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Integrating EdTech and Interactive Tools in Special Education Classrooms

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In this digital age, technology in special education is essential to support diverse learners. Educational technology (EdTech) isn’t just an add-on; it’s a critical tool for creating a more inclusive, engaging, and effective learning environment. From Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) strategies to tracking Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals, discover how EdTech in special education enhances […]

Winter Holiday Activities for Preschool and Special Education

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Winter holiday activities for preschool and special education Looking for winter holiday activities for preschool and special education? What a wonderful way to teach about diversity and inclusion! It’s important that even the youngest students learn that holiday traditions are different around the world and here at home. They may have friends who have different […]

Essential Cognitive IEP Goals for Preschoolers: Nurturing Early Learning Success

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Why are Cognitive IEP goals important for preschool special education students? Navigating the early years of education for a child with special needs requires a thoughtful approach to their individual learning style. Cognitive IEP goals are a cornerstone of this journey, creating a roadmap for success in preschool and on. Let’s look at the importance […]

5 Essential Benefits of Teaching Social Skills to Preschoolers

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How important is teaching social skills to preschoolers? So much! Social skills in early childhood education are more than just manners; they are the building blocks for successful interactions and future relationships. I’ve got five critical reasons why explicitly teaching social skills to preschoolers can significantly impact their academic success and personal growth. From fostering […]

Teaching Knock Knock Jokes to Preschool Language Learners

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When we think of tools for preschool language learning, textbooks, flashcards, and apps might come to mind. But have you ever considered the humble knock-knock joke as an educational powerhouse? Surprisingly, these simple jokes hold immense potential in advancing language skills among preschoolers. Not only do they bring giggles and smiles, but knock-knock jokes also play […]

5 Spooktacular Halloween Activities for Special Education Preschoolers

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Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect opportunity to introduce a mix of fun and educational activities tailored for special education preschoolers. Engaging in theme-based activities not only sparks interest but also aids in holistic development. Let’s delve into five exciting Halloween-themed activities that are perfect for special education preschool settings. 1. […]

Myths and Truths: A Quick Guide to Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis

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What is ABA and what does it do? Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a widely-discussed subject, particularly in the field of behavioral healthcare and educational support. While ABA has been notably successful in improving various behaviors, particularly in individuals with autism, it also has its share of critics and misconceptions. Let’s set the record straight […]

A Guide to Behavioral Skills Training in Special Education and ABA

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Navigating the educational landscape, whether as a parent, teacher, or caregiver, can sometimes feel like an uphill battle—especially when we’re aiming for meaningful skill development. That’s where Behavioral Skills Training (BST) comes in as a saving grace. Let’s explore the mechanics of BST and how it can transform not only educational settings but also relationships, […]

Addressing Challenging Behavior — Tips from My Favorite Book!

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Applying ‘Never Split the Difference’ Techniques to Manage Challenging Student Behavior Discover actionable strategies to manage challenging student behavior with insights from the book “Never Split the Difference.” Written by a former FBI negotiator, these proven techniques can transform your classroom management skills and foster a more positive learning environment. Ideal for special education teachers, […]

6 Stages of Student Crisis Management: A Teacher’s Roadmap for Crisis Prevention

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Navigating the complexities of student crisis management can be one of the most challenging aspects of classroom management in teaching. If behavioral issues in students are on your mind as a teacher, here are some actionable insights for you! From identifying early warning signs to crafting effective interventions, we aim to empower teachers to create […]