Adventures in Tutoring

Contact: Erin Jackson 801-376-9765
Located in Spanish Fork, UT

Individual and group tutoring services for students with mild (resource)-severe disabilities.

Speech Therapy for students of all ages.

Preschool services available for children with or without disabilities. Sign up now for fall preschool sessions. Monday, Wednesday, & Friday $75 a month (2 days) $100 a month (3 days). Ages 3-5
In preschool we will work on Zoo-Phonics, beginning numbers, shapes, colors, social skills, behavioral skills, language, communication, fine and gross motor, coloring, writing, cutting, crafts, and music.

Are you worried about your child's progress or regression over the summer months sign up for tutoring to give your kiddos that extra help to put them on the right track for the next school year

Group tutoring with 2-6 students is $15 per hour
Individual tutoring is $25 per hour
Individual tutoring at the child's home starts at $45 per hour
Half Hour Individual tutoring - $15 per half hour

Services Available: Academic Tutoring, Social Skills, Motor Skills both fine and gross motor, Language Skills (speech background), Behavioral Skills (including behavior plans for home/school), Augmentative Communication (PECS-High end Technology) IEP help and support

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lunch Menu

TEACCH - Lunch Menu Words
Trying to get your students to be able to read the lunch menu or snack list. Here is a TEACCH task to help with this skill. All the words are laminated and have magnets on the back so they stick to the cookie sheet. This picture shows a cookie sheet. The students match the corresponding words without pictures to the words with pictures on the cookie sheet. This task could be done with fast food words, or any sight words. The version in the picture was for a student that needed larger pictures and words. When you are working with high functioning students you can make the words and pictures smaller so there are more items to discriminate between.

Sensory TEACCH

TEACCH - Spelling in Play-Doh
Using the TEACCH strategies is important in classrooms where there is a higher ratio of students to teachers because many of the students become prompt dependent. TEACCH is a way for the students to learn to work independently from start to finish with different tasks. Here is an idea that involves fine motor skills along with basic matching and reading. This task includes several cards with words. The task is to stamp out the word in the play-doh. Generally I have the students work on word family words for example if they had the "ug" family they would spell: bug, rug, mug, tug, lug, dug, hug, and pug. The example in the picture that I received from a co-worker has them spell out the word and there is a corresponding cookie cutter for the word. You can find bulk cookie cutters for kids at many craft stores.

1st Graders Swearing

The Chinese Emerson Teacher is currently staying in my home. She came home the other day and told me that she taught her little first graders how to say, "yes" and "no" in Chinese. The word for yes is "shi" the word for no essentially means not yes and is said, "bu shi" pronounced similar to a not so nice a word in English. Just put the 2 words together and see what they sound like... Now picture this cute little class of 6 year olds going around telling their teacher "bu shi" "bu shi"