Developmental & Behavioral Disorders Teacher Resources
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Child Adolescent Sexual Development: Infant and Preschool
This is a very comprehensive lesson plan 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. These facts will be helpful when it's time to plan for one's own family and how to handle these situations when they occur.
The Things That Bothered Farmer Brown
Link language development to literacy skills. This lesson plan 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.
Math with M&M's
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.
Identifying and locating the continents and oceans of the world.
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.
Exploitation, Day 1: Touching
Developmentally Disabled students 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 activity for moderately disabled students.
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. Such an important lesson. Intended for students with moderate developmental disabilities.
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. A note to the care provider, game pieces, and handouts are included.
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. The learner will then attempt to complete the physical task with simple verbal and gestural cues.
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.
Life Skills for Vocational Success
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.
21st Century Social Skills
Explore communication techniques by using the latest video technology. In this special education lesson, young scholars 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.
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. This lesson plan may not be appropriate for completely non verbal or autistic students, it does involve strong eye contact and physical touch. Still, a great lesson plan.
What's in a Name?
Pupils 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.
Inspiration for and Application of the Bill of Rights
Students examine individual rights. In this case law lesson, 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.
Learners explore educational offerings for people with disabilities. In this social studies instructional activity, students research early schools for people with disabilities and discuss the advertisements that were used at the time. Learners 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.
World War II Laws
Students explore how laws passed during World War II have helped people with disabilities. In this social studies lesson, students research laws passed since World War II and complete a WWII Law chart.
Students view the movie "Tru Confessions" about the life of teenagers. They participate in activities in which they analyze themselves. They record their thoughts and feelings to be analyzed at a later date.