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10 Ways To Help Prepare Your Special Needs Child For A Hospital Emergency Visit

These ideas are so helpful in preparing kids for routine doctor visits as well! 10 Ways To Help Prepare Your Special Needs Child For A Hospital Emergency Visit Advertisements Continue reading

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Worthy App: Super Stretch

Worthy App: Super Stretch I’d been searching for a way to incorporate calming, meditative strategies into my daily schedule, especially when trying to help my most scattered students to sit still and focus, and this iPad and iPhone app is PERFECT! It makes soothing yoga stretches fun and accessible for kids. The English version is … Continue reading

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Soothing Music

Studies show that many students focus better and achieve more when listening to music as they work. I have always looked for soothing music to play at specific times in the classroom, but it’s tricky to find the right sound. Some classical and instrumental music is too uptempo and distracting and music I find soothing … Continue reading

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Token Chart

What it is: A behavior strategy to increase motivation and decrease unwanted behaviors Who it’s for: Parents or teachers of children who need motivation to complete tasks or follow directions What you’ll need: A printed copy of this page://emailpangea.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/slide16.jpg , a sheet protector or even a large Ziploc bag, and a dry erase or Vis-a-Vis … Continue reading

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Charlie Changer

What it is: A strategy for helping children cope with unexpected schedule changes Who it’s for: Parents or teachers who have kids that resist changes in routine What you’ll need: A dye cut or other cutout of a person, a laminator, a magnet or tape Students with Autism can have a difficult time with changes in schedule … Continue reading

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Headbanz

What it is: A game that improves asking and answering questions, that can be played with the whole class! Who it’s for: Teachers or parents of children who would benefit from deductive reasoning and clear communication practice What you’ll need: Hedbanz Game I do a 30 minute Social Group activity in my classroom every day in which we, … Continue reading