How Animals Move, Multi-Step Instructions – This week’s lessons in your community library

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1. Register for Standardized Exams
Who is it for: Advanced learners

In this scene you will find a visual story of how to register for the SAT exam. Note: further customization is needed for photos to reflect each step in the process.

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners: Incorporate a video model of the registration process.
• For intermediate learners: Incorporate a detailed visual schedule for each step in the registration process.

 

2. Sharing Evidence to Support Claims
Who is it for: Intermediate learners
In this scene you will find two video models with an oral passage recorded and a choice board for each.

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners: Incorporate video models with only one sentence and encourage the student to retell what was said.
• For advanced learners: Incorporate more detailed video models and encourage the student to write notes down as they listen, and choose the main idea from their notes.

 

3. Multi-Step Instructions
Who is it for: Intermediate learners
In this scene you will find three visual schedules, each multi-step instructions used to support making food.

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners: Incorporate additional steps and video models to target verbs, such as ‘open’.
• For advanced learners: Decrease steps within the schedules and incorporate more difficult tasks.

 

4. Community Signs Identification
Who is it for: Beginner learners
In this scene you will find six common community signs as image hotspots on a map.

To Differentiate:
• For intermediate learners: Incorporate visual stories for each sign to explain the significance of each.
• For advanced learners: Incorporate additional signs that are found in the community.

 

5. How Animals Move
Who is it for: Beginner learners
In this scene you will find four animal types, with a choice board containing animals that fly, slither, walk, and swim.

To Differentiate:
• For intermediate learners: Encourage the student to look through books and add additional animals to each category. Incorporate a visual story to explain the movements of each.
• For advanced learners: Incorporate a visual story to address why animals move differently, where these animals are located, and additional ways animals move.


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To import from the community library:
1. Navigate to the community library
2. Tap on the scene you want to import
3. Tap on the import button

Your scene is now located in My Library under My Downloaded Supports

Add the scene to your desktop:
1. Enter edit mode
2. Tap on the green plus sign to add scene
3. Add scene from My Library
4. Select the scene you want to add
5. Tap import. Your scene is now imported to your current location.

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Hand Shaking During Greetings
Purchasing a Meal
Heavy Movement Activities
Time Management for Transportation
House Keeping Responsibilities

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Emergencies, Social Cues – This week’s lessons in your community library

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1. Feelings and Tools
Who is it for: Intermediate learners

In this scene you will find four typical feelings accompanied by a choice board with tools on how to proactively address each feeling.

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners: Incorporate visual stories to address identifying feelings.
• For advanced learners: Incorporate additional feelings such as anxious, scared, weary, and silly and a choice board for each.

 

2. Contacting Persons During Emergency
Who is it for: Advanced learners

In this scene you will find a video model on how to dial 911 and a story that reinforces what an emergency is and what to do if there is an emergency.

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners: Incorporate a visual story to explain what an emergency is in more detail and why it is important to get help in those situations.
• For intermediate learners: Incorporate image hotspots and encourage the student to identify what is an emergency and what is not and emergency.

 

3. Locate Places in Community
Who is it for: Intermediate learners

In this scene you will find a map of a town with places of significance represented.

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners: Target the identification of significant places in the community using a visual story or choice board.
• For advanced learners: Incorporate a map of the learners town and the places they frequent. Encourage the learner to locate each place in relation to their house and discuss how they might get there (i.e. bike, public transit, car).

 

4. Using Appropriate Social Cues
Who is it for: Advanced learners

In this scene you will find three short visual stories addressing eye contact, personal space, and greetings. A video model is also incorporated within the greetings visual story.

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners: Introduce each concept on a small scale using video models. Encourage the student to practice having eye contact, personal space, and greeting another person.
• For intermediate learners: Incorporate additional pages in each visual story to explain in detail the importance of eye contact, having personal space, and greeting others.

 

5. Increase Speech Intelligibility
Who is it for: Intermediate learners

In this scene you will find a mixed display story with 3 and 4 word phrases.

To Differentiate:
• For intermediate learners: Increase word length to 5 and 6 word phrases.
• For advanced learners: Using video models, increase phrases to 7 and 8 words.


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To import from the community library:
1. Navigate to the community library
2. Tap on the scene you want to import
3. Tap on the import button

Your scene is now located in My Library under My Downloaded Supports

Add the scene to your desktop:
1. Enter edit mode
2. Tap on the green plus sign to add scene
3. Add scene from My Library
4. Select the scene you want to add
5. Tap import. Your scene is now imported to your current location.

Check back next week for our content on:
Register for Standardized Exams
Sharing Evidence to Support Claims
Multi-Step Instructions
Community Signs Identification
How Animals Move

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Curriculum Aligned ELA Content – This week’s free lessons in your community library

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We are excited to share the newest content added to the TeachMate365 and AutisMate365 community library. Each scene and or support can be downloaded separately and later customized to support the needs of your learner or student.

TeachMate365 includes in-app data tracking with automatic graphing of your student’s IEP goals. TeachMate365’s data tracking tool is accessed from within the application and can be tracked simultaneously with instruction and response.

Although data tracking is not a feature of AutisMate365, AutisMate365 users can also access the new content and target the same goals outlined below without the data-tracking feature.


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1. Science Experiment Procedure
Who is it for: Intermediate learner

In this scene you will find a multi step procedure for growing a plant and a choice board for supplies.

Alignment: CCSS/ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3
• Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

Targeted Goals:
• Student will follow a multistep procedure with guided assistance from an adult.
• Student will take accurate measurements of plant growth (x) times per week using a ruler.

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners: Incorporate video models to pre-teach measuring and introduce the plant life cycle.
• For advanced learners: Incorporate a detailed visual story about the life cycle of a plant.

 

2. Identify Meaning of Words
Who is it for: Beginner learners

In this scene you will find 10 multiple-meaning words and a visual story to support the identification and meaning of 4 –at family words.

Alignment CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.4:
• Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.

Targeted Goals:
• Student will determine the meaning of 4 unknown –at family words using photos and an oral description.
• Student will determine the meaning of 10 multiple-meaning words using photos.

To Differentiate:
• For intermediate learners: Incorporate a visual story to target the identification of additional unknown words in a relevant text.
• For advanced learners: Incorporate additional multiple meaning words for specific grade levels.

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To import from the community library:
1. Navigate to the community library
2. Tap on the scene you want to import
3. Tap on the import button

Your scene is now located in My Library under My Downloaded Supports

Add the scene to your desktop:
1. Enter edit mode
2. Tap on the green plus sign to add scene
3. Add scene from My Library
4. Select the scene you want to add
5. Tap import. Your scene is now imported to your current location.

Check back next week for our content on:
Increase Speech Intelligibility
Using Positive Behavior Supports
Contact Person During an Emergency
Locate Places in the Community
Appropriate Social Cues

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Arranging Transportation, Days and Months – This week’s free lessons in your community library

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We are excited to share the newest content added to the TeachMate365 and AutisMate365 community library. Each scene and or support can be downloaded separately and later customized to support the needs of your learner or student.


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1. Expressing Wants and Needs, Device
Who is it for: Beginner learners
In this scene you will find choice boards of common foods, drinks, and toys for beginner communicators, as well as important word buttons. Each buttons is programmed with auditory output.

To Differentiate:
• For intermediate learners: Expand choice board options and categories, as well as incorporate real photos.
• For advanced learners: Incorporate a custom vocabulary that best supports the student across environments.

 

2. Identify Feelings in Others
Who is it for: Beginner learners
In this scene you will find visual schedules with images displaying happy, sad, mad, and tired. In addition, a visual story is included to explain the most common ways to identify each feeling.

To Differentiate:
• For intermediate learners: Incorporate video models for each feeling and have the student identify feelings in each video.
• For advanced learners: Incorporate additional feelings, such as anxious, annoyed, frustrated, and have the student identify feelings across multiple context.

 

3. Arranging Transportation
Who is it for: Advanced
In this scene you will find a pre-teaching visual story, a schedule of how to arrange a ride to work, as well as a work schedule with auditory output.

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners: Incorporate a visual story to discuss responsibilities associated with having a job.
• For intermediate learners: Practice each step associated with the presented story and schedule. Brainstorm possible job opportunities.

 

4. Effective Communication with Teachers
Who is it for: Advanced learners
In this scene you will find a visual story to review why and how to communicate with teachers, and a visual schedule to support meeting with a teacher.

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners: Incorporate important word buttons that will gain the attention of the teacher, then utilize a choice board to pinpoint what the student wants to communicate.
• For intermediate learners: Identify what types of topics a student may want to discuss in private with a teacher and why it is important to have open communication.

 

5. Days and Months
Who is it for: Beginner learners
In this scene you will find a calendar with choice boards for the days of the week and months of the year, as well as auditory output for each day on the top of the calendar.

To Differentiate:
• For intermediate learners: Incorporate visual stories to increase the context of days and months, such as a story about November and days that have significant meaning.
• For advanced learners: Incorporate appointments within the calendar and have the student identify the month, day, and time of the appointment.


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To import from the community library:
1. Navigate to the community library
2. Tap on the scene you want to import
3. Tap on the import button

Your scene is now located in My Library under My Downloaded Supports

 

Add the scene to your desktop:

1. Enter edit mode
2. Tap on the green plus sign to add scene
3. Add scene from My Library
4. Select the scene you want to add
5. Tap import. Your scene is now imported to your current location.

 

Check back next week for our content on:
Science Experiment Procedure
Identify Meaning of Words

 

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Time on Task, Research Colleges – This week’s free lessons in your community library

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We are excited to share the newest content added to the TeachMate365 and AutisMate365 community library. Each scene and or support can be downloaded separately and later customized to support the needs of your learner or student.


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1. Zoo Animal Identification
Who is it for: Beginner learners

To Differentiate:
• For intermediate learners: Incorporate a schedule hotspot that isolates parts of an animal and encourage the student to guess what animal it is.
• For advanced learners: Incorporate classification of animals and encourage the student to match the animal to class.

 

2. Time on Task
Who is it for: Beginner learners

To Differentiate:
• For intermediate learners: Lengthen the work session by adding additional work tasks.
• For advanced learners: Fade the schedule to just show the work timer.

 

3. Asking for Help, Computer
Who is it for: Advanced

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners: Pre-teach what may go amiss with a computer.
• For intermediate learners: Set up mock scenarios to practice asking for help when things go wrong with the computer.

 

4. Familiar, Unfamiliar Person ID
Who is it for: Intermediate learners

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners: Incorporate a story to teach the difference between familiar and unfamiliar people.
• For advanced learners: Incorporate abstract familiar people into choice boards, such as the banker, grocery clerk.
• For all levels, edit the photos to images from the students real life.

 

5. Research 2 Year Colleges 
Who is it for: Advanced learners

To Differentiate:
• For beginner learners: Incorporate a visual story that explores jobs and career paths.
• For intermediate learners: Incorporate a visual story to expose the student to what college is and why it’s beneficial to attend.

 

To import from the community library:
1. Navigate to the community library
2. Tap on the scene you want to import
3. Tap on the import button

Your scene is now located in My Library under My Downloaded Supports

Add the scene to your desktop:
1. Enter edit mode
2. Tap on the green plus sign to add scene
3. Add scene from My Library
4. Select the scene you want to add
5. Tap import. Your scene is now imported to your current location.


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Check back next week for our content on:
Expressing Wants and Needs, Device
Identify Feelings in Others
Arranging Transportation
Effective Communication with Teachers
Days and Months

Read More