by Lally Daley Hotchkiss

Parents and professionals will often contemplate, what is the most effective treatment for my child or student with autism spectrum disorder? This can be a difficult question to answer because there is so much to take into consideration. Parents need to consider the best treatment for their child, but also something that will work for Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

Are you wondering what it takes to build an app at InfiniTeach? Do you want the inside scoop on the development on our new iPad app, Autism Core Skills? In Episode One of MAC and Hack you get to (virtually) meet our awesome developers Marty and Anthony, as well as our Founder Christopher Flint. In Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

Photo Courtesy: Birmingham Zoo As you've seen from the Seattle Seahawks and Oklahoma State Athletics more organizations are creating amazing initiatives to make sporting venues, zoos, and aquariums more autism friendly. In a recent effort by Birmingham Zoo to raise awareness for Sensory Processing Disorders, the zoo partnered with Kulture City to create a Sensory Friendly Initiative. This Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

Earlier in the week we were introduced to Julia, a muppet with autism. In part of a new initiative created by Sesame Street called Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in all Children, the online program will provide various resources for families who have individuals who are on the autism spectrum as well as the Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

The anticipation has been brewing and finally the wait is over! InfiniTeach's second autism iPad app, Autism Core Skills, has launched and is now available to the public. After the launch of Skill Champ, our first app, launched in the Spring of 2014 we began working hard to create a more robust platform. Autism Core Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

Photo Cred: Brody Schmidt Regardless of what college football team you cheer for – you've got to give it to the Oklahoma State Football team as they make their home games more autism friendly. It all started when Oklahoma State partnered with Jennifer Solars Miller who is the Co-Founder of Autism Friendly Locations. When trying Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

def: Syntax is the way in which words and punctuation are used and arranged to form phrases, clauses and sentences. This can mean the selection of a word or the word's tense, the arrangement of the words and the selection of the punctuation. In today's adapted book, we are focusing on syntax. Specifically, the order Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

All it took was one photo taken by Bryce's mom Stephanie Lay. The photo of her and Bryce's homemade salsa was posted on her Facebook when many of her friends asked for the recipe. After seeing how many people wanted the recipe she started to sell jars of her homemade salsa with her son Bryce. Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

Today's adapted book targets sentence comprehension. Prerequisite skills for this activity are word comprehension and sentence reading fluency. This activity takes away one of the more challenging aspects of learning for individuals with autism: writing. Typically, you would use a worksheet and have students write in a sentence to describe a picture. Writing for individuals Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

Reading is about imagination and learning. It is about discovering new things about yourself, and sharing with others. Books have the power to transform thoughts, and friendships. Reading a book is so much more than the words on the page. Individuals with an autism spectrum disorder can sometimes get stuck in very literal interpretations. Things Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

We're counting down the days until our newest, greatest autism app launches! InfiniTeach's Autism Core Skills will be available in October, but just to get you ready for what's to come, we've got some app sneak peeks that we're sharing all September long. You may have already read about the customized student profiles here, the Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

I got the idea for today's activity from a book called “Teaching Reading to Children With Down Syndrome (TRCDS)” by Patricia Logan Oelwein. The book is almost 20 years old now (it has a CD-ROM that comes with it!) but it has some really useful strategies and is thoughtful approach to building literacy skills. Even Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

Make recording student data easier with our new app InfiniTeach Autism Core Skills. You've learned in our previous blog post about its customizable profiles, and now we're excited to share our data features and how our printable curriculum can be uploaded into your student's digital curriculum. Student Data: With this new feature recording student data Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

Today's adapted book focuses on summarizing chapters. Many individuals with autism have challenges synthesizing information. This can be even more difficult when there is a lot of text. Many individuals with autism are more tree than forest thinkers – which means that they often are better with details than the big picture. Often when students Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

The inspiration for this adapted book comes from a student I had in my classroom several years ago. He was in fourth grade, and we were super excited because he had learned to read his first book. It was a popular nursery rhyme, The Three Little Pigs. And even though he had probably memorized a Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

It's coming! Here at InfiniTeach, we're gearing up to launch our next iPad app for children with autism, and we can't wait to share it with you. InfiniTeach's Autism Core Skills app teaches pre-academic, academic, social, and communication skills – all customized for each child's level and interests and all based on best practice autism Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

We all know someone in our lives who is a frequent picky eater. For Chase Bailey he was a very picky eater because of sensory difficulties. In order to overcome his challenges he started to host his own cooking show. As an infant he refused to eat many of the foods that he had to Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

Today's adapted book is focused on students who are just beginning to engage with books. Helping students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder who are not yet reading can be tricky. First, students with autism may find high interest books and interact with them repetitively but not necessarily productively. While this may be fine for break Continue Reading …

by Katie Hench

As part of our on-going coverage of National Literacy Month, we're talking about ways to engage our kids with autism in literacy. Today we'd like to give a shout-out to some of the programs and funding being offered to support making public libraries inclusive for every child and every family: Autism Programs and Libraries Here Continue Reading …

by Christopher Flint

Our third adapted book in this series is Trains! (Big, Busy Machines) by Charles Reasoner (http://amzn.to/1g7gXEo). This adapted book is focused on sorting by initial consonants. Sorting is a great way to work on building skills for individuals on the autism spectrum for several reasons. First, it assists with flexible thinking. Individuals with autism may Continue Reading …