Developmental & Behavioral Disorders Teacher Resources

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First graders create number sentences.  In this math lesson, 1st graders use M&M's to make number sentences.  Students create charts using the color of the M&M's as data.
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. Such an important lesson. Intended for students with moderate developmental disabilities.
Third graders physically construct a balloon replica of the world globe by coloring, correctly labeling, and cutting out the seven continent shapes from the worksheet, gluing them onto their correct locations on an inflated blue balloon. They use a permanent marker to label the four oceans in their correct locations on the balloon.
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. This activity may not be appropriate for completely non verbal or autistic students, it does involve strong eye contact and physical touch. Still, a great activity.
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.
Learners 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. A note to the care provider, game pieces, and handouts are included.
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. The learner will then attempt to complete the physical task with simple verbal and gestural cues. 
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. 
Get the soap, get the basket, get those dirty clothes in the wash. Provide special needs learners with a step-by-step guided practice activity 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.
Students observe as the teacher models both bad and good body language during a conversation. They try to identify whether the teacher has good or bad body language and then practice using good body language during different role-plays.
Explore communication techniques by using the latest video technology.  In this special education lesson, students create a video discussing their own social goals for the future.  Students utilize Flip Video cameras to document their behavior (autistic, and social anxiety disorders) and analyze ways to work through their disadvantages.
Taking twenty dollars out of the ATM seems like second nature, once you get the hang of it. The class practices the steps needed to withdraw money from the ATM and then performs the task at an actual bank. The lesson has the instructor fade out prompts as the skill set develops. 
Intended for learners with autism and developmental disabilities, this lesson uses the strategy of counting-on to enhance independent shopping skills. Learners will practice counting on to the next dollar value in order to purchase items at a grocery store. After practice, they head out and try their new skills in the community.
“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.”—Sam Ewing. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson one of 20 begins with a warm-up activity using a medicine ball to pass around as kids get to know each other’s names. This also gives the instructor time to go over rules and etiquette for the class. The main part of the lesson covers balance and the introduction of the crane stance, the cat stance, and the snap kick. It’s worth taking a look at this entire unit.
Students examine how name-calling is a part of their lives and how it affects others. They write reflections of times in their lives when name calling and slurs have been involved. Also, they read articles that discuss the use of slurs in history. Finally, they reflect on how they can discourage the use of name calling and slurs in their own lives.
Students examine individual rights. In this case law instructional activity, students discuss the from and function of the Bill of Rights prior to investigating several cases that deal with Constitutional rights. Students discuss the outcome of the cases and the case analysis sheets they completed. Students create Amendment posters as a culminating activity.
Students explore educational offerings for people with disabilities. In this social studies lesson, students research early schools for people with disabilities and discuss the advertisements that were used at the time. Students create an original advertisements.
Students research a website to find people who made significant contributions to people with disabilities. In this disabilities lesson plan, students then rank the most important contributions.
After viewing selections from a website and discussing the role of the teacher in educating the disabled, students work in pairs. They analyze the work of an educator and relate the work to a given quote, then decide if that quote fits the educator. 
Students rank the legislation of disabilities since World War I and write their rationale for the ranking. In this legislation of disabilities lesson plan, students do this for 5 legislations that have been passed.