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08/22/09 07:33 AM
Tips For Autism Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Tips for starting off the school year:
1. Be sure to get to work early if you can to read through all of the IEPs for each of your students (this takes about 1 hour). You will need to know their services, their objectives, their behavior plans and any accommodations the student may need. It sometimes helps to copy the behavior plans for all members of your classroom team.

2. Make a data sheet for each objective. Identify which objective will be placed in the student's work bin. Use ziplock baggies and write the objective on each baggie. Then place the materials for the objective in the bag. for other objectives, not placed in student work bins, place them in a folder or in the area where the data will be taken,

3. Make a weekly schedule which has consistent activities in the same order each day. Be sure to include centers in the morning hours of the schedule. Be sure to include bathroom breaks for the students in the schedule. Request to have Specials in the afternoon.

3.Set up the classroom with clear physical boundaries and distinct areas for the students, Be sure to include (at least) an independent work station for EACH student,one large group area, a play area with a table (for structured games), a sensory area, a transition area, personal schedules for students, a circle time area.

independent work station for EACH student,
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http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=h...sa%3DX%26um%3D1

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one large group area,

a play area with a table (for structured games),

a sensory area,
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http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/sensory-integration-activities.html

a transition area,

personal schedules for students,
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http://autism.healingthresholds.com/therapy/visual-schedules


Have a great Vacation,
S.B. Linton
Author, How to Set Up a Classroom for Students with Autism
How to Set Up a Work Area at Home for a Child with Autism
http://www.amazon.com/Classroom-Students...8634&sr=8-1



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