Adventures in Tutoring

Contact: Erin Jackson 801-376-9765
Located in Spanish Fork, UT

Individual and group tutoring services for students with mild (resource)-severe disabilities.

Speech Therapy for students of all ages.

Preschool services available for children with or without disabilities. Sign up now for fall preschool sessions. Monday, Wednesday, & Friday $75 a month (2 days) $100 a month (3 days). Ages 3-5
In preschool we will work on Zoo-Phonics, beginning numbers, shapes, colors, social skills, behavioral skills, language, communication, fine and gross motor, coloring, writing, cutting, crafts, and music.

Are you worried about your child's progress or regression over the summer months sign up for tutoring to give your kiddos that extra help to put them on the right track for the next school year

Group tutoring with 2-6 students is $15 per hour
Individual tutoring is $25 per hour
Individual tutoring at the child's home starts at $45 per hour
Half Hour Individual tutoring - $15 per half hour

Services Available: Academic Tutoring, Social Skills, Motor Skills both fine and gross motor, Language Skills (speech background), Behavioral Skills (including behavior plans for home/school), Augmentative Communication (PECS-High end Technology) IEP help and support

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mother's Day Craft

Mother's Day Art Project Hand Print Art
I had 2 brothers create a Valentines day project for their mom, but once it was finished I realized it would also make a great Mother's Day art project. For this project I traced the older boys hand, outlined with a marker, copied on card stock and then we cut them out. He painted the hands red. The little boy I pained his hand pink and placed on top of his brothers hand print. Then I took a picture of them together and placed in the center of the heart. You could also just have the kids paint their hands and place on their paper to create the heart shape in the center where they could write a nice note to their moms or they could add a picture.

Dr. Seuss 1 Fish 2 Fish

Dr. Seuss 1 Fish 2 Fish Patterns
I just created a Dr. Seuss pattern page using graphics from the book 1 Fish 2 Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Simply print and let the kiddos complete the patterns. I enjoy working on cutting and gluing for the fine motor practice. The gray line is for the students to color and create their own pattern. This worksheet can also be placed in an independent work station such as TEACCH tasks.

Dr. Seuss Pattern Printable

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dr. Seuss Comic Strips

Dr. Seuss Coloring Page
Dr. Seuss Coloring Page

Dr. Seuss Coloring Page
Dr. Seuss Coloring Page
I created these Dr. Seuss comic strips for my kids to use this week in celebration of Dr. Seuss' Birthday on March 2nd. I do not have any samples yet that I could take photographs of, because I wanted to post this before the week was through. I love using these comic strips with my kiddos. For the older students they enjoy creating funny stories. You can really see their sense of humor come out while they write. These are also ideal for reluctant writers and students with disabilities. I even use these comic strips with my preschool kiddos. I have them tell me what each box would say, then I write it down with a highlighter and they trace their words. I love what they come up with it always makes me smile. The printable is listed below. Have fun celebrating a wonderful author!  Dr. Seuss Story Printable

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Squiggy & Gizmo

Squiggy & Gizmo
I had to share this photo because Squiggy looks so cute with her sweet dog Gizmo. He loves to sit on her lap and spends lots of his day with her. The dog on the floor is my dog Jay Jay. Recently Squiggy bought another puppy named Zoey and she is adorable as soon as I can get Zoey to hold still for more than a half second I will post pictures of Squiggy with both doggies

Push Pin & Core Trunk Control

Giant Push Pins
I know I have previously posted about using the giant push and cardboard for fine motor work. This activity was different, I had the kiddos lay on their stomachs with their papers, cardboard, and push pins. This way while they worked, they were working on building and strengthening core trunk control in the stomach, chest, shoulders, and arms. I could quickly tell which kids had a more challenging time because they would shift around and try to lay down flat. I had them punching holes in their letters to work on letter formation. The letters had a double line I wanted them to try to punch the hole between to create more accuracy.  Printable Letters

Valentine's Day Candy Heart Graph

Valentine's Candy Heart Graph
Another activity we did on Valentine's Day was to graph a box of candy heart. FYI the colors vary depending on the type of candy hearts you buy. You will find 2 variations of the printable below. Mine didn't have any white however we had blue. First the kiddos placed all their hearts on their graph. Then they took them off one by one and colored the corresponding heart. Printable Candy Heart Graph 1 Graph 2

Valentine's Candy Heart Graph

Numbers and Stickers

Numbers 1-12 with stickers
During Valentine's week we did activities with hearts. The kiddos thought they were playing, but little did they know they were learning. This worksheet I made with numbers. There were 2 variations, the first with the numbers in order and the second with the numbers mixed up. Then I gave the students a sheet of heart stickers. They counted and placed the correct number of stickers on each number. Using the small reinforcement stickers is also a great way to work on fine motor skills. Number Printable