Posts Tagged ‘Carla Butorac’

Having Trouble Transitioning Your Child With Special Needs Back From A Favorite Place?

Why are transitions so hard???? Probably because change is hard and transition is about change. One of the best ways to transition a child with special needs from one place to another is to use PART of a favorite object. Check out today’s video to see an example of a simple but effective transition object that I used to get a student from the playground back to class without one […]

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See How An Old Fashioned Slinky Help Your Children With Special Needs Count!!!

Have you ever noticed that some times old things can become new again? Old movies get remade, old songs get recycled and the younger generation thinks some of these old things are actually brand new and totally cool. My daughter’s boyfriend, Nikola, was playing the song, Crystal Blue Persuasion on his cell phone last week and I said, “Oh wow you’re playing Crystal Blue Persuasion!” He said, “How do you […]

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Have You Seen These Free Exercise Videos, Perfect for Children with Special Needs?

I’ve been in special education classrooms long enough to know that when the gym is not available, when the weather is too hot or too cold or when the kids just NEED TO MOVE you need OPTIONS!!! You can get the parachute out, you can get the mini trampoline out, you can start the music and dance or play musical chairs but wouldn’t it be nice to have something that […]

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Don’t Underestimate the Value of a Simple Cause/Effect App!!!

  Have you ever just been looking for a simple app that you could use as a reinforcer for a young child? There are many good ones out there, so this week I wanted to highlight one that is both fun and simple in its design. Take a look at the video to see how you can incorporate an oral motor exercise with a cause/effect reinforcer!!! Here’s a list of […]

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Do You Know What A Hygiene Station Is?

If you have never heard of a Hygiene Station and you have a child or students with severe physical limitations, then you are in for a treat!!! Gone are the days for most students who have physical limitations that in the past would not allow for parents/staff to do a diaper change anywhere but on a changing table. How has this happened? I give full credit to M.O.V.E International and […]

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Do You Welcome This Unexpected Guest To Circle Time For Your Children With Special Needs?

Do You Welcome This Unexpected Guest To Circle Time For Your Children With Special Needs?

Have you ever created a personality for your children or your students? I have! When my four children were young, we spent a lot of time in the car. I felt that time was being wasted and was cutting into quality time I could be spending with my kids!! What to do??? So I decided that I would create this character that would pop up from time to time in […]

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Are You Using This Incredible Resource During Circle Time?

Are You Using This Incredible Resource During Circle Time?

This week’s video is the second video in my three-part, “I hate circle time” series. I guess you could say I’m on a campaign to make circle time better and what better way to bring quality to this long- standing tradition than to use literature to show you the way. Most of you will say, “Carla reading to children is nothing new during circle time”. True. BUT I can tell […]

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3 Reasons To Stop Circle Time For Children With Special Needs!

3 Reasons To Stop Circle Time For Children With Special Needs!

Виртуальное казино с настоящими деньгами В современном мире для того чтобы определиться с наиболее подходящим видом отдыха, требуется затратить некоторое количество времени, потому что из-за большого разнообразия сделать выбор стало еще труднее. Вы имеете возможность найти подходящее развлечение для вас не только в реальном мире, но еще и на просторах популярного виртуального мира, благодаря которому вы также можете узнать последние обновления той или иной игры. Но далеко не на кажом […]

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One Little Secret To Change Awful Academic Assignments to Amazing Outcomes!

One Little Secret To Change Awful Academic Assignments to Amazing Outcomes!

Do you remember when you were in college and the professor let you know the class requirements for the semester? You got a syllabus. You found out exactly what was expected and how you were going to be graded, if you were lucky, of course! Then as the assignments loomed, if you were really fortunate, your professor actually gave you an example of an assignment or a project done by […]

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6 Things You Should Do When Telling Your Child He/She Has Autism!

Do you start to sweat, break out in a bad case of the nerves, or wake up in the middle of the night when you even think about telling your child he/she has autism? You are not alone. Many parents try to put off this conversation for as long as they can just because the thought of breaking this kind of news is both scary and painful. My nephew’s parents […]

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