Being able to show other people kindness is an important life skill which is often very difficult for students with disabilities- especially students with autism. Here are some ideas for helping students to understand the concept and put it into action.
This helped students really understand what they needed to be doing to get a heart in the kindness jar… more on that later. As you can see from the list above, students drew on experiences to make the list. For example, the zipper on one of my student’s jacket was stuck at arrival. He wasn’t able to get it by himself and was so thankful when someone helped him. Everyone in the class was there, so we were able to talk about the problem, how he felt and how the person who helped him felt. Good stuff!
This student seriously LOVES music. For his reward, we danced to his 2 favorite songs as a class. He was thrilled!! And… not everyone in my class likes his favorite songs so they had another opportunity to show kindness to their classmate!
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