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    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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    Special Olympics and Unified Sports for Children with Autism Sports are a unifying, fun way for individuals and communities to connect. For individuals with autism, participation in athletic events may be difficult due..
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    Autism and Inclusive Sports

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    Lesson Overview Teach storytelling skills, animal names, and recall skills with this story-based lesson plan. Download Lesson Plan: Skills Practiced Storytelling Recall Improvisation Materials Language Builder 3D - 2D..
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    Storytelling and Recall with Animals Lesson Plan

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    Lesson Overview In this lesson, the child will learn how to match 3D objects to 2D picture cards of the same object. Download Lesson Plan: Skills Practiced 3D - 2D Matching Receptive Language Materials Language Builder..
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    Mastering Matching 3D - 2D Lesson Plan

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    Language Builder ARIS Complete Autism Curriculum

    Lesson Overview Practice reading and spelling food names with these movement-based activities. Download Lesson Plan: Skills Practiced 

Reading Spelling Recognizing food names Materials Stages Learning Food Carpet..
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    Spelling/Reading Food Names Lesson Plan

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    Lesson Overview Learn about different action verbs and express why they dislike or like common activities Download Lesson Plan: Skills Practiced Asking and answering “why” questions Identifying and associating verbs and..
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    My Favorite Things Lesson Plan

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    Summer camp can be a positive and enriching experience for children on the autism spectrum, providing an alternative to the rigorous school year routine and opportunities for peer interactions. However, finding the..
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    How to Choose a Summer Camp for Your Child with Autism

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    Top Tips to Help You Get Started All children have unique learning needs, but children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD require a little extra guidance and support. Whether you’re a parent or teacher, it’s essential..
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    10 Tips for Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Link4Fun Cards are new language-learning tools designed to scaffold preschool language development by synchronizing traditional manipulatives with digital media. Children tap flashcards against the screen of an iPad to..
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    Research White Paper: Vocabulary Cards for Early Word Learning

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    Linda Hodgdon has been a long-time friend of Stages Learning and is author of the best-selling book, "Visual Strategies for Improving Communication." We have invited her to impart some of her wisdom and experience in a..
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    How to Help Young Children with Autism Avoid Behavior Problems

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    The practice of quieting the mind, otherwise known as mindfulness, is increasingly being practiced across the board – from Google executives to classrooms as a replacement to detention (Bloom, 2016). Mindfulness..
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    Six Simple Mindfulness Practices for Kids with Autism

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    What is Social Thinking? Social Thinking is a flexible teaching framework that is designed to help individuals ages four and up with autism spectrum disorder and other social and communication difficulties. The..
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    Social Thinking: 6 Strategies for Teaching Children with Autism

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    Social Skills & Autism  Autism Spectrum Disorder is characterized by deficits in social communication and interaction. This can include challenges in social-emotional reciprocity and non-verbal communication used in..
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    How to Foster Social Skills Development at School: A Guide for Teachers and School Counselors

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    Lesson Overview Play this twist on hide and seek to teach collaboration and teamwork.
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    Hide and Seek with Blocks Lesson Plan

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    This White Paper was written by Consulting Services for Education in order to better understand the learning impact of the newest Stages Learning product: Link4Fun Books. These "bridging" books are designed to support..
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    Interactive Bridging Books for Early Literacy: Research White Paper

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    Lesson Overview Use the Language Builder Blocks as a quick way to practice number skills.
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    Practicing Number Skills with Blocks Lesson Plan

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    Lesson Overview This lesson will build storytelling skills in a hilarious, creative way. Download Lesson Plan: Skills Practiced Storytelling Gross motor development Geometry, numerical skills Communication skills..
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    Improv Storytelling with Blocks Lesson Plan

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    Parents and teachers can feel confused and uncomfortable when students shout, cry, or act in ways that appear developmentally or culturally inappropriate. It’s helpful to learn who you can turn to for training or advice..
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    Cool Down Spaces: Best Practices for Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom or the Home

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    Lesson Overview Students will use sequencing cards to review vocabulary words and practice ordering events. Download Lesson Plan: Skills Practiced Picture identification and vocabulary Fine and gross motor development..
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    Sequencing Cards Lesson Plan

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    Lesson Overview Students will review the Emotion Flash Cards and create their own chart depicting various emotions. Students will then think of emotions they show outside and inside to make a feelings box.
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    Feelings Box Lesson Plan

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