Thursday, 29 November 2012

Work Stations (Autism)

The concept of the "Work Station" comes from Division TEACCH  and is designed for individuals with autism or related conditions. I am in no way an expert, but have basic training and have had the privilege working in a class that follows TEACCH principles. Here is a pack I produced to assist people when creating workstations- I hope you find it useful. I would HIGHLY recommend training with TEACCH if you are given the opportunity

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Signing Videos

Inclusive Communication Essex, by Essex County Council have produced an excellent resource for those working with people of all ages who need to alternative or additional communication strategies put in place. Including these wonderful signing videos

They are a range of topics, with a good list of signs
Each sign has a clear video of the sign.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Photo puzzle

So it's been forever.... since I posted doesn't time fly? I've had rather a lot going on sorry, so here we go.
 Simple shape puzzle bought from supermarket (or charity/ thrift store) select photos of child and their family and stick under the shapes. I laminated mine to make it durable and also can be pulled up eventually with a sharp knife.
You could also stick photos underneath that relate to words a child with language difficulties is working on.