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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Environmental Awareness and Children's Literature
Use an alternative setting for pregnant teens and young mothers, as well as special education children to examine environmental topics through literature. Included in this unit is a visit to neighborhood libraries to select children's books on the environment.
6th - 12th Science 18 Views 55 Downloads
Lesson 5- Symme "trees": Understanding Same
Pairs of socks can be the same and they can be different. Use socks to emphasise the meanings of the words same and different. Your special ed class will examine each pair of socks you provide to determine if they are the same or different.
1st - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 17 Downloads
Colors of Winter-Body Parts/Senses
Fun is in the air as learners with special needs engage in sensory-filled activities. They discuss color, snow, cold, winter, and body parts while touching and smelling various objects. They discuss the parts of the body with relation to snowmen.
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 19 Downloads
Big and Small
Sorting big and small objects builds spacial reasoning classification, and visual discrimination skills. Your class will read a story about big and small bubbles, practice identifying big and small objects, then sort big and small balls into the proper boxes.
K - 6th Math 15 Views 36 Downloads
Falling into Shapes
Children with special needs participate in several activities to reinforce shape and color recognition. They sign the word leaf, sing a song about leaves, and bounce leaves around on a parachute. They then help the instructor name various colors and shapes, and create a collaborate class mural using the colors discussed and leaf shapes.
1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 25 Downloads
Using a Debit Card to Make Purchases
After you make a photo album of image depicting the process of using a debit card, kids in your class can start practicing. They learn how to use a debit card in various shopping and community settings to gain independent shopping skills. Great for high-functioning or older learners with mild disabilities.
9th - Higher Ed Math 28 Views 24 Downloads
Teaching Grocery Shopping Using Computer Based Instruction
Who doesn't need to buy groceries now and then? Prepare your special needs class for an upcoming trip to the grocery store. They practice matching the words on the shopping list to images of each item. They then use their list to locate the 12 items at a local grocery store.
9th - 12th Health 35 Views 68 Downloads
Theater Arts/Creative Movement Lesson Plan
Here is a series of five exercises intended to bring movement, dance, and theater into the classroom. Intended for special ed classes, but appropriate for any grade, learners will pantomime, play pretend, dance, move, and create a freeze-frame tableau.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 15 Downloads
Japanese Festivals and Holidays
Bring the excitement and beauty of Japanese festivals into your classroom. Kids with special needs create calendars that reflect special festivals and holidays common to Japanese culture. They start the project by creating a list of Japanese celebrations, discussing each one.
3rd - 11th Social Studies & History 12 Views 21 Downloads
Sample Behavior Strategy: Hallway Transitions
Written as a sample behavior strategy, this resource provides a case-study-style context to assist an Autistic child with transition issues. The primary behavior is laying in the hallway during transitions. The behavior strategy is positive reinforcement through a token economy system.
K - 6th Special Education 44 Views 144 Downloads
Red Stoplight Personal Space Game
I really like this activity. Learners with special needs play a stoplight game to practice giving and responding to the need for personal space. Each child is given a green light and red light card, when you say, "Go" they walk around the room, when a peer gets too close, pupils put up their red-light card.
Pre-K - 4th Health 20 Views 45 Downloads
Introduction to Cause and Effect
Teach your special education students about cause and effect with this SMART board activity. After analyzing real-life examples of cause and effect -'What happens when you eat too much? What happens when you don't get enough sleep?"- seventh graders complete a graphic organizer and prepare for a cause and effect essay.
7th Special Education 24 Views 110 Downloads
Use photographs to teach young special education or speech students how good speech looks, as well as sounds. Kindergarteners are photographed making the F, TH, W, R L, and S sounds. They then use the images to identify each sound that 'face' makes.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 53 Downloads
Snack and Drink Preparation Skills
Who doesn't love a good snack? Provide practice with basic snack preparation skill for your special education class. They follow each step-by-step procedure to make and serve a hot drink and a sandwich. These skills are taught using delay time trials, positive reinforcement, and the prompt hierarchy.
4th - 12th Health 38 Views 94 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
Conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment
This is an excellent guideline for an observer to use when conducting an assessment for a student who has a chronic behavior problem. The chart has 3 categories--antecedent, behavior, consequences--and clear examples to guide you.
7th - 12th Special Education 3 Views 12 Downloads
ASL 1: Lesson 1
Experience lesson one of an extensive American Sign Language series! Whether you are teaching ASL or learning it as a communication tool to use in your special education class, this lesson is great! Foundational signs, such as finger spelling, basic grammar forms, and vocabulary, are covered.
K - Higher Ed Special Education 59 Views 347 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
The Multi-sensory Approach to Words
To help her dyslexic and ADHD learners boost their spelling abilities, this special education teacher developed a multi-sensory approach. The class says the word, prints it on an index card, spells the word aloud, then writes the word again.
5th - 9th Special Education 26 Views 113 Downloads