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

Monday, December 19, 2011

Articulation Card Games

I have made flash cards for working on articulation. However after running through the same flash cards time and time again the kids are not as engaged. I decided to make a second set of flash cards so that there are 2 of everything. Then we play games like "Go Fish" This helps them engage. Every time they request a card they must pronounce the picture correctly. This is also something they can play with a peer or family members. I now have sets of cards that work on sounds like /k/. In each deck of cards you will find words and pictures that work on beginning, ending, and middle sound of /k/.

Christmas Decorations

This past Thursday my social skills group met and we decorated Christmas Ornaments. The ornaments were white ceramics. I then provided lots of paint for them to paint the different shapes and animals. When we were finished our ornaments did not look like the pictures here but that is the beauty. The ornaments represented the kids that painted them. One kid only wanted to use gold paint. So his ornaments were solid gold, so was the table, his hands, and the chair...

When you are finished painting let the kids mix all the paints together to see what designs they can make and the new colors when mixed all together.

Soft and Comfy

Minky Quilt Pattern ~ Soft and Comfy
This year for Christmas I made my sister a soft and comfy blanket. Squiggy always has a little blanket on her lap to keep her warm. I picked out Minky fabric and Soft and Comfy fabric for the front. Then I cut 5" squares and 2 1/2" squares. The pattern I designed on my computer. The back is a Satin back flannel.

This type of blanket has so many sensory feels from bumpy, to smooth, to fluffy, and silky. These blankets are excellent for kids with sensory needs especially kids with autism.

Tracking Device

This suggestion came from a friend of mine. She has a son with autism he is non-verbal. One of the mom's biggest fears is regarding her son wandering off. After looking into all the many tracking devices out there this mom realized how small a parameter they monitored. The devices were also very expensive. Her solution was to buy and inexpensive Sprint phone with GPS monitoring. She then made a vest that is light weight and comfortable. The vest is zipped up the back so her son cannot take the vest off and the phone is placed in a pocket in the vest. This has helped to put her mind at ease.