Special Education Teacher Resources
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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 16 Views 22 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 22 Views 64 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 4 Views 10 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 3 Views 18 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 25 Views 135 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 3 Views 38 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 11 Views 106 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 6 Views 49 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 24 Views 90 Downloads
Another Backpack Idea- The Button Bag
Students receive activity bags to bring home and share with their families. They are excited to have "homework" and they accomplish several skills by completing the activities within the bags. This is great for special needs students.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 3 Views 32 Downloads
Our Children are Learning to Survive
Young scholars examine the various cultures of the world through literature. After reading various stories, they compare their own personal experience with the characters. In groups, they take the original story and add their own characters and setting to practice their English.
1st - 4th English Language Development 17 Views 111 Downloads
A Middle school special ed class uses the acronym SPAM to learn the 4 parts of writing. They employ 4 different colors to help them visually distinguish each part of writing in a given prompt. This lesson is vague and uses a strong learning strategy well suited for assisting special needs or resource students but fails in overall development.
8th Special Education 3 Views 7 Downloads
Stellaluna Lesson: Increase Oral Language Development and Story Comprehension
To be used with the BRAIDY system, this lesson works to increase oral language and reading comprehension. Special needs pupils review parts of a story, sequence of events, and create a Venn diagram showing the differences between birds and bats.
1st - 6th Special Education 9 Views 153 Downloads
Let's Get to Work!
Students with special needs learn how to apply practical vocational experience. In this vocational experience lesson, students with special needs use communication skills to sell bottled water during school lunch periods. They learn to set up the Water Shop, how to sell tickets, and how to meet and greet the customer.
4th - 8th Math 10 Views 48 Downloads
Autism Help Through PowerPoint
Students investigate the effects of autism by creating a slide-show presentation. In this special needs lesson, students define autism and the mental health problems it can cause young people afflicted with it. Students create a PowerPoint presentation meant to educate autistic children by utilizing colors, shapes and numbers.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 10 Downloads