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, August 12, 2013

Wikki Stix and Coloring

Wikki Stix Coloring
Another skill I have been focusing on is coloring within the lines. A young boy I work with will not look and scribbles all over his page. In the past I have used a hot glue gun to create a barrier to the shapes so the kiddos will stop when they hit the barrier. I like this idea however there are several downfalls first it takes planning ahead to create the coloring pages, second the glue is clear which makes it more challenging to see, and third when you are finished coloring, the page still has the glue on the paper. Next I decided to try Wikki Stix. These are great they provide a nice barrier. I can apply them at a moments notice. When finished coloring I can also remove them from the paper. On the example in the picture I was having the child color the box to match the color of wikki stix. To make a thicker barrier use more than one layer of wikki stix.

Fine Motor Motivation

Fine Motor and Motivation
I have been working with a girl with autism. She needs to improve her fine motor skills however every time we work on fine motor she goes limp and just lets the teacher do all the work. I have tried different types of motivation but nothing was working to motivate this child. This past week I had a brain burst. She loves books especially books with the sound buttons. I placed painters tape all over the buttons. At first she was highly frustrated but I showed her how to peel the tape back. Next thing I knew she was attacking the tape. She used her pincer skills to rip the tape off. I would let her get some of the tape off and play with the buttons as reinforcement but then I covered them back up. The great thing about this is that I can increase the strength of the tape that I use from things like painters tape which is easy to  packing tape, and duct tape. This idea of covering up things with tape can also be used for other toys or favorite objects to work on the fine motor skills.