Autistic spectrum support

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

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).

Level
E2
E1
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English - reading
General
Dyslexia support
Autistic spectrum support
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

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).

Level
E3
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Writing
General
Autistic spectrum support

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.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
N2/L1.5
AN N2/L1.7
Adult Numeracy N2/L2.2
N2/L1.9
N2/L2.8
N2/L2.9
General
Autistic spectrum support
Dyslexia support
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
L2
English
Rw/L2.3
ESOL
General ESOL
General
Autistic spectrum support

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.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.3
SLd/E3.1
SLd/E3.2
SLd/L1.1
Ws/E3.1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Autistic spectrum support
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
E3
L1
English
Functional English - reading
Use reading strategies
Maths
Functional Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Autistic spectrum support
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

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.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Wt/E1.1
Wt/E2.1
Maths
MSS1/E3.1
N2/E3.4
General
Autistic spectrum support
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

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.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L2.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.3
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
General
Autistic spectrum support

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.

Level
E3
L1
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.5
General
Autistic spectrum support

Two versions of a planner / writing frame (one is more detailed than the other) that encourage learners to look critically at non-fiction information books – looking out for features such as illustrations, headings, glossaries etc. and extracting interesting facts.
Written for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome but suitable for all.

Level
E2
E3
English
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E3.2
Rt/E2.4
Rt/E3.5
Rt/E3.9
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.8
General
Autistic spectrum support