This is an introduction to identifying street signs for children and young adults learning how to cross the street safely. The worksheet includes signs needed in teaching street crossing safety.
- Will match the traffic sign correctly
- Will identify the traffic sign correctly
- Will name the traffic sign correctly
Traffic sign worksheet
- Once you have printed the worksheet, cut the individual traffic signs and laminate.
- Explain each traffic sign and have the individual repeat.
- Once the signs are separated, mix them up and have the individual point to the correct ones.
- Have the individual state the traffic signs correctly and match
Since President Trump’s, election, there has been a vigorous interest in politics not only in the United States but also in other countries as well. The upcoming mid-term elections provides an opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to participate through a lesson plan created not only on the upcoming election, but also ways to get individuals more involved on topics and platforms that impact their lives.
Sadly, I have heard very little from politicians on issues concerning people with disabilities and the impact it will have on people with disabilities and their families. This affords an opportunity to have real discussion with people on issues that are important to them through a series of multisensory activities.
- Who doesn’t like a game of bingo? Download the bingo template, make as many copies as you wish and set up an activity playing Bingo. Once you call out a name. use it as an opportunity to have discussion i.e. How would you describe a conservative? When is the election held? Below, click on the template
2. The second activity includes a week-long lesson plan on election and representative in office using a multisensory approach. The first day is set up for making an apple smoothie and a trip preparation activities allowing individuals to work on their social and money management skills. I left the lesson plan editable so that you can move activities around as you wish.
Materials Needed for the lesson plan activities
Mock Voter Registration
Apple Smoothie Recipe
Patriotic Printable Paper Chain
Oh, this is also a great activity to use a home or school for students at the high school level.
Welcome to the May article links and resources. These are articles that I tweeted and received during the month of May on special needs and developmental disability topics. I tweet articles and links everyday.
6 resources for working with scouts with autism (Scouting Magazine)
8 learning strategies for children with ADHD (Advance Psychology)
30 academic resources on learning ( Informed)
A letter to my child without ADHD (ADDitude Magazine)
Adult ADHD slipping under the radar (The Sidney Morning Herald)
Flying with autism: 10 smart tips for an enjoyable experience (Cruising with Autism)
Mother pens book about raising 1 twin with autism, 1 without (Fox News Health)
Museum of Disability to open exhibit on Down Syndrome (The Buffalo News)
Navigating an online education for students with disabilities (Online Schools Center)
Not wrong, just different: wisdom for those dealing with ADHD (Huffpost Education)
Young man with Down syndrome becomes youngest business owner in his town (Eyewitness News)
So much has been written on the subject of Autism, but how much do you know about Rett Syndrome? This disorder fall under the autism spectrum disorder category due to similar traits and characteristics.
Rett Syndrome is a neuro-developmental rare disorder that affects primarily girls. Discovered by Andreas Rett who described the symptoms as wasting and slow growth. Rett Syndrome is rare and occurs in 1 out of 23,000 births. The disorder consists of four stages:
Stage 1: Generally begins between the ages of 6 and 18 months. Gross motor skills begin to slow down and stagnates
Stage 2: Between the age of 1 and 3 years, will regress and lose any skills that were previous acquired.
Stage 3: During this stage, apaxia becomes apparent. Seizures become common and gross motor skills deteriorate.
Stage 4. Loses all gross motor skills and generally uses a wheelchair.
Difficulty in coordination
Loss of communication skills
Severe motor disabilities
Abnormal hand movement
Cold hands and feet
Similar in Autism Characteristics include:
Lack of eye contact
Similarities in cerebral palsy include:
Organizations and Foundations
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