Archive for December 2013

Looking for a Simple Reading Decoding Strategy That Works?

Looking for a Simple Reading Decoding Strategy That Works?

Have you ever just wanted something that you could use to help make it easier for your students/child to remember how to decode the symbols you just taught them? Check out Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading!!! It’s not a program and it doesn’t teach the rules of decoding like (/i/before /e/ except after /c/) but it makes remembering what sounds go with what symbols easier. The 44 signs are taught […]

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Want a Custom Santa Message for Your Child with Special Needs?

Are you wondering why this is coming to you on a Sunday instead of Tuesday?   It’s because I couldn’t wait until Tuesday to share and I had to give you time to do it! If you have Santa in your holiday plans, you’ve got to see this!    A free customized video from a great looking Santa and the cutest elves ever to your child! Once you see this, you’re gonna […]

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Did You Know That Good Listening Can Prevent Acting Out Behavior?

Did You Know That Good Listening Can Prevent Acting Out Behavior?

Check Out The Six things You Need To Do To Be An Effective Listener!  When was the last time you gave someone your full, and I mean full, attention when they were talking?  When was the last time someone hung onto every word you said?   Chances are….it’s been a long time!  We’re all so busy multi-tasking and trying to make it through the day that we just don’t take […]

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Wanna Know the Secret to Finding Great Apps? Look in These Three Places!

Wanna Know the Secret to Finding Great Apps?  Look in These Three Places!

It’s been a mystery to me where our Assistive Technology Team finds all the great apps that they share with our staff.  How do they have time to go through and find out which ones are good and which ones are not so great? Now I know their secret!  Three places to go are: *  www.Appitic.com *  AppAdvice *  AppoLearning  Appitic is a resource for all teachers, not just special education.  Lots […]

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Homemade Sensory Bottles for students with Special Needs! Cheap-Cheap!

Have you ever said to yourself, “This is so simple I could make it myself!”?  Well here’s some options for you! I’m sharing two options here on the blog and you’ll see three in the video! 1. Swirl It! Take an empty Gatorade or water bottle and put in half water and half shaving cream.  Shake it up for a visual swirl effect! 2.  Wave Machine! Again use an empty […]

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