If you have been trying to teach your child with autism letters and the frustration has you wanting to give up on your home program all together, these 5 awesome ways to teach special needs learners letters post can help!
Teaching letter writing can be very difficult with all kids and particularly children with autism and other special needs.
The concept of writing letters to create a word that has a particular meaning is quite abstract. This concept can be so difficult to get across to special needs learners.
For children who are in school, the situation is particularly frsutrating because writing and reading are often essential skills for remaining in the classroom.
These 5 activities are fun and education and will help you teach special needs learners letters :
This activity is colorful and eye catching and sure to engage your child’s senses. I love this unsual and creative way to work on writing letters, as well as letter recognition.
Most of our kids with special needs LOVE trains! “TRAIN” is one of the first signs I teach the kids who come to see me who are non-verbal or really struggling with communication and speech.
I love how this letter activity encourages messy, sensory play. How fun! When you’re done with this dirt and rocks playdough activity, why not go outside and play with some real dirt?!
Sand is one of my favorite sensory materials. It can be used in so many different ways with your child to encourage learning, interaction and communication.
This is such a fantastic playdough activity! If you love playdough as much as I do and would like more ideas for how to use it in your child’s home program or in your learning center or school program for kids, check out this post : 18 Sensory Activities for Kids with Autism.
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