Posts Tagged ‘Teachers’

Real Life Alternative Seating in a Kindergarten Classroom!

Don’t you just love it when you take a chance to do something outside your comfort zone and it works! Some of the best things in my life have happened when I was the most frightened at the outcome. Starting my own business and this website was one of those scary “outside the box” experiences that once started I’ve never looked back. The teacher in today’s video has stepped outside […]

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Have You Seen This Visual Strategy To Help Students See Long/Short Vowels?

Creative Visual Supports!!! Where were they when I was in school?! I have thought so many times how much some of these clever visual supports would have made things easier when I was in school!!! Even though I did not struggle in school, I can’t help but wonder what a difference it would have made for me to be able to process things visually instead of verbally. I can only […]

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Do You Have a Powerful Tool To Reduce Unexpected Behaviors in Your Child With Autism?

I have a family member on the autism spectrum, so I know what it’s like to be in a social situation where his unexpected behaviors cause awkward moments or even anger toward him at the very least.   I have also feared for my nephew’s safety at the other end of the gamut because his behaviors have been verbally aggressive toward others. I was fortunate to spend some time this summer […]

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How Many Two, Three and Four Word Phrases Can You Make With Just 48 Words?

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw how many phrases could be made with a core vocabulary board!!! I guess I just never thought about how many combinations you could get! Out on the playground, you can say things like: Push me Go fast Push more I want to stop I want to go And much more! Playing board games, you can say things like: My turn Roll it […]

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Already Made Visual Supports For You!!!

It’s easy to tell a teacher or a parent that visual supports are helpful. It’s easy to say use of visual supports is one of the Best Practices for children with autism. What’s hard is finding the time to find them or make them. Score! In today’s video I am showing you not only WHERE you can find visual supports, but you will also see that the visual supports are […]

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Have You Seen These Free Exercise Videos, Perfect for Children with Special Needs?

I’ve been in special education classrooms long enough to know that when the gym is not available, when the weather is too hot or too cold or when the kids just NEED TO MOVE you need OPTIONS!!! You can get the parachute out, you can get the mini trampoline out, you can start the music and dance or play musical chairs but wouldn’t it be nice to have something that […]

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Don’t Underestimate the Value of a Simple Cause/Effect App!!!

  Have you ever just been looking for a simple app that you could use as a reinforcer for a young child? There are many good ones out there, so this week I wanted to highlight one that is both fun and simple in its design. Take a look at the video to see how you can incorporate an oral motor exercise with a cause/effect reinforcer!!! Here’s a list of […]

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Do You Know What A Hygiene Station Is?

If you have never heard of a Hygiene Station and you have a child or students with severe physical limitations, then you are in for a treat!!! Gone are the days for most students who have physical limitations that in the past would not allow for parents/staff to do a diaper change anywhere but on a changing table. How has this happened? I give full credit to M.O.V.E International and […]

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Do You Welcome This Unexpected Guest To Circle Time For Your Children With Special Needs?

Do You Welcome This Unexpected Guest To Circle Time For Your Children With Special Needs?

Have you ever created a personality for your children or your students? I have! When my four children were young, we spent a lot of time in the car. I felt that time was being wasted and was cutting into quality time I could be spending with my kids!! What to do??? So I decided that I would create this character that would pop up from time to time in […]

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Are You Using This Incredible Resource During Circle Time?

Are You Using This Incredible Resource During Circle Time?

This week’s video is the second video in my three-part, “I hate circle time” series. I guess you could say I’m on a campaign to make circle time better and what better way to bring quality to this long- standing tradition than to use literature to show you the way. Most of you will say, “Carla reading to children is nothing new during circle time”. True. BUT I can tell […]

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