level who are learning sounds in classroom settings.The pack includes:'G' sound story'K' sound story- Flashcards- Sounds at the begining of words- Sounds in the middle of words- Bingo- Alphabet Cards- Dominoes- Drawing- RewardsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Foundation Knowledge 2 - Language Support with Widgit Symbols

Foundation Knowledge 2 - Language Support with Widgit Symbols

The Foundation Knowledge Packs focus on language and particularly on vocabulary. The primary aim is to help children learn basic vocabulary.The Foundation Knowledge Packs are useful for:* Children in foundation* Children with language difficulties* Children with special educational needsThe packs intend to improve:Language Skills* Vocabulary* Listening skills* Narrative skillCognitive skills* Categorisation skills* Sorting skills* Matching skills* Concentration* Memory* Imagination* Expressing feelingsTopics include, Categories, Food, Animals, OppositesThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Owl Babies - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbol

Owl Babies - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbol

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, Published by Walker Books Ltd. Sets of flashcards with Widgit Symbols for this popular children's book.Set 1. Large cards with symbols + text,Set 2. Large cards with symbols onlySet 3. Large cards with text only (to use with sets 1 and 2)Set 4. Smaller cards with words and phrases for sentence workPlus information on activities to do with the basic vocabulary cardsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

The Pig in the Pond  - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

The Pig in the Pond - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

The Pig in the Pond by Martin Waddell, Published by Walker Books Ltd. Sets of flashcards with Widgit Symbols for this popular children's book.Set 1. Large cards with symbols + text,Set 2. Large cards with symbols onlySet 3. Large cards with text only (to use with sets 1 and 2)Set 4. Smaller cards with words and phrases for sentence workPlus information on activities to do with the basic vocabulary cardsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Peace At Last - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

Peace At Last - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

Peace At Last by Jill Murphy, Published by Macmillan Children's Books Sets of flashcards with Widgit Symbols for this popular children's book.Set 1. Large cards with symbols + text,Set 2. Large cards with symbols onlySet 3. Large cards with text only (to use with sets 1 and 2)Set 4. Smaller cards with words and phrases for sentence workPlus information on activities to do with the basic vocabulary cardsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Big Books Pack 2 - Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

Big Books Pack 2 - Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

Sets of flashcards with Widgit Symbols for these popular children's books. Owl Babies Peace At Last The Pig in the Pond Rabbit's Woolly Jumper The Rainbow FishSet 1. Large cards with symbols + text,Set 2. Large cards with symbols onlySet 3. Large cards with text only (to use with sets 1 and 2)Set 4. Smaller cards with words and phrases for sentence workPlus information on activities to do with the basic vocabulary cardsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Big Writing - Vocabulary Development with Widgit Symbols

Big Writing - Vocabulary Development with Widgit Symbols

This resource is intended to support the Big Writing initiative which many schools have adopted and is for use with those pupils who struggle with writing and who would benefit from visual support for writing.There are 20 resources in the pack.- 3 strands Information sheets- Adjectives vocabulary book- Adverbs vocabulary book- Connectives- Connectives Grid- Connectives Pyramid- Interesting words- Genre vocabulary- Openers pyramid- Openers- Openers Grid- Punctuation pyramid- Story Plan pro forma 1- Story Plan help sheet- Story Plan pro forma 2- 9 literacy targets- VCOP reminder sheet- Good vocabulary pyramid- Writing frames with lines- Writing frames without linesThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Rabbit's Woolly Jumper - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

Rabbit's Woolly Jumper - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

Rabbit's Woolly Jumper by Mark Birchall, Published by Anderson Press Ltd. Sets of flashcards with Widgit Symbols for this popular children's book.Set 1. Large cards with symbols + text,Set 2. Large cards with symbols onlySet 3. Large cards with text only (to use with sets 1 and 2)Set 4. Smaller cards with words and phrases for sentence workPlus information on activities to do with the basic vocabulary cardsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

The Rainbow Fish - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

The Rainbow Fish - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, Published by North-South Books Sets of flashcards with Widgit Symbols for this popular children's book.Set 1. Large cards with symbols + text,Set 2. Large cards with symbols onlySet 3. Large cards with text only (to use with sets 1 and 2)Set 4. Smaller cards with words and phrases for sentence workPlus information on activities to do with the basic vocabulary cardsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Sound Stories "D" and "T" - Pack with Widgit Symbols

Sound Stories "D" and "T" - Pack with Widgit Symbols

19 Resources to support for children with phonological disorders. The pack can also help young children at foundation level who are learning sounds in classroom settings.The pack includes:'D' sound story'T' sound story- Flashcards- Sounds at the begining of words- Sounds in the middle of words- Bingo- Alphabet Cards- Dominoes- Drawing- RewardsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Sound Stories "B" and "P" - Pack with Widgit Symbols

Sound Stories "B" and "P" - Pack with Widgit Symbols

20 resources to support for children with phonological disorders. The pack can also help young children at foundation level who are learning sounds in classroom settings.The pack includes:'B' sound story'P' sound story- Flashcards- Sounds at the begining of words- Sounds in the middle of words- Bingo- Alphabet Cards- Maze- Drawing- RewardsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Foundation Knowledge 1 - Language Support with Widgit Symbols

Foundation Knowledge 1 - Language Support with Widgit Symbols

The Foundation Knowledge Packs focus on language and particularly on vocabulary. The primary aim is to help children learn basic vocabulary.The Foundation Knowledge Packs are useful for:* Children in foundation* Children with language difficulties* Children with special educational needsThe packs intend to improve:Language Skills* Vocabulary* Listening skills* Narrative skillCognitive skills* Categorisation skills* Sorting skills* Matching skills* Concentration* Memory* Imagination* Expressing feelingsTopics include, Categories, Emotions, Clothes, People and PlacesThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Basic Rhyme Activities with Widgit Symbols

Basic Rhyme Activities with Widgit Symbols

Teach a child how to rhyme by playing games and having fun. Before each game say you will be playing a rhyming game to find words that rhyme.These resources can be used as teaching aids for use on a one to one basis or in small groups. They consist of different types of materials to aid the development of the concept of rhyme. They are mainly aimed at children within the 5-8 year group. The Pack Contains:- 6 symbolised nursery rhymes for Baa Baa Black Sheep, Humpty Dumpty, Incy Wincy Spider, Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffet and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star- Rhyme Snap- 3 Match the Words playing boards- Rhyming Caterpillar Game- Snail Board Game- 5 Worksheets to find rhyming wordsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Flowers Missing Numbers

Flowers Missing Numbers

A flower-themed printable resource to help children practise missing numbers. There are pages with all the numbers in place, pages with a selection of missing numbers and sheets of the missing numbers. It can be used in a variety of ways: the sheets with numbers missing can be printed and completed by writing the digits in or the sheets can be laminated and the missing numbers placed in the correct spaces by Velcro.This was designed to be used in my SEN class, laminated and using Velcro. I introduced it as a 1:1 maths activity and then the children practised it independently as Bay Work.

By cannebates

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Friction - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

Friction - Science Pack with Widgit Symbols

The pack contains 26 resources including books, flashcards, vocabulary lists and a selection of activities for individuals and groups.- Friction Book - Symbols- Friction Book - Simplified- Friction Book - Text- Parachutes Investigation- Lorry Air Resistance Investigation- Display Flashcards A4- Display Flashcards A5- Vocabulary List- Symbol Word Cards- Glossary- Dictionary- Wordsearch- Crossword- Friction Examples- Missing Words- Forcemeter Facts- Friction Quiz - Symbols- Friction Quiz - TextThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Autism Awareness Bundle - Lesson / Assembly Presentation, Activity Pack, Set of 25 Autism Posters

Autism Awareness Bundle - Lesson / Assembly Presentation, Activity Pack, Set of 25 Autism Posters

This bundle contains a number of resources on autism awareness. It is an ideal resource for World Autism Day / Week. Purchased individually these resources would cost £11.23. Save money and buy the bundle for just £5.50. That's a massive saving of 51%! Autism Awareness Day / Week Lesson / Assembly Presentation This is a fully editable and interactive presentation which will help others to be more informed about, and more understanding of, autism. The presentation includes sections on - What is autism? Social Communication Difficulties. Social Interaction Difficulties. Rigid Thought Processes. Sensory Issues. Repetitions and Rituals. Obsessions. Gifts and Talents. Famous people With Autism / Asperger's. Simple Text Autism Awareness Day / Week Lesson / Assembly Presentation This is a simple text version of the above resource appropriate for younger pupils / older SEN students. Autism Awareness Activity Pack This resource contains an autism awareness activity pack. The pack contains six activities - Sensory Sensitivity / Overload This activity begins with watching a short clip about sensory overload. There are two tasks that follow designed for pupils to experience sensory overload when attempting to complete tasks; one is more challenging than the other. Autism Discussion Cards These contain 4 statements about autism designed to provoke discussion and to get the pupils to think about and develop their awareness of autism. They are not true or false statements and there are no right or wrong answers. Communication Difficulties Exercise This is a task designed to simulate the difficulties that many people with autism encounter when trying to communicate. Pupils take part in an activity in which they have to think very carefully about the words they use and what they are saying. What is autism? How Can I Help? Pupils watch a video about autism in which a young man explains 5 things he thinks people need to know about autism and 5 things people can do to help people with autism. Pupils are asked to discuss the five things that the person felt people needed to know about autism and five ways that people can help. Pupils then complete a worksheet. Autism Acrostic Pupils complete an acrostic piece of writing using the word autism as a stimulus. Two acrostic autism posters are included to give the pupils some ideas. An autism acrostic template is also included. Set of 25 Autism Awareness Posters A set of 25 colourful, eye-catching and thought-provoking posters which can be used for display or discussion purposes. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Autism Awareness Day / Week - Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 120 Slides

Autism Awareness Day / Week - Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 120 Slides

This resource contains a fully editable and interactive lesson / assembly presentation on autism and Autism Awareness Day (2nd April) and Autism Awareness Week. I had the privilege of teaching and working with many amazing young people on the autistic spectrum for twenty years. People with autism are often misunderstood. Hopefully, this presentation will help others to be more informed about, and more understanding of, autism.The presentation includes sections on What is autism? Social Communication Difficulties Social Interaction Difficulties Rigid Thought Processes Sensory Issues Repetitions and Rituals Obsessions Gifts and Talents Famous people With Autism / Asperger'sThere are hyperlinks to1. A video which shows what it is like to experience sensory overload.2. A short video on autism.3. A short video about Schools’ Awareness Week by the National Autistic Society.4. A video produced by a young person with autism who talks about five things he thinks it is important that people know about autism and five ways you can help him.A simple text version of this presentation, more appropriate for younger pupils / older SEN students, is also available.Simple Text Autism Awareness Lesson / Assembly PresentationAutism Awareness Activity PackSet of 25 Autism Awareness Posters For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Autism Awareness Activity Pack - Six Activities / Tasks

Autism Awareness Activity Pack - Six Activities / Tasks

This resource contains an autism awareness activity pack. It is an ideal resource for Autism Awareness Day / Week. The pack contains six activities.Sensory Sensitivity / OverloadThis activity begins with watching a short clip about sensory overload. There are two tasks that follow designed for pupils to experience sensory overload when attempting to complete tasks; one is more challenging than the other. Autism Discussion CardsThese contain 4 statements about autism designed to provoke discussion and to get the pupils to think about and develop their awareness of autism. They are not true or false statements and there are no right or wrong answers. Communication Difficulties ExerciseThis is a task designed to simulate the difficulties that many people with autism encounter when trying to communicate. Pupils take part in an activity in which they have to think very carefully about the words they use and what they are saying.What is autism? How Can I Help?Pupils watch a video about autism in which a young man explains 5 things he thinks people need to know about autism and 5 things people can do to help people with autism. Pupils are asked to discuss the five things that the person felt people needed to know about autism and five ways that people can help. Pupils then complete a worksheet. Autism AcrosticPupils complete an acrostic piece of writing using the word autism as a stimulus. Two acrostic autism posters are included to give the pupils some ideas. An autism acrostic template is also included.A lesson / assembly presentation on autism awareness is also available. Autism Awareness Lesson / Assembly Presentation This is a fully editable and interactive presentation on autism and Autism Awareness Day / Week. I had the privilege of teaching and working with many amazing young people on the autistic spectrum for twenty years. People with autism are often misunderstood. Hopefully, this presentation will help others to be more informed about, and more understanding of, autism.It includes sections on Social Communication Difficulties Social Interaction Difficulties Rigid Thought Processes Sensory Issues Repetitions and Rituals Obsessions Gifts and Talents Famous people With Autism / Asperger'sThere are hyperlinks to videos and clips about1. Sensory overload2. Autism3. Schools’ Awareness Week 4. A young person and his autism

By Krazikas

Autism Awareness Day/Week/Month 2017

Autism Awareness Day/Week/Month 2017

Made for KS3 SEN students, this PowerPoint presentation, true or false quiz and ribbon colour activity is to educate students, and can educate staff on autism. I It has within it many discussion activities and finishes with an activity where students can write an acrostic poem. Can be adapted for all key stages. It covers:What autism awareness day isCharacteristics of autismFamous autistic peopleHow autism affects peopleWhat people can do to help those with autism

By jillyjones1987

Easter Story SEN

Easter Story SEN

The Easter story supported by picture symbol to support reading and understanding.File one: Full story File two: Main elements of the story which can be cut up to be ordered either with just the main picture or with adjoining text. Could also match the text to the image.

By zvlovegrove

Handa's Surprise - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

Handa's Surprise - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne, Published by Walker Books Sets of flashcards with Widgit Symbols for this popular children's book.Set 1. Large cards with symbols + text,Set 2. Large cards with symbols onlySet 3. Large cards with text only (to use with sets 1 and 2)Set 4. Smaller cards with words and phrases for sentence workPlus information on activities to do with the basic vocabulary cardsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Christopher Columbus - Books and Activities with Widgit Symbols

Christopher Columbus - Books and Activities with Widgit Symbols

This pack includes books about Christopher Columbus, supported in 5 different levels. There are also 11 other activities and resources to use alongside the books.Book Levels* Text onlyShort sentences, one sentence per line, four lines per page* Supported textAs text version with the addition of small symbols for key words and new vocabulary* SymbolThe same text plus symbols for all the main words for pupils requiring more support* SimplifiedLess information, two to three lines per page* One symbolThis most basic level has just one symbol on each pageActivities Incude- Draw and Colour- Hidden Words- Key Questions in Symbols- Key Questions in text- Match Word to Picture- Missing Words- Multiple Choice Quiz in Symbols- Multiple Choice Quiz in Text- Sentence Matching- Timeline- Vocabulary ListThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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Martin Luther King - Books and Activities with Widgit Symbols

Martin Luther King - Books and Activities with Widgit Symbols

This pack includes books about Martin Luther King, supported in 5 different levels. There are also 11 other activities and resources to use alongside the books.Book Levels* Text onlyShort sentences, one sentence per line, four lines per page* Supported textAs text version with the addition of small symbols for key words and new vocabulary* SymbolThe same text plus symbols for all the main words for pupils requiring more support* SimplifiedLess information, two to three lines per page* One symbolThis most basic level has just one symbol on each pageActivities Incude- Draw and Colour- Hidden Words- Key Questions in Symbols- Key Questions in text- Match Word to Picture- Missing Words- Multiple Choice Quiz in Symbols- Multiple Choice Quiz in Text- Sentence Matching- Timeline- Vocabulary ListThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software