Best Teaching Aids for Children with Autism and Special Needs

Hi all.

We have had over ten years experience with tutoring and teaching our daughter with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Below is some of the Teaching Aids we used that we think were the most successful in her development and learning.


Asperger Friendly primary schools in Victoria

Hi, this is my first blog, would like to know if anyone is aware of any Asperger friendly schools in the Eastern Suburbs/ Yarra Valley in Victoria. My son is 8 (Grade 3) and was diagnosed with Aspergers 5 months ago. We want to find a school that understands and supports children's needs with Aspergers please help!

Music and Sound Therapy as a Treatment for Autism.

We learned about Music and Sound Therapy for treating Autism (ASD) as well as other Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD), early on our journey with Isy. There are several different types of Sound or Music Therapy, also know as Auditory Stimulation Therapy, available and we certainly did have our doubts at first, however after seeing the results and then later learning about the theory behind it we were convinced.

Day Schedule Strips to Teach and Calm Autistic Children

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Something we found very useful

Schedule and Day strips are a great way to get an Autistic child to understand what is going on on a day to day basis. It teaches them language and can modify their behavior by understanding what is going on.

Read how to make them and how to use them:


What Causes Autism And How Can It Be Treated? – a point of view

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I guess it's only obvious when a loved one or someone close to you is affected by a medical condition or disease you want to find out how or why it has occurred. Autism still has no solid evidence as the cause but there are many theories and ongoing research.

Autism and Aspergers, ASD at The University of New England (UNE)

My name is John McDonald and I'm an aspergers adult, drifting lost in a world I'm just not a part of. For what it's worth, here is my experience at the University of New England. My primary school years were promising, top of the class in 5th grade and 6th grade. But my high school teen years were a disaster and my 20's were simply lost. Life can be harsh and bewildering for a teenager with autism. Then, in 1987 as a mature age student at the age of 30, I settled into an Arts degree with a Psychology major at the University of New England.  A fulfilling and meaningful direction in life.

Teach a child with Autism math and numeracy with an Apple ipad and a number line

Teaching maths to a child with Autism Spectrum Disorders or special needs can be a difficult task, however if you can find a way to teach them that is fun for the child and yourself then it can be much easier.

We recently purchased an apple ipad for Isy and can recommend them for the huge range of Special Ed apps available. Read the Post and see the demo video here:

How to teach a child with Autism using ABA techniques

Hi all.

Here is a post and video we put together on - How to teach a child with Autism using ABA techniques and the power of positive re-enforcement.

Hope it helps in some way.

Also there has been a lot of activity on the web page re: the Adelaide Autism School, hopefully something will come from it!



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