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Friday, July 2, 2010

Visual Supports for Students with Autism - Visual Timer

Hi Everyone,
Here is my first go at making a video using the Microsoft Movie Maker program. It was good to remember what it feels like to be working outside of my comfort zone. As parents and teachers, we ask children to do that all the time without giving it a second thought.

If you would like a copy of any of the templates I used, send me an email and I will be happy to forward them on to you. You will find my email address in the right margin of the blog.

I have been busy adding lots of free visual downloads sites to the links area in the right margin too!Check them out while you are here.
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  1. It's a great video and a great idea. I'll file that one away in my brain for when I have a student that needs it.

  2. Wow! This video was awesome. I choose it because I want to obtain a degree in Special Education, and I am always looking for new ways to be educated so if needed I will have knowledge on how to reach the children and people I am serving. I never thought about using the symbols, shapes, & numbers in that manner to time and finish an assignment. This is certainly a idea to keep in mind. Thanks for offering your expertise in the field and willing to pass it on to others.

  3. I just found your blog. What a great resource. I am pretty sure I'm going to be spending a ton of time reading through all your old posts. Thanks for sharing all of this. Its wonderful!

  4. This is a wonderful idea, not only for children within the autism spectrum, but also those with ADHD, and basically any younger child that is not able to tell time. One thing that teachers/parents need to remember...not only will they need to introduce the concept to the child(ren) but also train themselves to go to that timer and remove each "unit of time" consistantly. I have one child PDD-NOS, and one ADHD. Training ourselves in routine and consistancy can be even harder than teaching our children! :) Love the video, its a great idea!


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