Developmental & Behavioral Disorders Teacher Resources
Explore assistive communication techniques and unpack societal beliefs having to do with developmental and behavioral disorders.
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Many developmentally disabled students struggle with accurately conveying messages and interpreting those of others around them, especially when they are non-verbal. This activity contains fun activities and exercises, such as talking with their hands and reacting scenes, as well as great instructional support to practice these skills.
6th - 10th Language Arts 119 Views 436 Downloads
Myths and Misconceptions
Learners examine and discuss common myths and misconceptions about persons with disabilities and with a partner plan an outing for a community activity. They read and complete the handout "Developmental Disabilities: Truth or Myth?" and discuss the answers as a class.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 18 Views 49 Downloads
STRONG--an acronym for goal-setting success! Using a graphic organizer and useful acronym, your learners develop a goal plan for the class as a whole, while considering the requirements of, and obstacles to, achieving their goal. Briefly review the goal with your class at the beginning of each day and then at the conclusion of the goal's time frame, have your class reflect on their collaborative process.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 308 Views 372 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Juveniles and the Death Penalty
Should the death penalty for juveniles be considered cruel and unusual punishment? After analyzing the various arguments surrounding this topic and reading several quotes offered by Supreme Court justices in 2005 on the issue, have your learners write a speech that they might give before the court explaining their position on the topic.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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Social stories are wonderful teaching tools specifically designed for learners with Asperger's, autism, PDD-NOS, non-verbal learning disabilities, or other developmental disabilities. They are used to model appropriate social behaviors in a wide variety of contexts.
K - 12th Special Education 24 Views 14 Downloads
Sexual Abuse: Recognizing & Reporting
This is not a lesson per se but there is some very good information. We, as teachers, are bound by law to report abuse. If you are comfortable, I think it's a good idea to let your classes know that you care and that this is a duty you have.
5th - 12th Health 3 Views 15 Downloads
Puberty/Adolescence, Day 4: "Will I Fit in?"
What are healthy friendships? What makes a friendship unhealthy? There are several worksheets for your high schoolers to do to answer some of these questions and more about their friends and ideas about friendship. Inspire some great conversations with your class, who will definitely have something to say about the topic.
9th - 10th Health 7 Views 31 Downloads
Child Adolescent Sexual Development: Infant and Preschool
This is a very comprehensive lesson on infant and preschool sexual development. It says only one class period, but I think it could be several days worth of materials to cover. The point of view taken here is from that of being a parent. Learning about what is normal sexual development in infants and young children is important.
11th - 12th Health 5 Views 20 Downloads
The Things That Bothered Farmer Brown
Link language development to literacy skills. This lesson template provides a comprehensible way to use the Braidy Web to maximize language and reading skills. It would be appropriate for developmentally disabled pupils reading at a K-2 grade level.
K - 2nd Special Education 21 Views 106 Downloads
Exploitation, Day 2: Exploitation and Getting Help
Exploitation is a real issue for the disabled community. Secondary Special Education students learn what exploitation is, their personal rights, and how to say no. They focus on finding a trusted adult to get help if they have been taken advantage of.
9th - 12th Special Education 31 Views 64 Downloads
Communication, Day 1: Non-Verbal Communication
Have your secondary special education class learn and practice effective communication skills. Both verbal and non-verbal communication is discussed and practiced. They communicate using body language, build listening skills, and discuss socially appropriate communication.
9th - 12th Special Education 116 Views 330 Downloads
Exploitation, Day 1: Touching
Developmentally Disabled high schoolers need to know they types of touch, appropriate touching, and their personal rights. They brainstorm types of touch, go over their personal rights, and discuss social skills. Very appropriate lesson for moderately disabled students.
9th - 12th Special Education 22 Views 49 Downloads
Reproduction, Day 5: Birth Control
Students with mild to moderate disabilities discuss human reproduction and the importance of preventing pregnancy. They review reproductive anatomy, sexual decision making, and what birth control is. The lesson concludes with a vocabulary game to help solidify concept understanding.
9th - 12th Special Education 14 Views 56 Downloads
Using Simultaneous Prompting to Teach Opening a Locker
Make opening a locker with a key an easy task for your special needs upper grader. Here you'll find a prompting hierarchy and 15 steps to guide your learner through the process. You'll verbally prompt while physically modeling the locker skill.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 7 Views 11 Downloads
Using a Debit Card to Make Purchases
After you make a photo album of image depicting the process of using a debit card, kids in your class can start practicing. They learn how to use a debit card in various shopping and community settings to gain independent shopping skills. Great for high-functioning or older learners with mild disabilities.
9th - Higher Ed Math 30 Views 26 Downloads
Get the soap, get the basket, get those dirty clothes in the wash. Provide special needs learners with a step-by-step guided practice lesson to help them build laundry skills. They'll go through each step as outlined; gestural, verbal, and physical prompting is encouraged, depending on the functioning level of your pupil.
9th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 53 Views 100 Downloads