Teaching money is an abstract concept that has many “what ifs” to the task. Teaching these concepts to students with disabilities can be hard to do. They need a lot of reinforcement and modified lesson plans. This is a resource to create a study guide to teach children about money.
Teaching weather to children with learning deficiencies can be a wonderful experience for the students and teacher. In this lesson on weather, lesson modifications to teach weather events to children with mental retardation using books, discussion, and a weather dial art project is performance-based.
Teaching children with mental retardation about weather through hands on learning and Rain Walks can become wonderful field trips in helping students understand how weather impacts nature and people. Rain walks can also help children explore their outside world and have fun in the process.
High school children with autism or other developmental disabilities may need a self-determination curriculum. When others have learned the ability and power of decision making, children who are isolated or have limited experiences need these skills taught directly.
Learning self-determination skills are the most important factor in quality of life outcomes for all people. Teaching self-determination to people who have developmental disabilities can be difficult, but the impact is immeasurable.
The IDEA mandates all children are taught in their least restrictive environment. For many this means a general education classroom with supports. Modifying your lesson plan for children with significant disabilities can be challenging. This article will make that task easier.
Children with autism learn the most when they are in an environment that is physically comfortable, mentally soothing, and the lesson plans spark their interests. This article focuses on using a child’s special interest as a teaching tool.
Assistive Technology can be used to reduce negative behaviors in children with autism. This article will offer strategies in finding appropriate assistive technology solutions that can work miracles in behavioral changes for students with autism in any classroom.