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Kiddie Countdown Visual Timer If you have a child with special needs you now how difficult transitions are. Children with special needs, especially children with autism have difficulty with moving from one activity or event to another. An effective solution to help with transitions has been the use of visual timers. Visual timers help teach the concept of time to children with special needs. It also gives them an understanding that every activity is limited to a set amount of time.

My Visual Timer for iPad ($1.99) "My Visual Timer" comes with 12 different visual timers. There are no complicated settings, easy to use, reduced distractions, and a gentle sounding ding when time is up. Visual Supports are recognized as Evidence-Based Practices for educating children with Autism. Perfect for students who struggle with concept of time, and transitioning between activities. Gives a real feeling of time, when the typical analog or digital clock isn't appropriate.

Buddy's Timer | Special Needs App - Buddy’s Timer can be used with very young children and is perfectly suited for children on the autistic spectrum. It is the ideal tool to help learn the concept of time. The time timer “materializes” the time left for an activity at home, in school or during a therapy session.

A Special Sparkle: Tips For New Special Education Teachers. Here's an awesome post- not just for special ed teachers, but for ALL of us! We will probably all have a "quirky kid" or two in our class now and then!

PE Visuals for Autism: Schedule (Special Education)

These visuals are developed to help PE teachers have easy-to-make visuals to support students who will benefit from mini-schedules outlining how to complete the activities in PE. To minimize time spent making the visuals, the pictures are designed to be printed out in 8 ½ by 11-inch paper and slipped into page protectors in a notebook. $3 http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/PE-Visuals-for-Autism-Schedule-560327

Daily 5 & CAFE ~ Thoughts for Special Education (Extra Special Teaching)

Great post for anyone who works with students with special needs! Daily 5 & CAFE ~ Thoughts for Special Education

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Special Needs blog by educational advocate and mother of special needs child. You don't want to miss this one!

Visual Social Story Packet for Children with Autism: Friendship Set