Posts Tagged ‘Special Needs’

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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See How Chatter Books Make Core Vocabulary Boards Come Alive!

For those students who need you to teach them the meanings of words on the core vocabulary boards, there is a simple and delightful option. They come in the form of a single word response that allows students to see a variety of options presented with only one possible response. It’s the response you are targeting from the core vocabulary board! Take a look at video # 200!!!   That’s […]

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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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Do You Have a Plan B for the Challenging Situations with Adults?

Sometimes in special education it’s not the students who challenge us the most. Sometimes it’s the adults we encounter that have a grinding affect and it’s hard to know what to do. I’m guessing you know exactly what I’m talking about. You may have a parent, an instructional assistant, a co-worker, a teacher, an administrator or a therapist that you sometimes find that if you could just get that person […]

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Have You Seen the FriendMaker app for Teens?

Happy New Year!   It’s great to be back with a whole new series of videos and new products for 2017!!! I hope you and your family had a wonderful and restful break. Jerry and I hosted family and friends for the past two weeks and it was both wonderful and inspiring! To start the new year, I thought you might enjoy a video of something that is always on our […]

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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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Consider Putting Idioms in Your Quick Social Responses!

The research on barriers for reading comprehension for students on the autism spectrum indicates that a lack of the ability to understand idioms in context is one key culprit. This actually makes sense to me. When understanding figurative language is a common weakness for these students, why would anyone expect that this wouldn’t interfere with what the student is reading? Books are full of idioms, more than I actually thought. […]

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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 to Engage Your Students in Wheelchairs!

It recently dawned on me that, after 188 videos, I had not done a video specifically for students with low vision in mind! In today’s video, you will see a wonderfully simple tool that both parents and teachers can use to engage students who have low vision, BUT it will work with other students with a variety of challenges who happen to spend time in a wheelchair. Parents and grandparents […]

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