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      Helping children with autism develop a growth mindset can foster greater learning, confidence and success in school  
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      10 Ways to Teach Your Child with Autism How to Have a Growth Mindset

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents

      Social stories are carefully designed short stories that help children with autism understand new social situations. These social situations can include any type of interaction involving other people such as riding a..
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      Social Stories: Helping Children with Autism Understand Social Situations

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, ARIS Autism Curriculum, Elementary (4-12), Activity Sheets

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      Language development can be challenging for students with autism and can impact reading comprehension. Using sight word instruction is a great tool for helping children with autism succeed! So much of a students’..
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      20 Best Sight Word Books for Students with Autism

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      Recognition of Stages Learning Materials Contributions & Excellence

      In K-12 education, there is no dispute that developing reading skills is fundamental. In fact, research suggests that early literacy instruction for students with and without disabilities is essential for future..
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      Tell Me a Story: How to Teach Narrative and Comprehension Strategies to Children with Autism

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Articles

      Language Builder ARIS Complete Autism Curriculum

      Picture books are a widely used resource in classrooms and homes around the world. Picture books support vocabulary development, story analysis skills, and sentence structure skills1. In addition to building language..
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      The 12 Best Picture Books for Teaching Nouns to Children with Autism

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, ARIS Autism Curriculum, Elementary (4-12), Articles

      For children with autism, communication can be a challenging skill to develop. Children with autism often have difficulties with expressive and receptive language, thus impacting their ability to effectively communicate..
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      Teacher Tips: Using Expressive Labeling to Teach Children with Autism Language Skills

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      Topics: Teaching with Pictures, Inclusive Education, Autism and Language, ARIS Autism Curriculum, Parents, Articles

      Beginning at a young age, many children with autism can find it difficult to relate to and communicate with other people, and thus may have significant difficulty in expressive and receptive language (Simpson, Keen, &..
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      Teacher Tips: Using Receptive Labeling to Teach Children with Autism Language Skills

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      Children with autism frequently have delayed language development. For children with autism who have developed language, understanding or using parts of speech correctly may be difficult. While many children develop..
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      Teaching Parts of Speech to Children with Autism: Prepositions, Opposites, Pronouns and Verb Tense

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      Topics: Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans, Teaching with Pictures, Autism and Language, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Lesson Plans

      For children with autism, language skills can be taught using 2-D and 3-D matching skills. Matching is the ability to see two things and recognize that they are the same. Matching skills improve concentration, train..
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      Teaching Language Skills to Children with Autism Using 2-D and 3-D Matching

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      Topics: Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Inclusive Education, Autism and Language, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Lesson Plans

      Autism Learning Line (A.L.L.) and the Benefits of Online Community Stages Learning Materials is excited to announce the launch of Autism Learning Line (A.L.L.), an online community designed to support parents, teachers,..
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      Autism Learning Line (A.L.L.): An Online Community for All Who Are Touched by Autism

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, COVID-19 Emergency Response, Parents, Articles

      Do you homeschool your child with autism? Have you ever wanted to try homeschooling, but self-doubt or a lack of resources held you back? Through ARIS, Stages Learning Materials, which has over 20 years of experience in..
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      The Autism Home School Solution: Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS) A Comprehensive Curriculum for Children with Autism

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      Topics: Early Childhood Education, Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Teaching with Pictures, Inclusive Education, Autism and Language, Autism Treatment Options, Parents, Articles

      Celebrating Strengths and Shifting Away from Deficit-Based Thinking Far too often, society’s bias towards students with autism focuses on the autism, rather than the whole child. Students with autism are more often..
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      Strengths-based Approaches to Autism for Teachers, SLPs, and Parents

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      Topics: About Autism, Inclusive Education, Autism and Language, Parents, Articles

      Children’s books featuring children with autism are an easy and entertaining way to introduce the topic of autism to your children, family members, friends, and your child’s peers. Children’s books offer simple,..
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      Recommended Children’s Books About Autism

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Parents, Articles

      Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and whole child development, often used synonymously, have huge implications for children of all ages. Described as the process of developing the knowledge, mindsets, and behaviors needed..
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      Whole Child Learning & Autism: How ARIS Supports Social Emotional Learning

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      Topics: Early Childhood Education, Teaching with Pictures, Inclusive Education, Autism and Language, Parents, Articles

      ARIS was created with access and implementation in mind: intended to make the principles of ABA easily accessible and easy to implement for educators working with children with autism who may not have formal ABA..
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      The “Why” and the “What” Behind Language Builder: Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS)

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      Topics: Early Childhood Education, Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans, Teaching with Pictures, Autism and Language

      Sensory struggles in a child with autism can hinder his or her ability to grasp a writing implement and to use it correctly. But some marvelous strategies exist that can help children learn to write: countering “floppy”..
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      Strategies for Promoting Sensory Integration in Writing

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      Topics: Early Childhood Education, Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Articles

      Note: These songs can be used with ARIS (Academic Readiness Intervention System) Lesson 72.
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      The Most Popular Action and Movement Songs for Children with Autism

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      Topics: Early Childhood Education, Autism and Language, Autism and Physical Spaces, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Articles

      Genius, Attention to Detail, Problem Solving, Memory, and Visual Skills All children, whether or not they are neurotypical, have unique sets of strengths and weaknesses. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)..
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      Five Research-Based Strengths Associated with Autism

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Current News and Research, Parents, Articles

      For over a decade, researchers have been relying on tools developed by Stages Learning to evaluate approaches that are most effective for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Wide-ranging research topics span..
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      Stages Learning Language Builder Cards: The Choice for Autism Researchers

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Current News and Research

      The Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS™) is a new comprehensive early autism education curriculum based on the Language Builder® Picture Cards created over twenty years ago by Stages Learning and widely used..
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      The Research Effectiveness of the Language Builder® Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS)

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      Topics: About Autism, Teaching with Pictures, Autism and Language