Special Needs Children and Circle Time

 

5 ways to increase engagement in morning meetings

31 days of morning circle activities for the child with special needs

Adaptive circle time for children with autism

Circle time activities for a special education classroom

Circle time routine and daily schedule in a pre-k inclusive classroom

Creating and implementing an interactive inclusive circle time

How to run a special education morning meeting

Making a circle time accessible for all students

Making the most of the morning meeting

The importance of circle time for children with special needs

Adapted Books Resources

 

6 IEP goals to target with adapted books- Mrs. P’s Specialties

Adapted books– the autism helper

Adapted books for autism– Autism Center of Learning

Adapted books galore– Autism Adventures

Adapted vocabulary books for autism– Autism Classroom

Adapting “Are you my mother?” for children with multiple disabilities- Path to Literacy

How to adapt books for students with autism– Breezy Special Ed.

How to make your own adapted books– Tech Access of Rhode Island

Literacy for everyone with adapted books- Praactical AAC

Making adapted books out of children’s books you love– Mrs. D’s Corner

Accommodations for Students with Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia is describes as a learning disability that affects writing, spelling and fine motor skills. Dysgraphia is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can occur as a stand alone disorder or part of a co-occurring disorder with other disabilities such as ADHD, Autism, and Dyslexia. Typically it is diagnosed or discovered in the early years when children are beginning to learn how to write. Most adults often remain undiagnosed.

Early Signs of Dysgraphia

Signs and symptoms of dysgraphia generally begin to show up when children began to lean how to write. Early signs of Dysgraphia include:

  • Inconsistent spacing between letters
  • Poor spatial planning
  • Poor spelling
  • Unable to read own handwriting
  • Poor fine motor skills
  • Omitted words
  • Writes slow
  • Pain in hand from writing
  • Messy unorganized papers
  • Difficulty organizing thoughts on paper
  • Illegible printing and cursive letter formation
  • Slopping handwriting
  • Tight, cramped pencil grip
  • Tires quickly when writing
  • mixes upper and lower case or irregular sizes and shapes of letters.

The following articles provide resources on accommodations:

6 tips for creating a dysgraphia-friendly classroom

A guide to classroom and at-home accommodations for dysgraphia

Classroom accommodations for students with dysgraphia

Dysgraphia Accommodations

Dysgraphia accommodations and modifications

Dysgraphia accommodations in the classroom

Dysgraphia accommodations that improve learning

Dysgraphia symptoms, accommodations, and IEP goals

How to assist a student with dysgraphia in the classroom

Possible accommodations to consider for children with dysgraphia

Behavior Management Strategies for Teachers

 

5 behavior management resources for teachers

5 tips for teachers struggling with behavior management

7 classroom management techniques that work in person or online

8 proactive classroom management tips

10 behavior management ideas as a guide for your classroom

11 research-based classroom management strategies

25 sure fire strategies for handling difficult students

Behavior management strategies

Positive behavior strategies: What you need to know

Use these behavior management strategies in the classroom

Teaching Alphabets

 

35 letters and sounds learning game

Alphabet letter formation on cards

Alphabet scavenger hunts

Alphabet tracing cards

Alphabet zoom zip-line letters activity

Cookie sheet alphabet activity

Free alphabet preschool printable

Fun ways to practice alphabet letter sounds

Teaching letter recognition- what order to introduce letters

The four components of letter recognition