Special Education Teacher Resources
From the special education classroom to accomodations for students with varying levels of disability, explore teaching strategies and lesson plans to make learning come alive across disciplines!
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New Review The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United States
Would I be able to access all areas of the school if I used a wheelchair? Or if I could not see? After brainstorming a list of typical life activities, class members assume the role of a person with a specific disability and consider the barriers to access they would face.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Exploitation, Day 2: Exploitation and Getting Help
Exploitation is a real issue for the disabled community. Secondary Special Education learners 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
Disability Awareness Activity Packet
When you have an inclusive classroom it is important to help your general education students understand their peers with disabilities. This packet provides information and activities to assist elementary-aged children in building a better grasp of what life is like for children with disabilities.
Pre-K - Higher Ed Special Education 162 Views 101 Downloads
F.L.A.S.H stands for Family Life and Sexual Health, it's a program specifically focused on providing special needs learners with vital information regarding personal and sexual health. This is an overview of the program, complete with sample activities, classroom protocol, IEP notes, and how to answer difficult questions.
9th - Higher Ed Special Education 61 Views 119 Downloads
Understanding and Supporting Our Peers with Cognitive Challenges
Students explore different federal laws promoting the education for the handicapped. In this literacy lesson, students brainstorm how they can help individual with Down syndrome. They read a fiction book related to the topic and discuss their thoughts about it.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 26 Views 52 Downloads
Including the Disabled Student
Students read and discuss the history of special education in public schools related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Students work in groups to design ways to modify classroom activities based on the needs of a student with a specific disability.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 35 Views 56 Downloads
HIV/AIDS & Other STDs, Day 1: Germs & Risk
Assist your secondary special education class for understanding risky behavior, hygiene, and STDs. The class discusses how germs spread, how people get sick, and what needs to be done to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. They examine a series of self-protection tools, practice washing their hands, and talk about why its important to keep clean.
9th - 12th Special Education 28 Views 71 Downloads
Opening a Special Ed Class
This is not just a lesson, it's a life saver! Here are 10 separate documents intended to assist a new Special Ed teacher. There are 4 different games, instructional tips, ways to handle documentation, behavioral modification suggestions, and tips on how to modify school curriculum to meet your student's special needs.
1st - 12th Language Arts 211 Views 918 Downloads
Resources & Review, Day 2: Summary Session
Review all the concepts covered in your special education class related to sexual health and safety. Students answer what they learned, what they liked, and what they'd like to learn in the future regarding health and safety. They each receive a certificate of accomplishment.
9th - 12th Special Education 20 Views 18 Downloads
Understanding the Body: Day 2, Puberty
Everyone needs to know what to expect when going through puberty. Intended for a special education class, this well developed and developmentaly appropriate resource provides a full days instruction on teaching teens with special needs about the changes that come with puberty.
9th - 12th Health 46 Views 66 Downloads
The ADA, the Supreme Court, and Self-Advocacy
Young scholars study the role the Supreme Court plays in laws and decisions that affect individuals with disabilities and examine the policies of the American with Disabilities Act. They draw parallels between policies enacted by the ADA and the ways in which these policies affect their everyday lives.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 35 Downloads
Vocabulary/Reading Lesson for Students with Severe Intellectual Disabilities
Here is a great little reading and vocabulary development lesson created just for learners with special needs. The lesson is constructed with both core content and necessary adaptations in mind. The group will use PECS, pointing/gesture, oral language, and an interactive whiteboard to participate to the fullest extent.
4th - 6th Language Arts 124 Views 90 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Daily Lesson Plan for a Struggling Reader
Strategy-based programs that are executed with consistency are the best for achieving growth in any learner with a learning disability. Here is a seven-step lesson plan that is highly structured and is intended to help learners with significant struggles in reading.
K - 8th Language Arts 573 Views 441 Downloads
Communication, Day 3: Asking What You Want
Mild to moderately disabled secondary young scholars practice asking for what they want. They discuss a scenario, list things they want, then practice asking for those things. Our special needs students need to know how to communicate effectively, when they do tantrum behavior decrease and health and safety increase.
9th - 12th Special Education 53 Views 169 Downloads
Relationships, Day 5: Acquaintances & Strangers
It is important for special needs young scholars to know the differences between acquaintances and strangers. They define the world helper, acquaintance, and stranger then discuss a scenario based case study.They talk about touch and no touch, then act out a role play.
9th - 12th Special Education 44 Views 127 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 109 Views 326 Downloads
Communication, Day 2: Assertiveness
Having social skills and being able to assert yourself in a positive way is so important. Students with mild to moderate disabilities engage in a series of activities to practice assertive communication and social skills. Perfect for a secondary special education class learning how to be socially appropriate in a safe way.
9th - 12th Special Education 53 Views 231 Downloads