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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. Even if you don't use the program this overview may be of some interest.
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. Disease prevention is the main focus of this lesson.
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. Transperency masters, worksheets, letter home, and several activities are included.
The FLASH program in Seattle has put together a set of questions for special education classes covering sexual education. Some of the topics include social skills, appropriate, inappropriate, self-esteem, puberty, hygiene, reproduction, and sexually transmitted diseases. Use the resource as a pre-test or post-test. Tip: Break it up into smaller pieces, as forty-two questions is quite a lot to do in one class period.
Many developmentally disabled students struggle with accurately conveying messages and interpreting those of others around them, especially when they are non-verbal. This lesson contains fun activities and exercises, such as talking with their hands and reacting scenes, as well as great instructional support to practice these skills. Learners review body language and paraphrasing as tools for improving communication.
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.
It is so important to help special needs individuals know the difference between dating and friendship. They define friendship, differentiate between friends and strangers, role-play, practice greetings, then talk about dating. This instructional activity is intended for a secondary class with students having mild to moderate disabilities.
Mild to moderately disabled secondary learners 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. Several worksheets are included.
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. A must have cheat sheet.
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 may not be appropriate for completely non verbal or autistic students, it does involve strong eye contact and physical touch. Still, a great lesson.
It is important for special needs students 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. A very important topic for a very vulnerable population.
There are many ways to say, no. Secondary special needs students need to know when and how to say no when they feel they are in an uncomfortable situation. They sign, say, and role-play how to say no. Worksheets and role-playing cards are included. A great lesson plan for building practical communication skills.
Kindergartenrs examine ways to communicate about each other when they are grouped as verbal and non-verbal, multi-handicapped pairs. They design a slideshow showing what they have learned about their non-verbal friends, and make a communication book for the special needs students.