Posts Tagged ‘Down Syndrome’

Body Sock + Me = Sensory Fun!

I’ve been helping teachers find a variety of sensory solutions for their students on the autism spectrum for years. I’ve recommended things like jars with interesting smells, play tables with sand, water and pasta, weighted vests and trampolines. All of these things and more, yet until just recently I had never actually seen one sensory item that has tons of sensory benefits….the body sock. I had never actually seen one […]

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Do You Know About Paper Fortune Tellers and How They Can Help Your Students?

It’s a bit grey outside from where I sit and it’s this time of year that students can use a boost, something novel to help motivate them to keep going. Quite frankly, I like fun and creative things too!!! If you are looking for a creative idea to practice language concepts, math facts or reading vocabulary, you need to check out this week’s video. See what you think of Mr […]

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The Best Structured Resource Room Ever!

Do you have a small room where you bring a few students at a time for some kind of instruction or therapy? Let me just say that structure is your friend, my friend. When you have students coming and going, there is an art to making that happen smoothly. I’ve asked one of my teachers to share with you how she took some time to make her already structured resource […]

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Check Out This Visual/Auditory iPad App For School Schedules!

Do you have a student who would rather eat Velcro than use it for a daily schedule? Or perhaps you have students who have physical limitations that make it difficult or even impossible to pull a picture icon off a schedule board? Maybe, on the other hand, you have a student who is enthralled with electronics and will do anything for you that involves an iPad. If you said yes to […]

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Have You Ever Seen A Pop-Up Reinforcer For Children With Special Needs?

Let’s face it! We all need reinforcers from time to time to keep us going, right??? We all like things from a break and a cup of coffee to a vacation in a tropical paradise. Well, we’re adults with life experiences, an education and fully formed brains. If we need a reinforcer, our children with special needs REALLY need them.   Especially if we want them to learn something new and […]

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Do You Have This Simple Tool To Use When You Communicate With Parents?

  Have you ever had a bad day with a parent because you didn’t communicate something that happened at school? It happens! Probably more than it should because, let’s face it, communication TAKES TIME! Time is one of the things teachers could use more of. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a classroom at the end of the day and just when a teacher is sitting […]

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Have You Seen The Potty Show App?

Sometimes having a break in the usual schedule is a great time to work more intensively on some things like potty training. The app, The Potty Show, allows you to highlight all the parts of this experience. Pair this visual with the book, The Potty Journey by Judith A. Coucouvanis, that I featured several weeks ago and you’ve got some tools to use that are both fun and practical. Take […]

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Find Out How You Can Get More Money For You Child With Special Needs!

Money, Money, Money!!! Everyone needs it and most of us worry about it in some way or another. I’ve always wished that I knew more about the financial world, but just never seem to have enough hours in a day to figure out the complex concept of investments. Guess what??? I’ve found a map, a blueprint for financial success, and a light in the dark confusing world of how to […]

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Take A Look To See If You Qualify As A Packet Princess/Prince!

Have you ever wondered if you are doing too many paper/pencil activities? Take a look at this week’s video and see if you see yourself in the illustration. I am hoping that you do not qualify for this award!!!   If you don’t, my guess is that you might see someone you know….. Take a look at the video!!! If you did see yourself in the video and want to change […]

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Check Out This Simple Tool To Teach Elapsed Time!

  I think you know by now that I’m all about finding and using simple tools to get the job done faster and more efficiently! I’ve got a tool for you to teach elapsed time, one of the useful and necessary life skills for our students with special needs! Take a look at the video to see how simple and easy this is. I’ve also provided one for you!!! Once […]

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