Sunday, March 31, 2013

ABA, DTT, & Some Other GOOD Stuff!!!


I don't know how many of you will be looking for blogging tips on Easter Sunday.....but I'm a person of my here I am with your "Bloomin' Blogger Sundays" tip. 

And it's a special post, because I'm presenting it to you in a screencast for the first time! I was a little hesitant about posting this because I've always hated the way my voice sounds, but it's definitely a more user-friendly way to do a tutorial......for you and me both!  So I hope you like it!

Don't go anywhere.....I have more goodies for you! 

Recently, I attended an incredible 6-day Autism Training in my district on ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and DTT (Discrete Trial Teaching) and I have had a couple of requests to share more on these topics. I put together 2 PowerPoints to share with my aides, so if you're interested in learning more about this phenomenal teaching method  and see how I teach in my classroom, you can view my PowerPoints below. **note: Even though the training was an Autism workshop and ABA is known as a strategy used for teaching Autism children, ABA works for all students. I teach a diverse group and use it with all of them; Downs, LD, EH, OHI, and Autism. It works!!

PPT #1
PPT #2

Students were actually brought in during 4 days of the training and we got to work directly with these students while being shadowed and receiving feedback by expert trainers. I just had to have some of the materials that were used for my own classroom, so I purchased these and just got them last week! I highly suggest all of these for your primary Autism classrooms or even for regular ed Pre-K or KG!

 These are all from either Lakeshore or Lauri Toys. You can click on the pictures to take you to the direct link. 

Here's a couple photos of my little Down's boy using the fine motor jars and the shape discovery boxes. 

I also highly recommend this book for all Autism classrooms! I use it daily! It is truly the best resource in my room!

Crafting Connections is another fabulous book by Dr. Ron Leaf. I got lucky and won this at the training, but it was already on my book wish list! It focuses on teaching social skills.

Dr. Ron Leaf is a fabulous and iconic presenter (and researcher) on Autism and his resources are all worthy! He even works alongside Lovaas and if you know Autism, you know Lovaas. If he is ever in your area, you have to make time to see him. You can find more info on his research and where he will be next at

Here's a great leisure read for both teachers and parents of Autism children, suggested by Dr. Leaf. A must read, but have plenty of tissues handy!

Now...for more goodies! 

I fulfilled my spring break goal and over the last couple of days have added these creations to my TN shop! 22 items now.....yippee! 

I made this with my Autism students in mind, but will use it with other students too. This is a great activity for Autism classrooms!

All are only 2 bucks or less and I feel confident you and your students will really enjoy them! The link for my store is {here}. 

But one lucky person can get 2 of them for free.....or if you don't like these, any 2 items from my TN shop!! Thought I'd try out punch tab this time! Enter to win below! 

You can also have a chance to win 3 more items from my store if you enter Mo's giveaway! 5 raffles from numerous bloggers and MY FAVE....the $40 TpT gift certificate!!!! 

Click her button to enter.
Have a great Easter & last day off for those of us returning to work from spring break tomorrow!!



  1. I think that is the toughest thing about selling. You create something and people download it, but don't leave feedback! I wish I had the answer for you :(
    Polka Dot Kinders

    1. Thanks Sara! I like how on TpT, buyers have an incentive to leave feedback by earning points to spend. I wish TN would do something like this! I was thinking of maybe somehow offering a freebie to those that leave feedback, but that could be hard to manage!


  2. I just found your blog and am loving it! I just read your PPT and on ABA and found them to be a great refresher. Thank you for taking the time to share!


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