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Reasons and Solutions for Self -Injurious Behaviors

Reasons and Solutions for Self -Injurious Behaviors

It’s not uncommon for one of our classrooms to have a student who inflicts injury on himself/herself.  The important thing to remember here is that this behavior is no different from any other behavior that a student displays. Behavior Communicates! We know that our children/students are trying to tell us something. We just sometimes have a hard time figuring out exactly what that is. There are reasons that a student […]

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Idioms

Idioms

Idioms are hard for our children on the spectrum and for our students whose native language is not English! I was recently working with a young lady who has autism and has great difficulty with idioms. It was hard for me to use idioms with her because she would just look at me and not know what to say!!! I started teaching her what to say quickly when an idiom […]

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How Can We Make Transitions Back to School Easier for Children With Special Needs?

How Can We Make Transitions Back to School Easier for Children With Special Needs?

There are so many transitions that our children have to do and it’s hard!!! Transition back to school: from dad’s house from mom’s house after a week-end at home after a one or two week holiday break after a snow day after a whole summer off We all know what kind of day we may have when these events occur!!!  Either you are at home trying to get your child […]

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Need a Low Tech Way to Teach Simple Communication? Make A Gesture Book!

 Need a Low Tech Way to Teach Simple Communication?  Make A Gesture Book!

You’ve heard the expression, “Necessity is the mother of Invention”.  That’s exactly what happened here when I needed SOMETHING to help my student who was non-verbal. He used a voice output device, but as much as I love and respect the powerful role these devices play in providing a communication system for children and adults, there are limitations.  They must always be handy and it does take a few moments […]

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Find Out Who Dared To Ask This Question About Educating A Child With Special Needs!

Find Out Who Dared To Ask This Question About Educating A Child With Special Needs!

What’s The Point?  Find Out Who Dared To Ask This Question About Educating A Child With Special Needs! If you live or work with a child who has special needs, there are some “safe zones” where everyone in your world understands. Your zone people “get it” and you work together for the good of your child/student.  You don’t have to explain yourself, there’s sympathy about how hard it is. There […]

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How Do You React When Your Child Has A Meltdown?

Do you get angry?  Do you give in?  Do you just stand there like a deer in headlights?  Did anyone actually teach you what to do when this happens?   Maybe yes, maybe no.  Well if you didn’t learn this in college, during your student teaching experience or during some kind of on-the-job-training, then you need to learn about it now!  Remember, “Behavior Communicates” and this behavior is clearly the only […]

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7 Things You Can Do To Help Students Who Suffer From Selective Mutism!

7 Things You Can Do To Help Students Who Suffer From Selective Mutism!

Do you know a child who can talk but won’t at school or other social situations? If this is not the result of another communication disorder and it’s lasted more than a month, you may have a child who suffers from an anxiety disorder called Selective Mutism. Children with the disorder don’t talk in situations where they perceive it to be stressful. This can be a stressful situation for teachers and […]

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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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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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