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Free Zoo Themed Worksheets

I’ve been on a roll with my Zoo Theme this month.  Each week I’ve shared about one of the different zoo themed adapted books I’ve made along with an activity I paired with the book.  I also created different worksheets to pair with each book that I wanted...

Using Edmark Reading Program

Edmark Reading Program Finding functional curriculum can be tough for students with special needs. When your students learn best through ABA, Edmark reading curriculum is a great choice. I'm going to give you a quick overview of the curriculum components,...

Guess the Zoo Animal! Adapted Book

I continued this week with my Zoo theme while we read the adapted book “Guess the Zoo Animal!” and made tigers out of paper plates.  The focus for this week was animal features and this was a perfect combo. “Guess the Zoo Animal!” focuses on identifying...

Maximizing Circle Time

My have we come so far in our circle time routine.  It has also changed multiple times because of student needs and an increase in technology available to us.  We started the year with a very dusty, crusty, skipping cd player.  It left me with major...

Collaborating with Parents

If you ask me what is the single most important aspect of my teaching that I have improved upon since my early days of teaching, I would tell you without hesitation: parental collaboration. There are many steps to great collaboration: establishing mutual...

Preparing for Emergencies

Fire. Active Shooter. Medical Emergency. Bomb Threat. Earthquake. Tornado.Do those words make your heart skip a beat? Me, too, friends. The fact is, as educators, we have to be prepared for anything that may come our way, including emergencies. Our job...

Zoo Themed Adapted Book Series

I’ve done a lot of different animal themed books and activities with my students but I realized I haven’t done much with Zoo Animals which led me to my new theme for therapy.  I created a series of adapted book which include “Zookeeper, Zookeeper What Do...

Empowering Students with AAC

Think of everything you did today. How much of it involved communication with another person? Could you have performed these same tasks if you were unable to communicate? Probably not. We communicate with others for many different reasons. To connect, to share...

Community Based Instruction: Mall

Community based instruction is one of my favorite ways to assess learning. It is a way to prove generalization of skills with a change of environment. A place that an incredible amount of skills can be addressed is the mall. We have a mall close to us and...

Find Objects in a Scene Task Cards

I really like using Sasha’s Find Objects in a Scene Task Cards with my students because there is so much you can do with them.  I thought I’d share how I’ve been using these task cards not only to target receptive language skill but expressive language...

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