Archive for the ‘Down Syndrome’ Category

Sensory and Learning Fun With Fake Snowballs!

Children love surprises and novelty. What better way to bring this to your instruction than with something that is seasonal, fun and has multiple applications.   When we recently had a professional development meeting with the district SLPs, one of the agenda items was for every person on the team to bring something to share. One of our SLPs brought this huge plastic container filled with fake snowballs that he uses […]

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Anxiety Reducing App You Can Get for Free!

We often do calming procedures for our students that involve visual supports. If we’re using a 5 point scale with a student, we typically start the visual calming procedure when the student gets to a “3”. When I found this calming app, I started thinking about how this could be used in a calming procedure and tap into the wonderful deep breathing that helps to calm not only students, but […]

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Expanding Expression Tool! Something Extra In Your Inbox Today!

Hey there! I’ll bet you were not expecting anything from me in your Friday inbox, but I couldn’t wait to tell you the news! I am able to offer you a discount on a very, very effective tool for writing! Take a look! I hope today finds you well and still excited about making a difference in the world! You take care and I’ll see you Tuesday!! Carla

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You’ve Got to See What a Buddha Board Can Do for Your Students with Special Needs!

I had never even heard of a Buddha Board until about 2 weeks ago and now I’m obsessed! This thing is so simple, yet so useful for so many reasons. When you are working with students who need some sensory outlet or something that can help give students (or teachers for that matter) a little emotional support, you need to find tools that can help! Look no further. The Buddha […]

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Do You have a Student or Adult Who Can’t Tie Their Shoes?

We all know someone who either can’t quite tie their shoes or who have trouble keeping them tied throughout the day. Once I started getting information about a product that could help keep shoes tied, I had to order some for myself to see. These come in all kinds of colors or just a single color and they are easy to put on your shoes. They stretch, so it’s easy […]

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IT’S HERE! Scripting With Idioms!

Well guys, yep I did it! You’ve been waiting a while for me to get this material to you, but it’s here now and somehow it feels like giving birth. Haha! Of course not to a real baby but this project has become my baby. Just like a child of my own, I am anxious to see what this can do in the world to make a difference! Scripting with […]

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Have You Seen This FREE Token Board App?

Have you ever needed a star chart, like, NOW? If you have a smart phone or an iPad, you can have a token board to hand out reinforcements in an instant. It’s kind of like a portable/instant visual support that can always be at your fingertips. Take a look! I know you are busy just like I am as we finish the last days of school before winter break. That’s […]

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A NEW App that Will Have Your Student’s Talking!

I know you may be using video modeling among your strategies to help shine the light on how you want your students to behave, but what about an app that can use your own pictures of pets or pictures of your own students who communicate in the app? This app will allow your students to see a picture of themselves talking!!!! This is kind of like video modeling for communication! […]

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Do You Know About the 90 Second Pause?

When you are dealing with students who have behavior issues, you need all of the tools in your toolbox that you can get. Sometimes you need to use the 2+2, sometimes you need work systems, sometimes you do a planned ignore. No matter how many times your tried and true strategies work, there is always that one student who empties your toolbox. You find yourself running to the nearest Internet […]

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How The Freshman Project Can Help College Bound Students with Special Needs!

We don’t often have the opportunity to hear about or discuss the challenges that face our young adult children with special needs who have been successful in their educational path to college.   You know there is a hidden curriculum when it comes to navigating social situations that include figuring out what is and is not expected and what is and is not acceptable in the classroom/school setting. If this is […]

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