(Autism) Apps, Lesson Ideas and Activities for Young Children with Autism

(Autism) Apps, Lesson Ideas and Activities for Young Children with Autism
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Autism lesson plans/Special Education lesson plans for students with and without autism.

Ebook version of the book: Lesson Ideas and Activities for Young Children with Autism and Related Special Needs: Activities, Apps & Lessons for Joint Attention, Imitation, Play, Social Skills & More from AutismClassroom.com

The paperback is available on Amazon.com.

Lesson Plans.

This book gives over 100 starting points and beginning places for creating meaningful activities for pre-school and elementary-aged students with autism and related special needs. The themes addressed in the book are :
Colors, Numbers and Shapes,
Fall (Sub-theme: All About Me),
Winter (Sub-theme: Winter Holidays),
Spring, Summer (Sub-theme: Camping and Going to the Zoo),
Mobile Apps

Each chapter has a list of activities that address some of the skills that are sometimes the most challenging for some individuals with autism. Each theme's unit provides activity ideas specific to the following areas:
Joint Attention,
Imitation Skills,
Self-Help Skills,
Independent Skills,
Pre-Vocational Skills,
Social Skills,
Play Skills,
Sensory Involvement,
Basic Concept Mastery,
Fine Motor,
Gross Motor.

Also included at the end of each chapter is an "Implementation Tip" related to one of the suggested activities. Sample lesson plans for classroom routines and procedures are provided as well. The newly added “Apps” chapter highlights ten educational apps in each skill area (over 100 apps). The highlighted apps can be easily incorporated into lessons and activities for young children.

Examples from the chapter on apps:

Imitation Skills/Matching
•Talking Roby Çelik the Robot for iPad (Outfit7, Free)- Give students vocabulary words on a sentence strip or on paper. Have students type in (give assistance when needed) the word onto the robot‟s screen. Listen to the robot repeat what is typed.
•Talking Ben (Outfit7, Free)- Have fun letting Ben imitate words and sounds that your class or your family makes.

Fine Motor
•iBuild ABC’s (Chris Kieffer, $0.99)- Build ABC‟s on the app, then have students use their bodies to make large letters on the carpet.
•Connecting the Dots is Fun LITE (Alexandre Minard, Free)- Practice counting, then use a connect the dots handout and yarn or string taped to the beginning dot to have students connect the dots (without having to write). Next, use the app.

Independent Skills/ Pre-Vocational Skills
•More Cookies! (Maverick Software LLC, $0.99)- Practice mixing, baking and decorating cookies on the app for a few days. Culminate the lesson by applying the skills learned to a real cookie baking session.
•More Sundaes! (Maverick Software LLC, $0.99)- Have an ice cream party. Use the app to have students make the perfect sundae, then create a sundae using real ice cream and toppings.

(Standard Copyright Laws apply.) (The paperback is sold online at top book chains.)

Check out some of my other products with lessons and language development activities:
Autism Lesson Plan Printables (June) for Autism Support Classrooms (Spring).
Summer Printables.
Autism Lesson Plan Printables for Autism Support Classrooms (FALL).
Autism Lesson Plan Printables for Autism Support Classrooms (Winter Lessons).
Autism, Special Education, Kindergarten- Fine Motor Task Cards.

Other products:
Cutting Practice & Scissor Work for Beginners.
Morning Work for Students with Autism BUNDLE (Special Ed.).

©Autism Classroom 2014. This license is for the purchaser of this product and may not be distributed electronically except for use in the purchaser's classroom. Additional licenses can be purchased through TPT. Standard copyright laws apply.
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