Website Resources for
Website Resources for
Compiled by Kristie Brown Lofland, M.S., CCC-A and
Rachel Hopf, MA, SLP-CF, Graduate Assistant
http://www.icontalk.com/ – IconTalk is a company dedicated to visual teaching strategies and support for persons with autism and other special learning challenges.Their primary goal is to promote independent functioning across developmental areas, including academic, vocational, communication, daily living, and play and leisure. IconTalk offers educational services, including presentations and workshops for conferences and agencies (including parent associations) and on-site consultations for programs, classrooms and individual students. IconTalk also offers deeply-discounted "state-of-the-art" laminators and laminating supplies, as well as teaching materials which are individually constructed for long-term durability, featuring extra-thick lamination and tough spiral bindings.
http://www.autismbuddy.com/ - AutismBuddy aims to provide a FREE user-friendly website that provides high quality pintables and resources for teachers and parents for use with children with Special Educational Needs. They provide easy to download resources in many categories including booklets, puzzles and games, flashcards, worksheets, visual timetabling, activities, visual aids, emotions, teaching aids, matching and sorting, classroom display, clip-art, E-books and social skills and many more.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/ - Cbeebies is a British website for kids age 0-6 with stories to watch and read, pages to color, games to play, etc. all free.
http://www.boardmakershare.com/ -Boardmaker Share is a Mayer-Johnson website which is an online community for finding and sharing thousands of free activities on hundreds of topics created with the Boardmaker Software family.
http://www.do2learn.com/- Do2Learn is a website with games, songs, communication cards, print resources and information for special needs.Some are free resources and some must be purchased.
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/fairytales.htm - First-School is a website with preschool activities in English and Spanish.Fairy tales preschool activities, crafts, lesson plans, online stories and coloring pages related to legends, tall tales and folk tales as well.
http://www.hbmcoop.org/ - Hamilton-Boone-Madison Special Services Cooperative website in Carmel, Indiana.Click on Autism Resource Team and then click on Visual Supports & Strategies for printable visual supports.Materials can be printed in either pdf format or changed with Boardmaker software.
http://lessonpix.com/ - Lesson Pix includes thousands of picture symbols to support communication needs in the classroom and at home. Parents, teachers, and therapists can personalize these pictures to particular students or create activities for entire classrooms or caseloads. This website offers a free trial followed by a monthly membership.http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/ - MakeBeliefscomix is a free online educational comic strip maker.Can be used for comic strip conversations or for just making cartoons!
http://www.makinglearningfun.com/ - Making Learning Fun seeks to provide free learning activities to early childhood educators.Visitors to the site enjoy unlimited access free of charge.
http://praacticalaac.org/ - PrAACtical AAC was founded by professors in speech-language pathology. This website includes activities, strategies, videos, and lesson plans for therapists targeting language, communication, and literacy with AAC. Information focuses on both adults and children.
http://www.redandgreenchoices.com/ - A Positive Behavioral Development Strategy for Students with Autism or Behavioral Predispositions. This site provides 64 free printable charts and lists.Program is also available for purchase.
http://www.setbc.org/pictureset/category.aspx?id=6 – Special Education Technology British Columbia provides a collection of downloadable visual supports that can be used by students for both receptive and expressive communication in the classroom, at home, and in the community.
http://www.tinsnips.com/ - Tinsnips is a special education resource. It contains tools for teachers of students with autistic spectrum disorders, related developmental disabilities, and young children.Great visual supports and ideas.
http://www.stickids.com/ - Stickids offers software and workshops to support sensory challenged children. Enhance child participation in therapy; create sensory diets and functional event visuals.
http://www.speechpage.com – Speechpage offers fun speech & language therapy materials for purchase.
http://www.thewatsoninstitute.org – The Watson Institute, click on Teacher Resources for tips, social narrative and other teaching ideas for students with ASD.
http://enchantedlearning.com – Enchanted Learning offers software to create children's educational web sites and games designed to stimulate creativity, learning, enjoyment, and imagination.Some resources are free and some for purchase.
http://www.UseVisualStrategies.com- Use Visual Strategies is a website for Speech Pathologists, educators, parents, therapists and others who work to support the learning of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related learning needs This siteis about students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and lots of other students with behavior or communication challenges tend to be visual learners. They understand what they see better than what they hear. Therefore, they benefit significantly from the use of Visual Strategies. Deciding when and how to use pictures and other visual supports is the key . . . learn lots of great ideas.