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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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 & Programs
Weekly Lesson Plan
Attention, new special education teachers! Starting out the year is difficult, especially in your first year. Here is a wonderful weekly plan that was developed by an exceptionally organized special educator. The weeklong schedule includes lessons, transition times, goals, and adaptive skills training, all on a single, color-coded document.
K - 6th Special Education & Programs
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
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
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
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 & Programs
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 & Programs
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
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 & Programs
Daily Lesson Plan for the Struggling Writer and Speller
Special educators know that it isn't all about the lesson plan, but rather the strategies and practices you choose to use. Here are a set of research-based practices and tips you can use to inform your choices when teaching learners who are struggling with spelling and writing.
1st - 8th English Language Arts
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.
1st - 8th English Language Arts
iWriteWords (Handwriting Game)
Give me a W! Give me an O! Give me a W! What does it spell? Wow! Teach youngsters how to write letters and numbers with colorful tracing activities that include encouraging audio and make writing enjoyable. Soon, they will be writing letters and spelling words all on their own.
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Listening to stories is not only enjoyable, it also helps children develop vocabulary and background knowledge, understand how to use intonation and emphasis, and strengthen their reading fluency. Play your students a selection of thousands of available audio books in different genres to improve their moods and their minds.
Pre-K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Different Than Me
Students view a video and role play with props the difficulties of having a disability. In this disabilities lesson, students are fitted with devices used by disabled people to understand the problems and frustration they face daily. Students complete a graphic organizer comparing two disabilities and a worksheet on a visit to a care center.
K - 3rd 21st Century Skills
Boy Scout Merit Badge: Disabilities Awareness
In this boy scout merit badge: disabilities awareness instructional activity, 8th graders research the topic using the websites listed, answer 7 detailed questions about access, agencies, disabled people, careers, advocacy then perform certain tasks.
8th 21st Century Skills
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 instructional activity 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 & Programs
Pets and People Helping Each Other
Students examine ways that service dogs assist disable people. After reading the book, "A Service Dog Goes to School," they write summaries and define vocabulary terms. Students write letters to a disabled guest speaker expressing what they learned from the presentation.
1st - 4th English Language Arts