Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

A Simple Tool To Teach “OUCH” To Your Child with Special Needs!

If you ask the parent of a child with significant cognitive delays what the most important things they want for their child, in my experience, the answer has overwhelmingly been two things: Communication and Self-Help Skills  If you think about it, this is not surprising. These two skills lead to a huge jump in quality of life for both the child and the family. In today’s video I wanted to […]

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Do You Know the Three Keys to Keeping Parents Happy?

Are you avoiding a parent or two because they are angry or hard to handle? If so you are just making things harder on yourself! Did you know it’s actually more work and more stress to avoid a parent or to be reactive to a problem with a student than it is to actually take care of it!!! In today’s video, I’ve got three tips for you to stay squarely […]

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How To Handle An Angry Parent With Class and Calm!

If you are a teacher, administrator, therapist, or any other professional who works with children who have special needs, you have probably encountered an angry parent.  How have you handled that? Did you keep your cool, but then go back to your room or office and seethe at how you were treated? Setting limits with children is something I’ve been trained to do. I’m guessing that you have been taught […]

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Where Can You Find Already Made Materials For Math, CBMs, Dolch Words and MORE?

Have you ever wished that you had an assistant? Someone who would make up practice math problems for every lesson you teach plus a teacher master copy to check the answers? Who hasn’t? The ideal assistant would also make up a list of Dolch words, reading passages for students to practice, writing probes, spelling word lists, a list of student rewards, letter name fluency lists and even generate a reading […]

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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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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 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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3 Reasons To Stop Circle Time For Children With Special Needs!

3 Reasons To Stop Circle Time For Children With Special Needs!

Виртуальное казино с настоящими деньгами В современном мире для того чтобы определиться с наиболее подходящим видом отдыха, требуется затратить некоторое количество времени, потому что из-за большого разнообразия сделать выбор стало еще труднее. Вы имеете возможность найти подходящее развлечение для вас не только в реальном мире, но еще и на просторах популярного виртуального мира, благодаря которому вы также можете узнать последние обновления той или иной игры. Но далеко не на кажом […]

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Can Your Pet Talk? A Cool Way For Your Child To Interact.

Can Your Pet Talk?  A Cool Way For Your Child To Interact.

You’ve seen the talking apps like Talking Tom Cat, Talking Santa and Talking Billy. I remember when they first came out and I thought they were fun and as cute as could be. I used them to encourage students to make sounds or talk because they were such terrific reinforcers! Now I’ve discovered an app that makes this idea of interacting with animals much more personal.  You can take a […]

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