Posts Tagged ‘Special Needs’

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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Are You Getting Hurt By An Aggressive Child That You Live Or Work With?

You Don’t Want to Miss This!!! Chances are that if you’ve been hurt by a child you got some kind of injury on your hands or forearms.  I know that’s what has happened to me when I’ve had to help intervene with a child who was out of control! I’ve also been present when other staff members have gotten a bite, been pinched or scratched. It often happens so fast, […]

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How to Prevent Acting Out Behaviors with Two Simple Tools!

It’s that time of year for families here in the U.S. to gather together and celebrate!  Family time also may include family challenges.  Patience and understanding may need to be on the menu along with a couple of tools in your toolbox! Likewise teachers need to be hyper aware that at this crazy time of year we don’t want to be the reason a child loses control. So what tools […]

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5 Secrets Revealed on How to Identify Problems and Solutions for Children with Autism!

5 Secrets Revealed on How to Identify Problems and Solutions for Children with Autism!

Have you ever wished you could pay an expert to come to your school or your home and just tell you what was going on with your child and then provide you with solutions? Well who hasn’t? Some schools and households around the world can count their blessings because they do have that “someone” who has knowledge, experience and an uncanny way of getting to the heart and solution of […]

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Math Help for Your Students with Special Needs: If You Haven’t Heard About Math TV, You’re Missing Out!

How often do you get to choose who teaches you math?  Never…..but wait, you can now!!! A friend of mine passed this information on to me a couple of years ago and I thought it was awesome!  I had several math teachers who somehow missed out on teaching some important math concepts.  I would have LOVED to use this tool when I didn’t understand a concept! Parents….now you have several […]

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How do you teach a child with special needs to learn a task that requires a sequence of steps? Chaining!

How do you teach a child with special needs to learn a task that requires a sequence of steps?  Chaining!

It’s November already!  Seriously, didn’t school just start? Now is the time of year that you have a pretty good idea about who your students are and what they need from you if you are a teacher. If you are a parent, the craziness of getting back in school and getting a couple of holidays out of the way is over so maybe you have a moment to regroup. Now […]

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Three Apps That Make Beginning Academics Easy for Children with Special Needs.

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of long lists of apps to look at for various categories.  It all takes so much time to look through and see what an app actually does! I want someone to screen them for me and show me only the good ones!!! Forget the lists! Just Show Me the app already!!! That’s exactly what I’m going to for you today.  I […]

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Cooking Show Star Spurs Hope for Children with Special Needs and Their Parents!

Cooking Show Star Spurs Hope for Children with Special Needs and Their Parents!

Are you looking for a bright spot in your everyday challenges with your child?  What parent isn’t? Sometimes those bright spots are too few and far between! On today’s episode of Behavior Communicates, I have two guests who are helping to pioneer new thoughts, and yes, new hope for what possibilities can be in store for you! Instead of waiting and wondering what will happen to your child when you […]

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Can You Name One Simple, Yet Powerful Teaching Strategy for Special Needs Children? Errorless Learning is it!

Can You Name One Simple, Yet Powerful Teaching Strategy for Special Needs Children?  Errorless Learning is it!

Errorless means you can’t get it wrong! Donating to a worthy cause is kind of an errorless act.  You can’t get it wrong if you participate in an event that can save lives! I just got back from attending Zeta Tau Alpha’s Big Man On Campus (BMOC) fund- raiser for breast cancer awareness!  What did I learn?  The men at Indiana University are talented, funny and caring!  The ladies at […]

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Where can you find ONE RESOURCE that has LISTS of nearly anything a teacher can imagine???

Where can you find ONE RESOURCE that has LISTS of nearly anything a teacher can imagine???

Today’s episode highlights The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists.  A list of what to bring to a rainy college football game is not included in this book of lists, but just about everything else is! I just got back from tailgating with my family in Bloomington and got to see the Indiana Hoosiers win their game!!  What is better than being at Nick’s cheering Hoo, Hoo, Hoo, Hoosiers as we […]

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