Nicole Caldwell

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By Nicole Caldwell
A set of fun printable games with a train theme. Includes Tic-Tac-Toe, Mazes, Memory, and Connect the Dots.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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By Nicole Caldwell
A fun way for students to practice spelling words at home or school.
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Nicole Caldwell
A fun autumn and train-themed activity for identifying shapes and counting 1 - 10.
Subjects:
Math, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Nicole Caldwell
A fun, free activity for students to practice graphing. Students roll the dice and graph how many times they roll each picture, then answer questions about the graph.
Subjects:
Graphing, Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Math Centers
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By Nicole Caldwell
When doing discrete trials with students with autism, we often use percent of correct responses. This "cheat sheet" has the percentages already calculated for you to make it easier to record your data.
Subjects:
Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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By Nicole Caldwell
Two fun folder games for matching colors and matching color words. Follow me on TPT to be notified when I post new freebies and resources! You might also like my other summer folder game set! Ice Cream Math and Match Folder Game Set - 5 Games in 2
Subjects:
Summer
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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By Nicole Caldwell
One FREEBIE no-prep reading passage and corresponding activities designed to support the reading comprehension of students with autism. If you like this passage, you'll find a set of five passages (about a month of teaching activities) here:
Subjects:
Astronomy, Special Education, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
FREE
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By Nicole Caldwell
A multisensory way to work on letter sounds and pre-writing skills. This set includes uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and numbers 0 to 9. You use dots of glue on the cards to give them a texture. Instructions on how to make and use the cards
Subjects:
Special Education, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Nicole Caldwell
I made these cute little printable books for one of my students who loves robots and is working on reading color words. This download includes versions of the color word books that have no pictures, so students can match the correct color robot to
Subjects:
Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
FREE
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By Nicole Caldwell
I love using TinkerCAD, a fun, free 3D modeling program, to work on language (specifically manding) with my students with autism. 3D modeling can be fun and motivating for students, and its basics aren't hard to learn for the teacher or parent.
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Professional Development
FREE
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By Nicole Caldwell
This free guide breaks down the skills students need to learn to use a computer mouse, gives tips for teaching them, and contains links to online activities that I made for students to use to practice these skills. This is a new guide that I've
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Professional Development
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Activities, Professional Development
FREE
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By Nicole Caldwell
A set of 5 activities about magnets that can be used for students with autism or limited verbal communication. You can use this as a weekly unit, doing one activity each day, or repeat each activity for a few days, whatever the student needs. It
Subjects:
Science, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
FREE
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By Nicole Caldwell
A simple activity to help build background knowledge and comprehension of the commutative property. I used this as a supplement to an existing math curriculum, but you could also use it as an intro to the topic.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
FREE
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By Nicole Caldwell
A ready-to-print activity incorporating natural reinforcement. Students can make a paper train track with different colors of track pieces in various patterns (ABAB, ABC, AABB, etc.) and then drive a toy train on the track.You could make it an
Subjects:
Math, Special Education, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Nicole Caldwell
Students practice telling time while playing with trains. This activity comes with simple instructions, so it's easy to just print and go. It can be used for ABA/discrete trial teaching, classrooms, or homeschooling.
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have worked in classrooms as well as home-based intervention programs for children with Autism from grades Pre-K through 12th. I am currently working on a PhD in Special Education with a focus on Autism.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My training is primarily in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), but my teaching is also influenced by Montessori and structured teaching methods for students with Autism, such as TEACCH.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Project STARS: Systematic Training for Autism Researchers and School Personnel (2009); Outstanding Teaching Fellow in Educational Psychology (2013)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master's Degree in Special Education with an emphasis on Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA); Currently working toward a PhD in Special Education with a focus on Autism.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Visit PositivelyAutism.com for self-paced online Autism and ABA tutorials, and lots of free teaching materials including social skill stories, games, worksheets, and more!

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