Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Teaching two digit addition to students with Autism

I have finally gotten the right fonts on my home computer so I am able to share some of the resources I have created for use with students with ASD and/or an intellectual impairment.

I have posted two resources today that are actually used together. First is a story explaining how to do two digit addition with concrete materials. The second is the resource to make the boards used in the story.

I had great success teaching this way. The student with (extreme) ASD became very focused when there was a story involved. My inspiration was all the social stories that I had written for her, and so I thought teaching maths concepts through stories would work well too.

For students with an intellectual impairment, it forced me to break the task into small pieces and because I was reading the story, I would not forget each of the little pieces. I always use photos where I can in stories so that the students can identify exactly what I am saying.

1 comment:

  1. I have 2 ASD little kiddies in my class this year, and resources such as these are invaluable to them. Being an x-special ed teacher myself I know all to well how each and every lesson (and then some) has to be modified and adapted to suit.