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Autism Awareness Month 2024: Creating an Inclusive Classroom

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Supporting Autistic Students Beyond April and Autism Awareness Month April is Autism Awareness Month, but true inclusion for autistic students in preschool or elementary classroom means making all our schools welcoming spaces all year round. Understanding autism, recognizing the unique needs of each child, and making thoughtful adjustments can foster a learning environment where everyone […]

Avoid Early Retirement: Combatting Special Education Burnout

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Are You a Special Ed Superhero Ready to Trade in Your Cape due to Special Education Burnout? Special education teachers are nothing short of superheroes, but even superheroes sometimes need to recharge. If you’re feeling worn down by the challenges and experiencing special education burnout, you’re not alone. Here’s why special ed teachers might consider […]

How to Teach Class and Categorization for Language Development

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Teaching class and categorizing skills is essential for building a strong foundation for language development. Understanding how things relate to each other through feature, function, and class (FFC) expands vocabulary, improves comprehension, and supports communication. This is especially important for young learners, those with special education needs, and during speech therapy. If you’re looking for […]

Teach Emotions & Letters The FUN Way: ABC Emotions for SEL Success

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Are you a parent or educator looking for creative ways to support social-emotional learning (SEL) in young learners, especially those with autism? Teaching emotions can be a challenge, but it’s a vital skill for kids to develop. The ABCs of Emotions transforms the alphabet into a fun and engaging tool for building emotional literacy, self-regulation, […]

Maximizing Progress with Requesting IEP Goals: A Comprehensive Resource for Special Education

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In the realm of special education and speech therapy, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals are the cornerstone of personalized learning and development. Tailoring these goals to the unique needs of each student is crucial, and tracking their progress is equally important. Finding requesting IEP goals broken down into meaningful steps with the materials needed to […]

Navigating the Holidays in Preschool and Special Education

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The holiday season is a time filled with excitement, new experiences, and festive activities. For preschool and special education teachers, it presents unique opportunities to infuse joy into learning while being mindful of the challenges that some students may face. Navigating the holidays for special education can be fun and games or it can be […]

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 […]

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 […]