Posted on July 08, 2015 in Inclusion
Starting to plan for fall? Even though it’s summer, I know many of you are hard at work thinking about September, so I thought I would share a little visual I created. I thought it might be helpful as you put schedules together, consider student needs and work to create the most welcoming school culture possible.
What would you …
Posted on June 29, 2015 in Inclusion
This post needs to begin with a big “thank you” to Nicolette Brata-Coolen. Nicolette wrote to me and sent some great artifacts from a lesson she created based on Pedro’s Whale and another title, Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions That Build Success, by Jennifer Veenendall. Because she took the time to send me her lesson, I now get to share it with you.
Nicolette teaches Early Childhood students at Bandung Independent School in Indonesia, and has made teaching about differences and supporting …
Posted on June 26, 2015 in Inclusion
Summer is finally here, and I am looking forward to having time to share content through my site. As an easy way to get started, here is a list I created last summer to help families generate ideas for activities that children with a wide range of needs, interests, and abilities will find accessible and enjoyable. Feel free to add you own and keep this list growing!!
- Tell stories around the fire. Use AAC device for catch phrase/sound effect/punch line. Let everyone try!
- Rain? Try a big family puzzle. Turn taking, talking & eye-contact are not necessary & everyone works at his/her own pace.