My students have severe autism along with other ID components and struggle with everyday routines, social-emotional learning, and tasks that most of us take for granted. They are all unique and have special skills. Since we are a Title I school, most of my students come from low-income households and often need extra help and support.
My students all have something that is special and unique.
I have one student who can put a puzzle together without looking at the picture. Another student can identify all the Disney and Pixar logos. Many of my students love to build things and come up with different ways to use common items that you would never think of!
Every week we make a recipe that uses various kitchen items such as a waffle maker or a toaster oven. The toaster oven can be used to make pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken nuggets - ALL items that are favorites for students with autism. We also teach them cooking vocabulary such as mixing, pouring, chopping, slicing, measuring, etc. using our utensils and bowls, measuring cups and spoons.
Students get very excited when they get to measure and pour ingredients into a bowl!
Getting familiar with kitchen items also expands their palate as students with autism often eat the same type of foods. Doing a different recipe every week gives them exposure to all types of foods and textures. We encourage them to smell, touch, and taste the food. This can often be a challenge for our students.
Most of our students are non-verbal with severe autism and require visual recipes. These resources will enable them to learn how to cook from beginning to end - identifying the ingredients and tools, making the recipe, and eating it!
|Hamilton Beach 31107D Countertop Oven with Convection & Rotisserie, Large, Stainless Steel • Amazon Business||$96.72||1||$96.72|
|Ninja Professional Countertop Blender with 1100-Watt Base, 72oz Total Crushing Pitcher and (2) 16oz Cups for Frozen Drinks and Smoothies (BL660) • Amazon Business||$79.98||1||$79.98|
|TIBEK Sandwich Maker, Waffle Maker, Sandwich Grill, 1200-Watts, 5-Gears Temperature Control, 3-in-1 Removable Non-stick Coating Easy to Clean, LED Indicator Lights, Cool Touch Handle, Black • Amazon Business||$49.97||1||$49.97|
|Mixing Bowls with Airtight Lids, 6 piece Stainless Steel Metal Bowls by Umite Chef, Measurement Marks & Colorful Non-Slip Bottoms Size 7, 3.5, 2.5, 2.0,1.5, 1QT, Great for Mixing & Serving • Amazon Business||$35.99||1||$35.99|
|Silicone Kitchen Cooking Utensil Set, EAGMAK 16PCS Kitchen Utensils Spatula Set with Stainless Steel Stand for Nonstick Cookware, BPA Free Non Toxic Cooking Utensils, Kitchen Tools Gift (Dark Blue) • Amazon Business||$27.99||1||$27.99|
|Turbo Bee Nonstick Bakeware Set 5 Pcs with Cookie Sheet, Loaf Pan, Square Pan, Round Cake Pan, 12 Cups Muffin Pan, Premium Durable Baking Sheet Set for Baker and Baking Enthusiast • Amazon Business||$24.99||1||$24.99|
|Disney DFR-15 Olaf Waffle Maker, 12"x5"x9", White • Amazon Business||$23.30||1||$23.30|
|Wilton Recipe Right Pizza Pans, 2-Piece Set • Amazon Business||$7.46||1||$7.46|
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