When planning a classroom, a visual of the environment can be helpful.
Many classrooms for students on the Autism Spectrum incorporate the use of independent work stations.
Team meetings help staff to work more effectively as a cohesive team. Having a format to follow can promote a productive outcome for team members, especially enabling positive outcomes for their students.
As teachers begin their new classroom, they can continually assess the components and practices with the Yearly Outcome Form.
The Material Chart can provide teachers with a general list of materials to purchase when planning a classroom.
Once the environment has been designed, teachers need to create schedules for students and for the adults running the classroom.
The classroom planning checklist provides a beginning roadmap to the teacher.
Planning schedules help keep students and staff organized
Data collection is an integral part of measuring the accomplishment of goals
Pictures and descriptions of possible centers found in classrooms can be seen in the Centers Powerpoint.
Developing a one page IEP is a good starting point to aide in creating the physical environment.