NEW!! Podcast is Live! Listen to the Misfit Behaviorists Now!

Essential Cognitive IEP Goals for Preschoolers: Nurturing Early Learning Success

preschool cognitive iep goals

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

teaching social skills to preschoolers

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

knock knock jokes

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

preschool halloween activities

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. […]

5 Practical Strategies for Self-Regulation for Preschoolers

self-regulation preschoolers

Are you struggling to teach your preschoolers self-regulation skills? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many teachers and parents find it challenging to help little ones navigate their emotions and control impulsive behavior. Whether you’re creating behavior or social emotional IEP goals or just helping littles learn about emotions and social interactions, it can be tricky! […]

How to Teach Letter Formation – Preschool Handwriting Tips

handwriting, teach letter formation

Figuring out the best order to teach letter formation can take up WAY too much time for us teachers when we should be eating goldfish and climbing up the slide. Preschool handwriting can be tricky! If you are working on Cognitive IEP Goals for preschool or special education, fine motor skills, or handwriting occupational therapy, deciding what […]

Reading Comprehension Tools: 5 Tips for Early Development

reading comprehension

Why we need Reading Comprehension tools! Reading the words is one thing, but teaching students to READ with MEANING is so much more! Whether you’re developing reading comprehension IEP goals and objectives or are just looking for reading comprehension strategies for elementary students, I came up with 5 quick tips for developing reading comprehension tools for the […]

5 Stages of Social Emotional Learning Skills

social emotional learning

What is Social Emotional Learning? Social Emotional Learning (or SEL) is the process of developing the interpersonal skills we need for school, work, and independent living. With strong social emotional skills, students are better able to engage everyday challenges and become successful at school, at home, and eventually, at work. I was recently interviewed by […]

What are some Adaptive IEP Goals for Small Group Instruction?

small group instruction

Small group instruction is one of the most common ways of teaching in early childhood education. When you have a classroom of 15-25 students, all with varying skill sets, you kind of need small groups! Small group instruction is when you teach the students in groupings of 2-6 students. As ages go up, small group […]

What are some Adaptive IEP Goals for Classroom Routines?

adaptive iep goals

Improve Classroom Behavior with Classroom Routines Any seasoned teacher can tell you that establishing clear and consistent classroom routines is the KEY to a class running smoothly! Some of our kids need extra help to master this! These adaptive IEP goals and suggestions may help you create this peaceful, organized, and effective classroom setting for […]