Autistic spectrum support

Resources written specifically for (or particularly suited to) learners with Asperger's syndome / autism.

Ice Falling from Planes

Submitted by Marion Martin on Sun, 2016-07-03 17:02

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

General: Autistic spectrum support, Dyslexia support

Free tags: accidents, aeroplanes, ice, news

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

A simplified version of a newspaper article. The reading is followed by comprehension questions, a meaning match, a word find, and a scanning for correct spelling exercise. Developed for an adult student with Asperger’s, as well as dyslexia, who needs lots of motivation and exercises easy enough for him to be able to be successful without too much help.

Adapted from a Level 1 resource What happens to Ice Falling from planes
from Dave Norgate (2010).

New Year Activities

Submitted by Jackie McCann on Thu, 2011-12-01 11:44

Literacy: Writing, Functional English - writing

General: Autistic spectrum support

Free tags: New Year

Resource type: Discussion points, Teaching idea, Writing frame

Level: E2, E3

A set of resources created for a group 16-19 year olds with high functioning ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) but suitable for any E2-E3 literacy /Functional English student.

Involves discussion of year’s highlights, and a written reflection and prediction exercise. Finally, the students record their hopes and wishes which are then kept in sealed envelopes until l the end of the academic year (or other agreed date).

Jobs and salaries

Submitted by Jean Thomas on Sun, 2007-03-18 16:18

Numeracy: N2/L1.9, N2/L2.8, N2/L2.2, MSS1/L1.1, N2/L1.5, N2/L1.7, N2/L2.9

General: Autistic spectrum support, Dyslexia support

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Game, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A budgeting activity that is ideal for teenagers and will prompt plenty of discussion on the realities of managing money. Comes with salary cards, rent cards, supplementary cards, balance sheets and extra extension sheets on percentages. With full teaching notes and ideas for further customisation.
First written for a group of teenagers with motivational and concentration difficulties due to a range for reasons including dyslexia, ADD and autism.

Phrase Match

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Sun, 2007-02-18 16:19

Literacy: Rw/L2.3

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Autistic spectrum support

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

Phrase Match match the common phrases to their explicit meanings. Then select some phrases of your own and check their meanings on the internet or in a specialist dictionary. Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for all ESOL and literacy learners.

What's in your wallet?

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Sun, 2007-02-18 16:19

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, SLd/E3.1, SLd/E3.2, SLd/L1.1, Ws/E3.1

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Autistic spectrum support

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.
General financial numeracy theme on budgeting, expenditure, saving etc – accompanied by two way discussion, making sense of monetary idioms and cliches (e.g. ‘making both ends meet’), and writing complete sentences.

It could be you!

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Sun, 2007-02-18 16:19

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.1, N2/E3.4

Literacy: Wt/E1.1, Wt/E2.1

General: Autistic spectrum support, Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2, E3

Entry level lottery activity that involves deciding how you are going to spend the money. Structured, with fill-in boxes for expenditure etc.
Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.

Research and plan a journey from Wales to Italy

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Sun, 2007-02-18 16:19

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Use reading strategies

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Autistic spectrum support

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Investigation or project

Level: E3, L1

Planning a Journey. Research and plan a journey for Wales to Italy. Structured, with fill-in boxes for destinations, mode of transport, cost, etc. Covers many areas of the E3 – L1 literacy & numeracy curricula. Inc: money, timetables, calendars, extracting information, reading strategies.
Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.

Writing a recount

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Sun, 2007-02-18 16:19

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/E3.3, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L2.1, Wt/L2.3

General: Autistic spectrum support

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Writing prompts

Writing a recount task sheet with definitions, notes on purpose, and planning steps.
Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for all.

Conversation skills

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Tue, 2006-09-26 16:11

Literacy: SLd/E2.2, SLd/E3.1, SLd/E3.2, SLd/E3.3, SLd/L1.1, SLd/L1.2

General: Autistic spectrum support

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Mind map

Encourages learners to think (and mind-map / thought-web) about skills required for a good conversation and then test them out and evaluate after a 5 minute conversation with a partner.
Written for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome but suitable for all.

Writing an information text

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Tue, 2006-09-26 16:11

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/L1.1, Wt/L1.3, Wt/L1.5

General: Autistic spectrum support

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Writing frame

A useful planner to focus learners and help them decide what to write about, and what information and layout features to use. Use in conjunction with Anne’s non fiction book review.
Written for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome but suitable for all.

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