We found 873 reviewed resources for disabilities
Promoting Disability Awareness and Acceptance in Childhood
K - 12th
Create a safe and respectful school environment with the help of this special education teaching guide. Offering dozens of instructional ideas and activities for raising awareness and acceptance of children with disabilities, this is a...
Disability Awareness Activity Packet
Pre-K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Bring awareness to disabilities with a packet consisting of a variety of activities designed to inform scholars about disabilities—autism, hearing impairments, physical disabilities, and more! Learners test their communication skills,...
Increasing Disability Awareness and Sensitivity
5th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Designed to promote disability awareness and sensitivity, the five lessons and activities in this packet provide class members with information about disabilities, and with models of behaviors and language that help to break down...
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United States
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Would I be able to access all areas of the school if I used a wheelchair? Or if I could not see? After brainstorming a list of typical life activities, class members assume the role of a person with a specific disability and consider...
The Museum of Disability Resources: Reading Comprehension
K - 3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Everyone is different, and that makes everyone special. Combine empathy and reading skills with a series of reading comprehension activities from the Museum of Disability. The stories and questions encourage your class to see the world through the eyes of children with disabilities, and the ways that they navigate the problems they encounter.
Exploitation, Day 2: Exploitation and Getting Help
9th - 12th
Exploitation is a real issue for the disabled community. Secondary Special Education young scholars 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...
Using Poetry in Teaching Reading to Special Education Students
6th - 9th
A series of well-written activities, these lessons prompt middle schoolers reading below grade level (at a second, third, or fourth grade level) to use poetry to practice basic reading skills. They rhyme, build words, make inferences,...
Helen Keller: Author, Advocate, and Activist
3rd - 7th CCSS: Designed
Have you ever had to work through a disability or shortcoming? Scholars analyze the life and impact of author, advocate, and activist Helen Keller. After researching photos, video clips, and primary sources, individuals form a written...
Fighting Prejudice and Discrimination against People with Learning Disabilities
3rd - 12th
Students work to understand learning disabilities and discrimination. In this teaching tolerance lesson, students examine what learning disabilities are and how people are discriminated against. There are different activities for...
Integrating the Nintendo Wii in Adaptive Physical Education
3rd - 12th
Bring gaming into the classroom as part of a physical education lesson. Learners with disabilities participate in various physical activities using the Nintendo Wii. They use the video game system not only to play different sports, but...
Andy and His Yellow Frisbee and Ian's Walk, A Story About Autism
3rd - 8th
Students analyze two individuals with autism. In this language arts lesson, students read two stories about kids with autism and discuss how advocates have helped people with disabilities. Students compare and contrast the main...
Physical Disabilities/Chronic Health Impairments Instructional Support Planning Process
K - 12th
Perfect for review at an IEP meeting, this template walks the user through assessing and assigning modifications for a learner's physical disability. Strengths and needs are determined across five domains: physical functioning,...
Vocabulary/Reading Lesson for Students with Severe Intellectual Disabilities
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a great little reading and vocabulary development instructional activity created just for learners with special needs. The instructional activity is constructed with both core content and necessary adaptations in mind. The group...
Stellaluna Lesson: Increase Oral Language Development and Story Comprehension
1st - 6th
To be used with the BRAIDY system, this lesson works to increase oral language and reading comprehension. Special needs pupils review parts of a story, sequence of events, and create a Venn diagram showing the differences between birds...
Health Education: An Integrated Approach; A Day Without Sight
Fourth graders hypothesize about the difficulties they may encounter if they did not have their sense of sight, in order to establish a sense of empathy for the disabled. In this lesson plan on senses, 4th graders record all of the...
Diversity in Media: Looking Critically at What We See
8th - Higher Ed
This learning experience fosters awareness of representations we see, and don't see, in the media. Learners list TV programs, games, and films they enjoy, identify characters' ethnic, religious, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation...
Phonemic Awareness and Sounding Out Words
Pre-K - 1st CCSS: Adaptable
Although designed for children with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, the multi-sensory tips and tricks included in this illustrated eight-page packet are designed to develop phonemic awareness and are appropriate for any classroom.
Home Living / Daily Living Lesson Plan—Mastery Healthy Food
5th - 12th
Everyone needs to know how to eat well to stay healthy. Learners with mild disabilities log what they eat, discuss food choices, and review healthy foods. The lesson could be used to foster living skills in high-functioning individuals...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. not only paved the way for African American citizens' civil rights, he created an example for women's groups, Hispanic groups, and groups with disabilities to fight for their rights as well. Learn more with a...
Understanding What Reading Is All About: Teaching Materials for Adult Basic Education Learners
10th - Higher Ed
Adult special education learners focus on literacy across 13 detailed lessons. They utilize real-life text interactions to learn about components of reading, word analysis, sight words, fluency, vocabulary, and spelling. There is also a...
Understanding and Supporting Our Peers with Cognitive Challenges
3rd - 6th
Learners explore different federal laws promoting the education for the handicapped. In this literacy activity, students brainstorm how they can help individual with Down syndrome. They read a fiction book related to the topic and...
Simple Preparation Can Improve Reading Comprehension
K - 12th
Reading comprehension is key to success in nearly every subject in school, but how do you improve comprehension in a pupil with dyslexia? Here are several tips that define ways in which educators can provide strategies to improve overall...
Educating Children about Autism in an Inclusive Classroom
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How do we meet the needs of learners with autism? Find out with an in-depth study that offers a thorough explanation of autism—what it is and how unique every individual's case may be, nine lesson plans spanning from kindergarten to 12th...