Posts Tagged ‘TEACCH’

How to Put Structure in the Classroom for ESL Pre-Schoolers

Recently I invited you to ask questions if you would like some help or feedback on a situation involving your students, clients or children. For this week’s video, I decided to respond publicly to Dianne W’s question because I thought perhaps it would resonate with several of you. Although I’ve done videos on the things I talk about, I’ve never suggested these strategies for children who speak English as a […]

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Three Powerful Mantras To Guide You When Working With Children With Special Needs!

We’re all busy. We forget things we shouldn’t.   We tell staff to do things and they forget also. Let’s just face it…. it’s hard to remember everything that we’re supposed to do, especially in the heat of the moment. I have found that using mantras helps to bridge that gap between knowing what to do and actually doing what I’m supposed to do. In today’s video, I’m sharing three mantras […]

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Check Out 4 Ideas to Use To Stop Vocal Abuse!

Check Out 4 Ideas to Use To Stop Vocal Abuse!

The natural thing for kids to do is to let it all out vocally. Right?!!! They love to yell, scream, laugh, and make all kinds of wild and crazy noises. Let’s face it, kids’ vocal cords can take a lot of abuse. Otherwise we’d see children of all ages walking around with raspy voices or even voices that would cut in and out like someone with laryngitis. For those children […]

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Are You Holding Your Child With Special Needs Back?

Are You Holding Your Child With Special Needs Back?

Do you ever just get so caught up in everyday challenges that it’s a luxury to step back and take a look at the big picture?  Who does that for you?  Are you sure that you are moving your child/children ahead so that everyday you are working toward that goal of independence? Being that second set of eyes on a problem is one of the things I do for the […]

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3 Things You Need To Know To Help Children In Crisis!

3 Things You Need To Know To Help Children In Crisis!

When something crazy happens in your classroom, in your home or at your school, do you have the first clue how to handle it?  You may not know what to do or what to say.  You just might miss a golden opportunity to understand your child and to change the course of his/her path. Watch the video and learn 3 things you can do to find out what really took […]

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4 Things You Don’t Do To A Child Who Is Disfluent!

If you work with young children or you have any children of your own, chances are you’ve noticed that they can be disfluent when they are trying to tell you something.  Young children are just learning language and they can think faster than they can find the words they want to say.  What comes out are easy repetitions of words. Have you ever learned a new language?  You may start […]

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Must Have Playground Ideas for Children with Autism!

Must Have Playground Ideas for Children with Autism!

If you work with children who have autism, you already know that the playground can be a rough time for them. Why? A playground is a wide-open space and the rules for behavior and play are not posted and typically not directly taught.   Some rules are communicated verbally, and some belong to the “hidden curriculum” of playground behavior.  In other words the expectations are just “understood”.  Social rules are typically […]

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Wanna Know a Brilliant Way to Handle Swearing?

Wanna Know a Brilliant Way to Handle Swearing?

  Hot Topic Alert!!!! This is a topic that I’m sure you’ve been involved in at one time or another! Children using swear words….. Children pick up swear words from everywhere and if limits are not placed on them, the words continue to get used and have value for the child.  If there is one thing that a child understands is that swear words come attached with emotions.   How else […]

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Do You Have An Amazing Informal Reading Assessment To Use?

Do You Have An Amazing Informal Reading Assessment To Use?

Too many times teachers are forced to pull information from here and there.  That takes time and often the information does not have any kind of scope and sequence or it’s just not comprehensive. Just bits and pieces. When you have a new student who’s a mystery as far as reading skills go, you want something at your fingertips to quickly figure out what is going on. Today I’m passing […]

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Do You Know the Five Foundation Pieces A Child Needs To Read?

Do You Know the Five Foundation Pieces A Child Needs To Read?

As I travel around from school to school and speak to teachers and parents, one thing is clear.   They want their children to read.  There is no longer any mystery about what a child needs to learn to read.  The point of this week’s video is to make sure that both parents and teachers understand what five components make up the foundation of reading.  Sometimes figuring out about where the […]

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