Developmental & Behavioral Disorders Teacher Resources

Explore assistive communication techniques and unpack societal beliefs having to do with developmental and behavioral disorders.
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Remote Teaching Strategies Upper Elementary Grade Students

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
This collection is designed to help you get started with remote learning. We provide an overview of basic strategies and combine them with some tools and resources for you to consider.
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Career Connections | Developmental Disabilities Worker

For Students 6th - 12th
A short video details what it takes to become a developmental disabilities worker. The host explains her day-to-day, what degree she holds, how it helps her perform her duties, and the importance of communication and technological skills.
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New Teacher Survival Guide: ADHD in the Classroom

For Teachers K - 12th
Discover one teacher's efforts to improve in-class transitions and help students to remain engaged and on-point during class. You'll begin by viewing a sample lesson in a special education classroom with follow-up commentary and...
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Model Me Going Places 2

For Students K - 12th
Social stories are wonderful teaching tools specifically designed for learners with Asperger's, autism, PDD-NOS, non-verbal learning disabilities, or other developmental disabilities. They are used to model appropriate social behaviors...
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Experimenting with Self-Discipline

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Explore human behavior by completing class activities. The class reads and defines comprehensive terms such as "delayed gratification" and "impulse control." They participate in a candy experiment in which students who wait to eat a...
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Myths and Misconceptions

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students examine and discuss common myths and misconceptions about persons with disabilities and with a partner plan an outing for a community activity. They read and complete the handout "Developmental Disabilities: Truth or Myth?" and...
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Exploitation, Day 2: Exploitation and Getting Help

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Exploitation is a real issue for the disabled community. Secondary Special Education students learn what exploitation is, their personal rights, and how to say no. They focus on finding a trusted adult to get help if they have been taken...
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Using Counting-on Strategy for Purchasing

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Intended for learners with autism and developmental disabilities, this lesson uses the strategy of counting-on to enhance independent shopping skills. Learners will practice counting on to the next dollar value in order to purchase items...
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Self-Management | Social-Emotional Learning

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Stop, think, act. Impulse control, stress management, self-discipline, self-motivation, and goal setting are among the skills associated with self-management, one of the social and emotional learning competencies. A short video suggests...
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Creating Social Stories

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Developmentally disabled students participate in the creation of their own social stories. They select a topic for their social story and work with the teacher to write a social story or create a video social story presentation.
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Drawing of Animal of Student's Choice

For Teachers Higher Ed
Adult students with developmental disabilities are the focus of this lesson. Students look through a variety of printed material to locate an animal to draw. They draw an animal with a background with either black pen or pencil. Student...
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The Odyssey: Narrative Writing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Help readers make a personal connection to Homer's The Odyssey with a narrative writing assignment. Scholars select one of three prompts and craft a first-person narrative rich in sensory details that describes an experience they had...
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The Multi-sensory Approach to Words

For Teachers 5th - 9th
To help her dyslexic and ADHD learners boost their spelling abilities, this special education teacher developed a multi-sensory approach. The class says the word, prints it on an index card, spells the word aloud, then writes the word...
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Ooh, You're in Trouble!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider disruptive school behavior and how school districts in several states are turning to the juvenile justice system for help. They debate this issue from a variety of perspectives, and write a paper.
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Self-Recording Chart

For Students 3rd - 12th
Have your Autistic, ADHD, or Special Needs student track his own behavior. This sheet allow learners to mark whether or not they were on task when the bell rang. This is a great tool, but it is intended for use by higher functioning pupils.
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Token Economy: Template

For Students K - 6th
The concept of token economy isn't new. Here is one of the oldest behavior management tools in the teacher box, and its all ready to go! It includes strip boxes, paper coins, and instructions on how to use them. I have used this type of...
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Rainbow Sentences

For Students 1st - 8th
Learners who struggle with grammar, foundational reading skills, and sentence composition can learn how to write proper sentences using an app that relies on research-based practice. It uses a color-coded formula that had been proven to...
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Five "E" Lesson-Stereotypes

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students discuss the nature of stereotyping and prejudicial behavior and their feelings regarding people with visible disabilities. They view part of documentary Graduating Peter then work in groups to chart people's reactions and...
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JetBlue Soars on CEO's Creativity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore the concept of entrepreneurship. In this entrepreneurship lesson, students read an article about how the CEO of JetBlue has become successful. Young scholars discuss how ADHD has helped the CEO of JetBlue. Students...
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Health (General Wellness)

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore their personal health by completing a worksheet.  In this healthy living lesson, 7th graders examine the health triangle and research ways to prevent at risk behavior.  Students complete a health survey based on...
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Let's Create! Pottery HD

For Students 6th - 12th
Using a potter’s wheel to make functional art is an experience not common to most people. Provide your learners with a chance to see what pottery making is all about with an app that allows them to create pots, fire them, decorate them,...
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Learning Disabilities 101

For Teachers 1st - 5th
A quick overview of defining learning disabilities, where they stem from, and how they affect learning.
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iPad Apps for Your Special Education Class

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Swing into technology with these special education apps that are perfect for your learners.
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Freedom to Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's something unusual and thoughtful: have your scholars do some pensive reflection themselves before tackling how such meditative techniques are used in prison rehabilitation programs. They watch the "Path of Freedom" video found...