Special Education Teacher Resources

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Students 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.
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.
Learners 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. Learners present their ideas for modifying activities and assignments to the class.
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.
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.
Swing into technology with these special education apps that are perfect for your learners.
How to prepare your mainstream students for a special education student in their classroom.
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.
Special needs students practice completing everyday tasks such as organizing a day plan, reading a clock and completing simple math problems. They define the proper learning techniques for their disorder and utilize props in learning environments.
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. 
Students explore different federal laws promoting the education for the handicapped. In this literacy instructional activity, 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.
Make fitness a part of each and every day. Special Ed students are given charts with maps and record keeping information. They are given a 20-week period (late October to late March, when the weather is cool enough) to walk that designated distance.
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. 
Mild to moderately disabled secondary students 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.
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.
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.
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.
Expose your secondary special education class to the importance of belonging and feeling accepted. They define self-esteem, pride, and appreciation. Then create a self collage and share what they like about themselves with the class. A great resource for building self-efficacy and esteem.
Keep your secondary special education class informed and aware of STDs, HIV, and AIDS. They learn what STD stands for, how STDs are transmitted, and how to protect themselves. A case study, note to care provider, handouts, transparency, and worksheets are included.
Modifying engineering lessons from NASA makes them accessible to a wider variety of learners.