Providing support and instruction for students on the autism spectrum is not always easy. It takes patience, intelligence, empathy, and innovation. This Autism Awareness Month, we are featuring personal stories and connections to Autism from our colleagues and clinicians. One of our wonderful special education teachers – Apryl Levy – wanted to share a method she’s found successful in working with students with autism. Apryl works for Bilingual Therapies within a school district in the Chicago area. She has a vast amount of experience working in various schools, supporting mild to very severe students with disabilities, including students with autism.
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When the weather is getting warmer, it is the perfect time to work on conjugating the progressive form of verbs. Children that are multilingual often have some difficulty with this task. It may be confusing to them when the -ing stays the same, but the helper before them shifts in the present, past, and future tense. This may be a challenging topic, so it is key to incorporate fun ways to get all students actively engaged. [click to continue…]
As part of Autism Awareness Month, Bilingual Therapies is showing our support by featuring a personal story from one of our colleagues. Aubrey Roberts wanted to “Light it Up Blue” this month and share a heartwarming story about growing up with and caring for a family member who has autism. [click to continue…]
April showers bring May flowers, but the gloomy weather can leave people feeling blue. Why not embrace the rain and puddles to have some fun outside with speech and language goals? Have kids wear rain boots and grab some umbrellas to head outside or into a bigger space to enjoy some fun rain-themed games. [click to continue…]
Imagine excellent activities that are filled with fun and learning at the same time. Easter eggs provide this in a variety of ways within a speech and language setting. This is the best time of year to purchase more eggs to use throughout the year. Check out the wide variety of eggs in different color schemes, characters, and more. All of these would work well to inspire kids during speech and language sessions. [click to continue…]