Handouts and Activities

Please Don’t Make Me Write

Low Cost / No Cost Sensory Strategies for the Classroom

IPad Apps notes 2017

Here’s a visual support for kids who have trouble Getting Started on writing assignments:

Your student will have an easier time Getting Started if he can see:

…..exactly what he needs to do
…..exactly how much he needs to do
…..exactly what he can do when he is finished

 

Here’s an example:                           (Parent fills out this part)

WHAT DO I DO?start
  • Write a paragraph about littering.
HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO DO? checklist
  • Write 6 sentences. 
  • Use capitals and punctuation. 
  • Each sentence must have at least one adjective.
WHAT DO I DO WHEN I AM FINISHED?finish line
  • Put the finished assignment in your folder.
  • Then you can read a pleasure book. 

 

USE THIS AT HOME: Print several copies of this blank “What Do I Do” chart.  When it’s time to write, fill out one of the charts and tape it to the student’s desktop.  Be concrete, and don’t write lots of words – just the essentials!  Use a fresh chart for each writing assignment.

(Parent fills out this part)

WHAT DO I DO?
start
HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO DO?
checklist
WHAT DO I DO WHEN I AM FINISHED?
finish line

 

Kathy Oehler, MS, CCC-SLP, offers strategies to help the reluctant writer in “Please Don’t Make Me Write!”

Kathy Oehler, MS, CCC-SLP, offers strategies in Autism Aspergers Digest to help the reluctant writer in “Please Don’t Make Me Write!”