Posts Tagged ‘Grandparents of Special Needs Children’

Need an APP for Progress Monitoring? Check Out iNtervene To Track Your Students With Special Needs!!!

Need an APP for Progress Monitoring?  Check Out iNtervene To Track Your Students With Special Needs!!!

seamus smith managing Do you have a notebook full of data on each of your students?  It’s kind of like having a data monster in your room.  It’s big, unruly, unpleasant to think about and hard to be around. Be honest….When is the last time you made time to analyze it and then use it to direct your instruction???  Who has time for that? I get it. It’s hard enough […]

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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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Check Out This Math App For The Reluctant Math Student!!!

Check Out This Math App For The Reluctant Math Student!!!

Are you looking for something that can catch the interest of your child who doesn’t like to do math?  You’ve got to see this app!  Thanks Kristie Lofland! Sometimes apps are like a magical tool that can actually make the difference between success and failure. Check out the video! How about that?  Talk about wanting to do problems longer and more often.  I think this app could do it! Just […]

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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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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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