Autism Teaching Tools Because Progress is Possible

Tips & Topics

Tips & Topics2020-06-25T14:04:59+00:00

Tips & Topics

Welcome to Tips & Topics! This is where you’ll find all kinds of free resource sheets. Some of these resources can help you use MooBoo products or continue to practice the big ideas found in our products. But we also have resources that any parent would love, including about helping a child cope with “no.”

Unless otherwise noted, the author is Jenny Burke, MooBoo Founder and an experienced, “battle tested” mom who has received a lot of helpful advice and guidance over the years from excellent autism professionals. We recommend you show all MooBoo content, including Tips & Topics, to the people who work with your child. Scroll down to see our current postings.

In-the-Moment Teaching

Do you recognize just how much of a positive impact that you as a parent can make? If you do the math, there are a lot of hours each week when a child with autism is with you rather than in school or therapy. Brief but frequent instances of in-the-moment teaching by you will add up and truly benefit your child! This resource explains how to use in-the-moment teaching strategies. — Get this free resource here

Thinking about Thinking: In-the-Moment Teaching of the Important Ideas

This resource includes examples of how parents take advantage of everyday routines, activities, and occurrences to help a child connect personally to the important ideas taught in Thinking about Thinking. Parents, you truly can help your kids be more active thinkers! — Get this free resource here

After-the-Moment-Teaching

After-the-moment teaching is a quick debrief or revisiting of something that happened. It can be done for many purposes including to celebrate when a child did something positive or to help a child process a difficult situation. We include comic book-style examples in our resource sheet as we are a huge fan of these visual tools to facilitate learning and communication. — Get this free resource here

Spotlight: Reinforcement

Reinforcement is our first spotlight topic because it is a very important component of learning for children with autism. In this resource, we are not talking here about structured, formal therapy, but instead about parents reinforcing all kinds of positive behaviors in their children during the course of everyday life. — Get this free resource here

Talking about Thinking: In-the-Moment Teaching of the Important Ideas

This resource contains examples of how parents can take advantage of everyday routines, activities, and occurrences to help a child connect personally to the important ideas taught in Talking about Thinking. — Get this free resource here

Waiting as an In-the-Moment Teaching Strategy

Do you quickly step in with help, a drink, a distracting toy, or something else in order to keep your child happy or calm? This resource discusses waiting as a strategy to help your child make progress on communication, coping, and more. — Get this free resource here

Spotlight: Prompting

Prompting is not only for structured intervention. It’s also an important in-the-moment teaching tool for parents. Here you will find basic info and examples. We hope this segment will empower parents to get guidance from their child’s team about prompting. — Get this free resource here

Helping a Child Learn to Cope with “No”

Some kids have a hard time with “no.” Learning how to cope with the disappointment of not getting what one wants is a critical life skill. In this resource we include suggestions for things parents can say and do to help their kiddos build coping capabilities. — Get this free resource here

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