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

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Letter G - Gumballs

Gumball Machines - Numbers

Gumball Machine - Colors with pom poms
My preschool kiddos are working on the letter G g this week. I created this activity using a gumball machine. The activity allows the kids to sort the gumballs by color or number. You can use the printable gumballs that are included in the download, the kids can draw their own circles and color them to work on fine motor skills. The gumball machines are in all sorts of colors I found all sorts of pom poms in a wide variety of colors and sizes, the kids picked up the pom poms using tweezers to help those fine motor skills. Their number worksheet they placed small stickers on each gumball machine. This could be used as an independent task (TEACCH) or a whole group task.  Gumball Printable

Gumball Machine - Printable

Friday, March 23, 2012

More Categories!

My students are working on categories. Here are some additional practice printables I have added to my category sorting. This set of printables is a little more challenging than the first one I posted. This type of task I print on card stock, laminate, and cut. You can also add velcro if you want the pieces to stay put. I place this task in my TEACCH system. Categories are also excellent for working on speech. Category Printable

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Thing 1 & Thing 2

We started our day by reading "The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss. The kids love this book and they especially enjoyed Thing 1 and Thing 2. I found paper cutouts of Thing 1 and Thing 2's hair. The kiddos found a buddy and paired up to become Thing 1 and Thing 2. We then acted out parts of the book.

Egg Counting

Egg Counting
There are so many things to do with Easter Eggs and the Egg shape. Here is one idea. I made a simple oval (egg) on card stock, cut out and laminated. Then I hid the eggs all around the room. The kids had to find the numbers and dots and match them together. They thought this was lots of fun because they were up and moving around however they were learning too. Whenever my students are matching I always make sure that I am assessing what I intended. Many matching games make the 2 items that go together the same color, shape, design, etc. If this occurs then the child may only be matching by a visual discrimination of one of those features and not what you intended for them to learn.  You could also put this type of task in a TEACCH system. I would have the students paperclip the matching items together by doing this you have also added a fine motor component. Download the printable numbers 1-12 here. Egg Counting Printable

Going on a Bear Hunt

Going on a Bear Hunt
We read the book We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. The kids colored their own bear mask. I helped them cut out the eyes so they could see. Then we went on a bear hunt around our preschool room. This is an excellent activity for working on prepositions like "can't go over it, can't go under it, have to go through it..." In the end we found our stuffed animal bears. Bear Mask Printable