Information About Adaptive Equipment in the Classroom Adaptive or assistive equipment is the best gift that one can give to boost a feeling of independence for their child with special needs. In many cases, adaptive equipment acts like a lifeline for children who access it.
Tips for Teaching Teens with Developmental Disabilities It's not always easy to keep the interest of teens, much less those with developmental disabilities. The more a child struggles with educational issues, the more likely they are to develop very little interest in their education. These teaching ideas will help you have a productive classroom.
Teaching Children With Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is a chronic disorder that causes breathing and digestion problems. Information on cystic fibrosis for teachers should be provided during a child's school years. Cystic fibrosis in children can be managed quite well in school if certain recommendations and precautions are followed.
How to Teach Hand Skills in the Special Needs Classroom This article shows teachers how to build fine motor skills for young children in the special needs classroom. These fun hand skills activities can be done easily with low cost resources and little preparation time, and work well alongside formal, targeted tasks for specific hand skills.
Adaptive Art Tools for Students With Physical Disabilities Students with physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy may have spasticity that interferes with manipulating art materials such as markers and paintbrushes. The following are examples of adaptive equipment that helps students with spasticity improve motor control to perform art activities.
Teaching Directions to the Developmentally Disabled Here is a collection of activities, games and ideas for teaching developmentally disabled directions. Use these at home or in your classroom to teach and reinforce the concepts of North, South, East and West.