Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fire Drill Visuals and Schedules

This set of visual strategy items was designed for elementary-aged children needing extra behavioral/visual supports in the classroom for fire drills.


Monday, September 29, 2014

“Break it Down” Non-Verbal Cues Activity

Use the “Break it Down” worksheet to help students understand how verbal and non-verbal cues can change the entire meaning of a statement.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Autism Toolkit for Schools

The purpose of this kit is to provide helpful information about students with autism and tools and strategies to achieve positive interactions and increase learning for all members of the school community.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Alphabet Ants (Counting/Adding/Letter Recognition)

Here's a cute and fun freebie!

Students will can learn to count, add, subtract, recognize upper and lowercase letters, trace, and use directional words with this insect activity book.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Webinar: Three Strategies for Effectively Integrating ABA into Group Instructional Settings

ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) is proven to be an effective treatment for individuals with autism and other disabilities.  Yet despite its success as a treatment option, the common misconception that ABA can only be implemented 1:1 has elided its effectiveness in group settings, including classrooms, where it can benefit many students.

In this webinar, Dr. Pamela White will discuss 3 key strategies for effectively integrating ABA into group instructional settings and classroom activities and will be offering practical tips for getting started implementing ABA in your classroom today!

Wednesday, September 24, 12:00pm EDT - Registration Info

Wednesday, September 24, 6:00pm EDT - Registration Info

Friday, September 12, 2014

Autism Classroom Layout Map

If you're looking for a layout plan for your autism classroom, visit this great blog post from the Autism Helper!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Strategies for Developing Classroom Friendships

Strategies for Developing Classroom Friendships includes five ideas for developing friendships between classmates, teaching social skills, and using outside classroom opportunities to promote in classroom friendships.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

August and September Mini Word Wall

Back to School themed words that can be added to your classroom word wall during the months of August/September. Use for word work, word study, looking up words in a dictionary, and literacy centers.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"Fire Safety Song" With Printable Cards

The Fire Safety Song shows children of all ages what to do in case of a fire in the home.   There are many lessons in the song, including the importance of staying calm, crawling under smoke, and going to the meeting place quickly. As with all safety lessons, parents should listen to the song with their child and practice the safety steps in their own home.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Special Education Acronym Cheat Sheet

This is a three page document to help you with the ABC's of special education! It is geared towards the state of Michigan but would be beneficial for anyone involved in special education.