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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Understanding Learning Differences
Young scholars discover different learning styles as they discuss how they go about a task or a problem. They read articles about learning styles and people and work with partners to complete activities. They explore learning disabilities.
6th - 9th Health 33 Views 106 Downloads
What Objects Sink and What Objects Float: Special Ed
Intended for use with children having severe and profound special educational needs, this resource brings practical science to life. In order to understand what objects float and what object sink, learners will predict and test their guesses through hands-on experiment.
Pre-K - 3rd Science 29 Views 185 Downloads
Students utilize simulation methods and other teaching strategies within elementary-level social studies classrooms. They identify methods of delivering social studies content that enables learners with special needs to learn from and fully participate in the classroom experience.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 25 Views 10 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 98 Views 71 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
STD & HIV/AIDS, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Staying Safe
Decrease risky behavior and inform your secondary Special Ed class about AIDS/HIV. They talk about germs, AIDS, transmission, and staying safe. Developmentally disabled individuals need to be informed about safe sex and disease transmission.
9th - 12th Special Education 22 Views 83 Downloads
Resources & Review, Day 1: Resources
Prepare your secondary special ed class for a life of independence. Part of independent living is knowing how to ask for help and where to go. They review the times they need help, the type of community resources available, and practice asking questions appropriately.
9th - 12th Special Education 39 Views 165 Downloads
Reproduction, Day 1: Reproductive System
Engage Secondary Special Education students in a developmentally appropriate lesson plan on human reproduction. They review genital anatomy and 5 key components that comprise the reproductive cycle. Perfect for a mild to moderately disabled class.
9th - 12th Special Education 36 Views 143 Downloads
Understanding the Body, Day 2: Puberty
What is puberty? Get your secondary special needs students on the right track with this develpmentally appropriate lesson. They define and describe the differences between men, women, boys, and girls, discuss major events that mark peberty, and sexual feelings.
9th - 12th Special Education 22 Views 61 Downloads
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.
K Science 22 Views 60 Downloads
Secondary special education students are introduced to the topics covered in health class. This is the first in a series of lessons focused teaching developmentally appropriate life and sexual health related topics. Intended for mild to moderately disabled students.
9th - 12th Special Education 49 Views 71 Downloads
Sexual Education Assessment Tool: Special Education
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.
9th - 12th Health 40 Views 127 Downloads
Special Protections-Session Six
Parents and children work together in a community circle to discuss caring for people with special needs. In separate groups, the children sing and listen to a story. They discuss ways people are alike, and ways they are different. Parents take on a physical limitation, and explore the site to determine accessibility.
1st - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 14 Views 18 Downloads
Communication, Day 5: Saying "No"
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.
9th - 12th Special Education 27 Views 98 Downloads
Reading Functional Weather Sight Words
Sight words, word recognition, and flash card drills are the mode for teaching that is outlined here. To increase weather vocabulary and content specific word recognition, kids with special needs work through flash card drills. The teacher chooses several weather words out of a weather report, uses them to create flashcards, then drills the learners until they can identify them correctly.
6th - 12th Language Arts 41 Views 69 Downloads
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 473 Views 385 Downloads
Sense of Hearing
Create a graphic organizer to review parts and systems of the body, then present a new topic. Special education learners grades 3-5 learn about the sense of hearing. They draw parts of the ear, sign a song, read Perk Up Your Ears, and sort loud and quiet things.
3rd - 5th Special Education 15 Views 38 Downloads
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the use of technology in order to help students with special needs. They take part in a lesson that is designed to help a specific student with an Individual Education Plan and focus upon the new technology needed.
Higher Ed Technology & Engineering 18 Views 27 Downloads
Let's Meet The Presidents
Create a digital movie documenting research about an American President. Using internet sources, students with special needs gather information about their chosen president. Working in groups, they use this information to create a digital movie giving a biographical account of the president's life.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 14 Views 30 Downloads
Speech/Language Scavenger Hunt
A good idea. To build both speech and social skills special ed learners go on a scavenger hunt. They locate people around the school and say a series of words, when they say the words correctly they receive a prize. They also ask for things, which they will receive if they ask appropriately.
3rd - 6th Special Education 24 Views 94 Downloads