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Activity Schedule help and tips????

Posted by on Apr. 17, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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            I recently started my three year old on an Autism daily activity schedule, and I have to say it's both at times resource consuming/expensive and confusing the whole start up of it all.I never knew how much supplies one needs,especially an endless amount of Velcro, it's like the number one material you'll need.I started him out with just two lines one with a symbol of a clock to state "it's time to" and the other line with his PECS of things we do throughout our day.I've been reading, Activity Schedules for Childreen with Autism by Lynn E. McClannahan and another Ph.D lady, and I paired that one up with How Do I Teach This Kid by Kimberly A.Henry, and tons of YouTube videos.How do I teach this kid is wonderful when it comesto ideas for motor skills,matching, and even has reading and math skills tasks. I just would like to know if any other parents out their  have any less expensive ideas or tips to incorporate in an activity schedule especillly for a three year old???

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MomOfOneCoolKid
by Gold Member on Apr. 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Oh my God! I have nothing useful to add, except that I'm in the same boat and thank God for public school!

 

Actually thanks for the book recs. I was looking for something like that! Where are you getting your materials?

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Apr. 17, 2013 at 8:19 PM

My son is in therapy each week along with school...I'm grateful for those resources!  Are you homeschooling?

TheJerseyGirl
by Michele on Apr. 17, 2013 at 9:17 PM

 Check the Dollar Tree! I swear I have found more supplies there! It sounds like you are off to a great start!

blessedhappymom
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:18 AM
We used a felt board with sandpaper attached to the different cards. You can make a simple felt board using a cereal box, glue/hot glue and 2 sheets of felt or turn an old bulletin board into a felt board.

We've even incorporated magnets at one point.

And thank you for the book resources. There's an agency, Any Baby Can San Antonio, here that has put out resources called Blue Cat Pies. It's a visual materials and different subjects, incorporates Velcro etc and designed for kids on the spectrum. Everything is all set and ready to use, but can be a lil pricey.
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maddy324
by Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:20 PM

 

 

    So far all of my books on autism I order from Amazon.com, and I love the site becasue you get to preview a book before ordering and after selecting one book more suggestions like that one will come up.So  just type in Activity Schedules for autistic kids and you'll see the ones I've mentioned.Definetly a big help in setting up a schedule for my son is the ones by Lynn E.McClannahan and Kimberly A. Henry.Good luck, and remeber when starting your child on the schedule...Rome was not built in a day, I'm only on my second day, and my son has some tantrums on him,but I found out good ole fashion time-out works wonders :)

maddy324
by Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:24 PM

 


Quoting maddy324: MomofOneCoolKid

 

 

    So far all of my books on autism I order from Amazon.com, and I love the site becasue you get to preview a book before ordering and after selecting one book more suggestions like that one will come up.So  just type in Activity Schedules for autistic kids and you'll see the ones I've mentioned.Definetly a big help in setting up a schedule for my son is the ones by Lynn E.McClannahan and Kimberly A. Henry.Good luck, and remeber when starting your child on the schedule...Rome was not built in a day, I'm only on my second day, and my son has some tantrums on him,but I found out good ole fashion time-out works wonders :)


 

maddy324
by Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM

 

   No my son goes to school all week for only part time,but I just hated whenever he'd have a day off, or would come home I'd see him just lagging around or playing with his toys meanlessly,when I knew if he was on some kind of regimen or schedule he'd have less meltdowns and tantrums,learn how to communicate better, and be more independent.I'm not looking for the school system to do everything for my son,becasue he has to come back home eventually and then what? Having him on schedule keeps him more centered and less cranky.

Quoting darbyakeep45:

My son is in therapy each week along with school...I'm grateful for those resources!  Are you homeschooling?


 

maddy324
by Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:34 PM

 

   Yes, I agree. That lightbulb went off in my head yesterday as I mentioned it to my husband.I don't know why I did not think of it before, when I usualy shop there for nick-nacks and some school supplies.I guess it's because I've been blindsided and addicted to Staples lately .I tell you they got the best supply of velcro strips,lol.

Quoting TheJerseyGirl:

 Check the Dollar Tree! I swear I have found more supplies there! It sounds like you are off to a great start!


 

maddy324
by Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:39 PM

 

     Wow, thank you for that tip about the felt and sandpaper.I guess I'm going to add glue gun on my laundry list of supplies to pick up at the DollarTree,thanks alot blessedhappymom.

Quoting blessedhappymom:

We used a felt board with sandpaper attached to the different cards. You can make a simple felt board using a cereal box, glue/hot glue and 2 sheets of felt or turn an old bulletin board into a felt board.

We've even incorporated magnets at one point.

And thank you for the book resources. There's an agency, Any Baby Can San Antonio, here that has put out resources called Blue Cat Pies. It's a visual materials and different subjects, incorporates Velcro etc and designed for kids on the spectrum. Everything is all set and ready to use, but can be a lil pricey.


 

blessedhappymom
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:52 PM
I forgot to mention... I used to buy the Velcro squares and then cut each big square into 4 lil squares so it stretched it out a lil more.


Quoting maddy324:

 


     Wow, thank you for that tip about the felt and sandpaper.I guess I'm going to add glue gun on my laundry list of supplies to pick up at the DollarTree,thanks alot blessedhappymom.


Quoting blessedhappymom:

We used a felt board with sandpaper attached to the different cards. You can make a simple felt board using a cereal box, glue/hot glue and 2 sheets of felt or turn an old bulletin board into a felt board.

We've even incorporated magnets at one point.

And thank you for the book resources. There's an agency, Any Baby Can San Antonio, here that has put out resources called Blue Cat Pies. It's a visual materials and different subjects, incorporates Velcro etc and designed for kids on the spectrum. Everything is all set and ready to use, but can be a lil pricey.



 


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