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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The ADA, the Supreme Court, and Self-Advocacy
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 34 Downloads
Exploitation, Day 2: Exploitation and Getting Help
Exploitation is a real issue for the disabled community. Secondary Special Education high schoolers 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 28 Views 63 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 29 Views 54 Downloads
Resources & Review, Day 2: Summary Session
Review all the concepts covered in your special education class related to sexual health and safety. Young scholars 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 19 Views 18 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 24 Views 70 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 50 Views 115 Downloads
Special Education Plan
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.
4th - 5th Science 84 Views 309 Downloads
Opening a Special Ed Class
This is not just a lesson plan, 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 168 Views 891 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
Special Education Fitness Challenge
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.
4th - 5th Physical Education 28 Views 36 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
Communication, Day 3: Asking What You Want
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.
9th - 12th Special Education 49 Views 165 Downloads
Relationships, Day 5: Acquaintances & Strangers
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.
9th - 12th Special Education 38 Views 123 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 96 Views 317 Downloads
Communication, Day 2: Assertiveness
Having social skills and being able to assert yourself in a positive way is so important. Learners 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 49 Views 228 Downloads
Relationships, Day 1: Self-Esteem
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.
9th - 12th Special Education 148 Views 485 Downloads
STD & AIDS, Day 2: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
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.
9th - 12th Special Education 31 Views 132 Downloads