Home » 2008 » May

Monthly Archives: May 2008

A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #19: Sabotage!

attipscast-logo-300x300.jpg

Here is a link to download the audio directly: Episode #19

Hey everyone,
Episode #19 is up for your listening pleasure. May is “Better Hearing and Speech Month” and I haven’t mentioned it yet so far in the podcast, well, until this episode that is.  So, to make up for my lack of advertising I discuss a technique used to elicit communication called Sabotage!

A.T.TIP #31: Sabotage!

Here are some more helpful resources/ideas on how to elicit communication from students.

1. Communication Temptations

2. Better Practice Makes Perfect – LaTrobe University

3. Kennedy Krieger Article

Here is a link to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fund raising site.  Please click on “Make a donation” and donate, even if it is just a dollar! Even the smallest amount can make the biggest difference.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- Make a Donation!

One last thing, here is the link to the video of the family participating in the Cystic Fibrosis walk.  I hope you enjoy it!

 

Leave a comment down below or drop me a line at attipscast@gmail.com Let me know what you think of the show!
You can access the podcast and register as a fan of the show from here:

Podcast Hosting
Podcast Hosting at CyberEars.com

Thanks everyone and happy listening!

A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #18: Amorphous Visual Schedules

attipscast-logo-300x300.jpg

Here is a link to download the audio directly: Episode #18

Hey everyone,
Episode #18 is up for your listening pleasure. In Episode #18 AMORPHOUS visual schedules are discussed. Below are some examples of AMORPHOUS (or Non-linear) visual schedules.

A.T.TIP #30: Amorphous Visual Schedule:

An example that is more general- For a student that doesn’t need specific visuals, but still needs a visual schedule.  Note the “Unexpected” visuals.

An Example of an Amorphous Schedule

An example that is more specific- For a student that needs more specific visuals on the visual schedule.  Note the “Unexpected” visuals.

Example of Amorphous Visual Schedule

All of these schedules were created using Boardmaker software. If you’re like, “Hey, what the heck is Boardmaker software?” check out Mayer-Johnson’s website.

Here is a link to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fund raising site. We’re doing the walk on May 18th, 2008 but you can continue to give even if you’re reading this after that date.  Please click on the “Make a donation” button to donate! Even the smallest amount can make the biggest difference.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- Make a Donation!

One last thing, here is the link the video of the river running through my backyard.  I admit, up front, that it was way more exciting in real life than the video shows but the point was that it was unexpected, just like things that happen in a classroom everyday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p625PUpsaTA

 

Leave a comment down below or drop me a line at attipscast@gmail.com Let me know what you think of the show!
You can access the podcast from here:

Podcast Hosting
Podcast Hosting at CyberEars.com

Thanks everyone and happy listening!

A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #17: Linear Visual Schedules

attipscast-logo-300x300.jpg

Here is a link to download the audio directly: Episode #17

Hey everyone,
Episode #17 is up for your listening pleasure. In Episode #17 linear visual schedules are discussed. Below you will find examples of both horizontal and vertical linear schedules.  Enjoy!

A.T.TIP #29: Linear Visual Schedules

Horizontal:

Example of a template for a horizontal schedule

Horizontal Schedule Sample

 

Vertical:

 Template of a vertical schedule Example of Vertical Schedule

All of these schedules were created using Boardmaker software.  If you’re like, “Hey, what the heck is Boardmaker software?” check out Mayer-Johnson’s website

Here is a link to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fund raising site. Please click on the “Make a donation” button to donate! Even the smallest amount can make the biggest difference.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- Make a Donation!

Leave a comment down below or drop me a line at attipscast@gmail.com Let me know what you think of the show!
You can access the podcast from here:

Podcast Hosting
Podcast Hosting at CyberEars.com

Thanks everyone and happy listening!

A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #16: Listener Feedback, Sort Of

attipscast-logo-300x300.jpg

Here is a link to download the audio directly: Episode #16

Hey everyone,
Episode #16 is up for your listening pleasure.  In Episode #16 I answer questions from e-mails and voicemails submitted by “listeners” to the show.  Four new A.T. TIPS are discussed in the show.

A.T.TIP #25: FIRST-THEN-THEN Boards

Here are examples of first-then-then boards:

First-then-then Example 1

 

 

 

 

 Example of a First-Then-Then Boards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.T.TIP #26: WWW.FINDSOUNDS.COM

This website is a great place to find sounds

A.T.TIP #27: JUICYSTUDIO.COM for Website Readability Statistics

Here is the link to the Website Readability Statistic Tool.  Make sure you scroll down a bit to see it.  Simply place the URL of the website you want analyzed and hit “Calculate Readability”.

A.T.TIP #28: WWW.THEFREEDICTIONARY.COM

This online dictionary provides an auditory version of each word along with many cool games.

Here is a link to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fund raising site. Please click on the “Make a donation” button to donate! Even the smallest amount can make the biggest difference.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- Make a Donation!

Leave a comment down below or drop me a line at attipscast@gmail.com Let me know what you think of the show!
You can access the podcast from here:

Podcast Hosting
Podcast Hosting at CyberEars.com

Thanks everyone and happy listening!

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,233 other followers

%d bloggers like this: