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Velcro schedules onto a pill box for special needs students. As a reward for completing a task, have them place it in the pill box. Also it allows them to see what tasks remain and need to be completed.

Velcro schedules onto a pill box for special needs students. As a reward for completing a task, have them place it in the pill box. Also it allows them to see what tasks remain and need to be completed.

"I have buckets that I have transformed into seating for students that chose to work in there (great for ADHD and Autistic students)" Love this!

"I have buckets that I have transformed into seating for students that chose to work in there (great for ADHD and Autistic students)" Love this!

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Autism - Re-pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit http://ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins

Comfort box for special needs to help with transition from the auditorium to the classroom.

Creating a Transitions Box for a Child with Special Needs

Comfort box for special needs to help with transition from the auditorium to the classroom.

Using EBP when selecting apps for autism. Good resource.

iPad Apps Can Support Evidence-Based Practice

10 Items Every Special Educator should have in their classroom - great post on what teachers can use in their classrooms to reach all of their students.

10 Items Every Special Educator should have in their classroom - great post on what teachers can use in their classrooms to reach all of their students.

First, he blows some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them.  Then, he challenges them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose.  Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act. Dustin refers to it as a "bullet" in your year that you can refer back to again and again. "Think about that time when we didn't pop the bubbles..."

First, he blows some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them. Then, he challenges them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act. Dustin refers to it as a "bullet" in your year that you can refer back to again and again. "Think about that time when we didn't pop the bubbles..."

“My Calm Tools Keychain: A Teaching Tool and Visual Prompt” can be used to teach, practice and eventually prompt the younger, more behaviorally challenged student to use positive replacement behaviors as an alternative to acting out. $

My Calm Tools Keychain: A Teaching Tool and Visual Prompt

“My Calm Tools Keychain: A Teaching Tool and Visual Prompt” can be used to teach, practice and eventually prompt the younger, more behaviorally challenged student to use positive replacement behaviors as an alternative to acting out. $

This is a pool noodle attached to the desk with a rope. It can be used as a foot rest or for a sensory strategy for movers and | http://desklayoutideas.blogspot.com

This is a pool noodle attached to the desk with a rope. It can be used as a foot rest or for a sensory strategy for movers and | http://desklayoutideas.blogspot.com

We asked Joan L. Green, a speech-language pathologist in Potomac and the author of “The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education,” to share some of her favorite iPad apps for kids...

The best apps for special needs kids

We asked Joan L. Green, a speech-language pathologist in Potomac and the author of “The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education,” to share some of her favorite iPad apps for kids...

Calm Down Kit- behavioral and visual supports for students with special needs and autism. Calm Down Corner, Calm Down Area, Sensory Break

Calm Down Kit- behavioral and visual supports for students with special needs and autism. Calm Down Corner, Calm Down Area, Sensory Break

There is a simple trick that school therapists and teachers use a lot for kids who have trouble sitting still. It is to put some Thera-Band   stretched around a chair’s legs so that the student can push on it while sitting in their chair. It can help a child who has to be moving much of the time. The child can push on it with their feet so that they are moving while sitting at their desk doing work.

There is a simple trick that school therapists and teachers use a lot for kids who have trouble sitting still. It is to put some Thera-Band stretched around a chair’s legs so that the student can push on it while sitting in their chair. It can help a child who has to be moving much of the time. The child can push on it with their feet so that they are moving while sitting at their desk doing work.