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28 reviewed resources for mild disability

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Reproduction, Day 2: Pregnancy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Nearly all students have seen pregnant women and may have questions about human development. Intended for secondary students with mild to moderate mental disabilities, this lesson defines the process of pregnancy  in a developmentally...
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Reproduction, Day 3: Parenthood

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Reproduction can result in parenthood. Discuss the pros and cons, responsibility, and possible results of sexual intercourse. Intended for a secondary special education class, this lesson is developmentally appropriate for mild to...
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Reproduction, Day 4: Sexual Decision-Making

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Every human has the need for affection. This lesson teaches mild to moderately disabled secondary high schoolers to make good choices regarding sexual contact. The lesson is developmentally and age appropriate and covers topics such as...
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Relationships, Day 4: Friendships & Dating

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It is so important to help special needs individuals know the difference between dating and friendship. They define friendship, differentiate between friends and strangers, role-play, practice greetings, then talk about dating. This...
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Communication, Day 2: Assertiveness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Having social skills and being able to assert yourself in a positive way is so important. Learners with mild to moderate disabilities engage in a series of activities to practice assertive communication and social skills. Perfect for a...
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Using Poetry in Teaching Reading to Special Education Students

For Teachers 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,...
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Communication, Day 3: Asking What You Want

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mild to moderately disabled secondary students practice asking for what they want. They discuss a scenario, list things they want, then practice asking for those things. Our special needs students need to know how to communicate...
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Understanding the Body, Day 3: Sexual Health & Hygiene

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ideal for secondary moderately disabled special ed students, this lesson focuses on personal hygiene and self-care. They discuss a case study and role-play to introduce the importance of good hygiene then discuss current appropriate...
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Savings Account, Bill Paying, and Money Order Skills

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What do you do after you get a paycheck? Help your mildly disabled learners how to bank wisely with a guided-skills activity. They practice cashing checks, withdrawing money, paying bills, and procuring money orders. The entire learning...
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Reproduction, Day 1: Reproductive System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Engage Secondary Special Education learners in a developmentally appropriate lesson on human reproduction. They review genital anatomy and 5 key components that comprise the reproductive cycle. Perfect for a mild to moderately disabled...
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History of Ponce de Leon in Florida

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Based in sound Educational Theory, this lesson uses art to convey the story of Ponce de Leon. Mild to moderately disabled students hear the story of the Fountain of Youth, examine a paining of Ponce de Leon, and act out a scene as Ponce...
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Cleaning Appliances and Doing Laundry

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In an independent living situation or a simulation classroom, special needs individuals practice cleaning household appliances. They clean an oven, refrigerator, and wash a load of laundry with minimal verbal and gestural cues. The...
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Connecting Letters and Memory

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Elementary students with mild to moderate mental disabilities use a variety of tools to connect letter sounds to images. They use flash cards, posters, and writing while saying to connect letter image to phonemic equivalent. Then, they...
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How One Scientist Averted a National Health Crisis

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Between 1957 and 1962, thousands of infants born in Canada, Great Britain, and Germany had serious deformities due to thalidomide, a drug marketed to pregnant women as a mild sleeping aid and to relieve pregnancy nausea. However, the...
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HIV/AIDS & Other STDs, Day 1: Germs & Risk

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Assist your secondary special education class for understanding risky behavior, hygiene, and STDs. The class discusses how germs spread, how people get sick, and what needs to be done to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. They...
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Dyspraxia Presentation

For Teachers Higher Ed
Not really a resource for use in the classroom - this file is a PowerPoint presentation which gives information about Dyspraxia. It is a very interesting presentation because it shares many signs to look for in a person who may be...
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Relationships, Day 1: Self-Esteem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Expose your secondary special education class to the importance of belonging and feeling accepted. They define self-esteem, pride, and appreciation. Then create a self collage and share what they like about themselves with the class. A...
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Physical Disabilities/Chronic Health Impairments Instructional Support Planning Process

For Teachers 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,...
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Introductory Class

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Secondary special education students are introduced to the topics covered in health class. This is the first in a series of lessons focused teaching developmentally appropriate life and sexual health related topics. Intended for mild to...
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Relationships, Day 5: Acquaintances & Strangers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It is important for special needs students to know the differences between acquaintances and strangers. They define the world helper, acquaintance, and stranger then discuss a scenario based case study.They talk about touch and no touch,...
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Understanding the Body, Day 2: Puberty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is puberty? Get your secondary special needs learners on the right track with this develpmentally appropriate lesson plan. They define and describe the differences between men, women, boys, and girls, discuss major events that mark...
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Thanksgiving Story: Stone Soup

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students read a story about soup made from stones and then make their own stone soup. In this Thanksgiving activity lesson, students discuss the stone soup story about pilgrims. Students make their own stone soup and then eat the soup.
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Fairy Tales: Another Point of View

For Teachers 3rd
In the second of a two-part instructional activity, young learners act out the story of The Three Little Pigs. After reading an alternate version, class members use a Venn diagram to discuss how the wolf's feelings differ from those of...
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Learning from Smallpox: How to Eradicate a Disease

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Throughout history, humans have been forced to overcome diseases that have threatened the survival of our species. This short instructional video focuses on one such disease—smallpox, the first and only disease to be completely...