Special Education Teacher Resources

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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.
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.
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. It includes with brain integration exercises, decoding practice, dictation, sight words, prereading, and oral reading, and finishes off with comprehension training. Any pre-service teacher or new special educator would be pleased to use a plan as well-developed and thoughtfully designed as this one.
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.
Review all the concepts covered in your special education class related to sexual health and safety. Learners 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.
Here is a really fun way to teach historical fiction and research at the same time.  The class researches the life of Annie Sullivan and then uses facts from her life to create a historical fiction where they are time travelers going back to the turn of the century. The neat thing about the lesson is that it was written for a class with both general and special education students. The teacher reflection and accommodations provided may help you address children with special needs in your own classroom. 
Some students struggle in social situations or when it comes to conversing with peers. Conversation is key in developing relationships and in building strong social skills. This app can be used to help children with social anxiety, ASD, communication disorders, or special needs. The highly visual and structured strategy used in the app can be applied to help learners gain confidence and skills in many different social arenas.  
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. 
Ideas for instilling essential life skills in learners with special needs.
Students complete a cooking assignment and are assessed on it. In this assessment lesson, students make cottage cheese pancakes. They assess themselves based off a variety of rubrics. 
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. Links, note to care provider, and worksheets are included.
Developmentally Disabled students need to know they types of touch, appropriate touching, and their personal rights. They brainstorm types of touch, go over their personal rights, and discuss social skills. Very appropriate lesson for moderately disabled students.
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. Worksheets, note to the care giver, and role-playing card included.
There are many ways to say, no. Secondary special needs young scholars 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 instructional activity for building practical communication skills.
What is puberty? Get your secondary special needs young scholars 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. Handouts and note to care provider included.
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.
Engage Secondary Special Education high schoolers in a developmentally appropriate lesson on human reproduction. They review genital anatomy and 5 key components that comprise the reproductive cycle. Perfect for a mild to moderately disabled class. Handouts are included.
Reproduction can result in parenthood. Discuss the pros and cons, responsibility, and possible results of sexual intercourse. Intended for a secondary special education class, this activity is developmentally appropriate for mild to moderately disabled students. 
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. They then attempt to identify each word in context.