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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Using Simultaneous Prompting to Teach Opening a Locker
Make opening a locker with a key an easy task for your special needs upper grader. Here you'll find a prompting hierarchy and 15 steps to guide your learner through the process. You'll verbally prompt while physically modeling the locker skill.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 7 Views 11 Downloads
Get the soap, get the basket, get those dirty clothes in the wash. Provide special needs learners with a step-by-step guided practice instructional activity to help them build laundry skills. They'll go through each step as outlined; gestural, verbal, and physical prompting is encouraged, depending on the functioning level of your pupil.
9th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 47 Views 97 Downloads
The Art of Language in the Classroom
Specifically written for a special education audience, this resource provides you with the steps needed to conduct a language activity. You'll read a holiday-themed book, recap the story, then begin a dialogue to promote receptive and expressive language skills.
2nd - 8th Language Arts 45 Views 107 Downloads
Cell Phone Usage When Lost
Getting lost can be scary for anybody. Hone communication skills necessary when attempting to ask for help in a scary situation. Learners with special needs discuss how to know they're lost and how to use a cell phone to call for help. They practice describing the setting and giving precise information to help people locate them and get them home safely.
9th - Higher Ed Health 19 Views 13 Downloads
Learners discuss and fill out a worksheet about the controversial cures of people with disabilities in the past. In this disabilities lesson plan, students write about the issues and justification for if they agree or disagree with these cures.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 10 Downloads
Learners chart the "cures" for people with disabilities. In this disabilities lesson, students compare and contrast the care and treatment of people with disabilities in the past and present. Learners write accurate summaries presented in a chart form.
7th - 12th Health 7 Views 23 Downloads
Understanding Learning Differences
Students 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 34 Views 107 Downloads
Diversity in Media: Looking Critically at What We See
This learning experience fosters awareness of representations we see, and don't see, in the media. Learners list TV programs, games, and films they enjoy, identify characters' ethnic, religious, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation status, assess whether what they see accurately represents where they live, and discuss equity or the lack of it in the media.
8th - Higher Ed Language Arts 40 Views 123 Downloads
Learning ASL: Lesson 9
Here is lesson 9 in an extensive series on teaching and learning ASL. Discuss code switching, numerical incorporation, and noun based vocabulary. Then, click on the blue links to view ASL in action. Each link takes you to a printable image and video showing how to sign specific vocabulary, sentences, and questions.
1st - Higher Ed Special Education 9 Views 13 Downloads
Purchasing Items Using the Next Dollar Strategy
Drill and practice is the method of teaching for today. Special needs pupils practice rounding to the next dollar value when purchasing an item at the store. They are shown flash cards with a monetary value, they then have 3-5 seconds to count their money to the next dollar.
9th - Higher Ed Math 34 Views 61 Downloads
Kitchen Appliances and Utensils: Home Living / Daily Living
There are so many different types of tools we use in the kitchen, everyday. Help your special needs learner discover how to recognize, identify, and use various kitchen utensils and appliances. Using picture cards and drill prompting, you'll have your class identify or hand you each item.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 45 Views 71 Downloads
I Can Mini Book
Find fantastic ways for young readers or special needs students to explore the oral use of pronouns! They'll assemble an "I Can" book by choosing pictures illustrating actions and activities they are able to do. They'll take these activities, cut them, and paste them into their book.
Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 8 Views 81 Downloads
ASL: Lesson 10
Focus on learning how to sign cardinal and ordinal numbers, nouns, and lexicalized fingerspelling. Here is lesson 10 of the series on learning ASL. Provided, are multiple links that provide a visual guide to proper signing. Teach your special education pupils or learn to communicate with a whole new group of friends.
K - Higher Ed Special Education 6 Views 15 Downloads
ASL Lesson 8
Another awesome ASL lesson! Teach ASL to a special ed class, hearing impaired child, or for your own enrichment. This lesson provides comprehensible ASL language development. Each highlighted blue area links to a video, printable image, and or series of images intended for establishing good signing.
1st - Higher Ed Special Education 8 Views 25 Downloads
Society - Timeline
Students look at a timeline of the development of different disabilities and discuss how different they all are. In this disabilities lesson plan, students then fill out a worksheet of examples of different kinds of disabilities.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 17 Downloads
Reproduction, Day 3: Parenthood
Teenagers explain the process from making the decision to have a baby to parenthood. They identify the positive and negative aspects of parenting. In small groups, they browse catalogs of baby equipment and evaluate the cost of supporting a new baby.
9th - 12th Health 9 Views 21 Downloads
Communication Skills: Special Education
Get to talking with your special needs class. In pairs, they take turns telling each other where to go on a schematic map. They work to ask questions, answer questions, and check if their partner understands their directions, or if he needs clarification.
9th - 12th Health 18 Views 33 Downloads
How to Play Baseball a Social Skills Lesson
Team sports are quite social; they involve following rules, playing cooperatively, communication, taking turns, and interpersonal relations. Introduce your special education class to the all-American sport of baseball. They learn about the game, practice content-specific vocabulary, watch a cartoon about baseball, discuss social skills, and if time permits, play the game.
5th - 8th Physical Education 52 Views 98 Downloads
Learners with special needs and learning disabilities explore writing by becoming story editors. The class reads a story together after hearing it once through first. Then, they each examine the pictures from the story and work on paraphrasing its contents.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 18 Views 12 Downloads