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27 Ways to Encourage Team Work in Your Class{TEACHING STRATEGIES}

27 Ways to Encourage Team Work in Your Class{TEACHING STRATEGIES} | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Some children on the autism spectrum lack an interest in teamwork, as they'd rather do things themselves in the way they want to. For this reason, it's important to show them-and other kids, not only those with special needs-why it's good to work as a team when with others.

 

Ways to do this include having them do activities in which it is easier to work as a team than an individual. Another way is to reward them for working together and providing reasons why teamwork is necessary.

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Autism Causes, Types of Autism, Definition, and Symptoms

Autism Causes, Types of Autism, Definition, and Symptoms | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it
WebMD provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders, including causes.
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There are various issues having autism can cause. People with this disorder will show a variety of symptoms, and varying levels of how badly it affects them. It can make it difficult to communicate with others.

 

Children with this order might find it difficult to understand others, such as how others feel. They can also have difficulty expressing themselves n a variety of ways.

 

They can be sensitive to stimuli affecting senses such as hearing and feeling. Others might not be bothered while a child with an autistic disorder could be.

 

They might have repetitive behavior. For example, they might pace frequently or rock back and forth. Sometimes, their reactions to others can seem strange. Many will have difficulty developing cognitively. Instead of simply learning slowly, they might be advanced in certain aspects of this development but delayed in others. It's not uncommon for someone with an autistic disorder to score unusually high on tests.

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Types of Dyslexia

Types of dyslexia, their causes and aspects of treatment...

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There are several forms of dyslexia, such as Trauma Dyslexia(caused by some kind of damage to the brain), and Primary Dyslexia(involves dysfunction in the left side of the brain rather than being caused by an injury).

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Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 26, 2014 8:12 AM
In addition to these two, there is secondary dyslexia(or developmental forms of the disorder)-it can be caused by factors like malnutrition or hormones in a developing fetus and up to the age of 5 years.
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The Five Secrets to Being A Special Education Teacher And Still Love Your Job — National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities{TEACHING STRATEGIES}

Here is a list of five things you should keep in mind if you're interested in being a special education teacher.

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One of the most important things to do is to realize this isn't about getting rich, having summer off from work, or anything of the sort-you should teach because it's what you love to do.

 

Even when the job seems like it was a bad idea, it's good to remember that there are other teachers out there feeling the exact same way and feeling the same amount of pressure because all of them, whether they teach the regular ed students or those with special needs, are an important part of the school where they work.

 

Since technology is becoming a part of education, it's a good idea to have a Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn account.

 

Never give up because no matter how hopeless a child seems, they can learn if you don't give up on them. The least you can do is show the child there is someone who believes in them.

 

It's always helpful to befriend other teachers. Not only can you collaborate with them, you won't feel isolated from the rest of the school community.

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My Aspergers Child: The Escalating Incidence of Autism Spectrum ...{SPECIAL NEEDS}

My Aspergers Child: The Escalating Incidence of Autism Spectrum ...{SPECIAL NEEDS} | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it
assistive technology; classification; diagnosis; early intervention; inclusion; the rights of kids with ASDs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Through the Combating Autism Act, the Department of Health and ...

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Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 24, 2014 8:03 AM
The Department of Health and Human Services(HHS) has been trying to address issues such as the lack of qualified professionals who can "provide screening and diagnostic evaluation for ASDs".
Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 24, 2014 8:09 AM
Between 2009 and now, there have been 16 State Implementation Grants "to improve access to comprehensive, coordinated health care" and associated services.
Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 24, 2014 8:16 AM
In addition to all of this, the HHS is working on other services, such as the screening of children for ASDs early and evaluations to confirm whether or not they do have ASDs.
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Special Education Teaching : Teaching Language Life Skills to Special Education Students{TEACHING STRATEGIES}

When teaching language life skills to special education students, it's important to be direct and repetitive. Find out how special education teachers compens...
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Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 6, 2014 8:03 AM
Students with a variety of special needs will benefit from learning basic life skills and social skills, as many tend to be socially awkward and have strange habits(such as some on the autism spectrum). They can also have problems taking care of themselves as well as their peers. Many can have difficulty with speaking correctly. The woman in the video uses cards with words on them and this can help children develop language skills. She is constantly working on these skills with the children. It's not uncommon for a child to have trouble trying to "find the right word" to say when speaking.
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Personalize Learning: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v3) {TEACHING STRATEGIES}

Personalize Learning: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v3) {TEACHING STRATEGIES} | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it

The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (version 2) was updated from feedback and input from educators around the world.


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Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 6, 2014 7:57 AM
There are three main stages to personalized learning, which involves the teacher figuring out how each student learns individually and establishing goals for the students. A teacher can change the physical layout if this helps(when working with children who are easily distracted, such as those with ADHD or autism, it's best to get rid of as many distractions as possible). The student will learn at their own pace in whatever way is the most effective.
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40 Must-See YouTube Videos To Learn About Effective Special ... {TEACHING STRATEGIES}

40 Must-See YouTube Videos To Learn About Effective Special ... {TEACHING STRATEGIES} | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it
To help accomplish this, we have gathered 40 must see YouTube videos to learn about effective special education teaching methods. In addition to teaching a few techniques that can help all sorts of students learn, they can ...

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Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 6, 2014 7:51 AM
These videos show what the daily life of a special education teacher is like, show the stories of "what happens when special education goes right", and methods these teachers have used to help children with special needs make progress. There are videos that help identify early signs of autism and there are a few about down syndrome. A couple discuss inclusion classrooms, the child learning with their peers.
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19 Effective Instructional Strategies {TEACHING STRATEGIES}

Video created by students to describe the 19 Effective Instructional Strategies in the International Center for Leadership in Education resource.
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Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 6, 2014 7:45 AM
Digital Media and technology such as videos can be useful when trying to teach children. It is a good idea to let children express themselves artistically. Making them reflect on what they've learned and give feedback will show whether or not they understand something and playing games can be a fun way to learn new things. Using models, requiring physical movement, play, and learning how to solve everyday problems are all good for a student. Summarize information to go over all the important points, showing them how to prepare for tests, and having them keep a journal can all help a child learn. I feel all of these are great to try with a special needs child, just to see what works and what doesn't. Physical activity should be the most helpful for any child with physical disabilities because they can develop basic motor skills the best they can despite being unable to move well.
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JPS, SUNY?Fredonia Team Up For Educational Strategies - Jamestown Post Journal {TEACHING STRATEGIES}

JPS, SUNY?Fredonia Team Up For Educational Strategies - Jamestown Post Journal {TEACHING STRATEGIES} | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it
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JPS, SUNY?Fredonia Team Up For Educational Strategies Jamestown Post Journal Through a partnership between Jamestown Public Schools and the State University of New York at Fredonia, Jamestown's students are being exposed to...
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Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 5, 2014 8:03 AM
A bunch of teachers use a strategy of preparing students for collaborative jobs rather than those where they would work alone. So far it seems to be working because students are enjoying working in a group. Teamwork is something that I feel a lot of special needs children need to learn because the ones I know often prefer to try everything themselves, even when they have difficulty with it.
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Auditory working memory and dyslexia {SPECIAL NEEDS}

Auditory working memory and dyslexia {SPECIAL NEEDS} | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it
Dyslexia is a frustrating disorder that gives otherwise smart people trouble with reading.
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Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 7, 2014 7:50 AM
One major problem with this theory is that there have been musicians who had dyslexia. Since musicians are supposed to be excellent at understanding sounds, the theory wouldn't make sense anymore.
Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 7, 2014 7:52 AM
At the Hebrew University in Israel, researchers tested the auditory perception skills of dyslexic musicians, who scored as well as people without dyslexia. However, they scored worse on auditory working memory.
Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 7, 2014 7:53 AM
Auditory working memory refers to "the ability to keep a sound in mind for a short time". People with a poor auditory working memory had the most trouble reading.
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Autism Symptoms in Children & Adults - WebMD{FORMS OF SPECIAL NEEDS}

Autism Symptoms in Children & Adults - WebMD{FORMS OF SPECIAL NEEDS} | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it
People with autism have some varying core symptoms in the areas of social interactions and relationships.
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The symptoms someone with autism shows will vary, but they typically will show problems interacting with others and communication to some degree. Some will only show an interest in a few activities and not want to do anything else.

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Infant's gaze may offer clue to autism--study{VARIETY OF SPECIAL NEEDS}

Infant's gaze may offer clue to autism--study{VARIETY OF SPECIAL NEEDS} | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it

A baby’s gaze could carry the earliest signs of autism suggest the findings of a new study.

According to experts, infants who show declining desire for eye contact within the first two and six months of their life were more likely to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) later.

This significant discovery could help pediatricians screen children for the developmental disorder and get them into earlier and more effective treatments.


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A study suggests it may be possible to detect autism in infants because of signs they may show at such an early age, such as avoiding eye contact. Babies who showed these signs seemed to be most likely to have autism.

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Learners as Individuals and Difference in Learning{TEACHING STRATEGIES}

Learners as Individuals and Difference in Learning{TEACHING STRATEGIES} | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it
We are all humans with different needs and perceptions. And as educators, this difference makes us think about the learning styles of our students. I'm sure you all know that not all students learn...

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Some children learn by doing things hands-on while others learn by simply observing. It's all about finding what works best for a child-"regular ed" or "special ed"-and using that to make learning easier for them.

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SpecialEd help on the Web: 15 Special Education Blogs - EdTechReview{TEACHING STRATEGIES}

SpecialEd help on the Web: 15 Special Education Blogs - EdTechReview{TEACHING STRATEGIES} | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it
The list of blogs highlighted in the article is the best for any teacher teaching special education students. They include tips, strategies and tools written by teachers from their experience and research.

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Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 6, 2014 8:07 AM
These are 15 blogs that deal with Special Education, where people write about different types of special needs and methods of teaching special needs children. A few of these blogs deal specifically with learning disabilities.
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27 Ways to Encourage Team Work in Your Class{TEACHING STRATEGIES}

27 Ways to Encourage Team Work in Your Class{TEACHING STRATEGIES} | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Some children on the autism spectrum lack an interest in teamwork, as they'd rather do things themselves in the way they want to. For this reason, it's important to show them-and other kids, not only those with special needs-why it's good to work as a team when with others.

 

Ways to do this include having them do activities in which it is easier to work as a team than an individual. Another way is to reward them for working together and providing reasons why teamwork is necessary.

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22 Tips for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders {TEACHING STRATEGIES}

22 Tips for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders {TEACHING STRATEGIES} | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it
I am currently teaching a practicum where my students (who are actually teachers getting their master’s degree in special education) are teaching students with special needs.

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Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 5, 2014 7:43 AM
It might be necessary to make sure peers understand the child to avoid any teasing during free time.
Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 5, 2014 7:44 AM
You can try to let the child out of any activities they won't like, such as certain games.
Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 5, 2014 7:46 AM
You can allow "some access to obsessive behavior as a reward for positive efforts."
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9 Strategies to Scaffold for Students Deeper Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning {TEACHING STRATEGIES}

9 Strategies to Scaffold for Students Deeper Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning {TEACHING STRATEGIES} | Special Ed: teaching strategies or methods and a variety of special needs | Scoop.it
9 tips for using "scaffolding" to structure information so people you are teaching remember more: http://t.co/ArWSPWCj9D
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Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 5, 2014 7:55 AM
You can try to make research simple by first having the child tell what they know about something and draw a picture. After doing some research, they will redraw the picture using what they know now. It's worth noting that children with physical needs may have a lot of trouble with this.
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New education model impacts teaching strategies {TEACHING STRATEGIES}

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Pedagogy of the 21st Century shares teaching strategies for educators.

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Educators William A Draves and Julie Coates have described high schools as using a "factory model", in which every student is taught the same way and expected to behave the same way. They stated that education is ineffective because of these expectations. They think that children need to be taught differently in a way that is best for them as an individual to learn, instead of them all getting the same information in the same way.

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911: An Autism Parable{SPECIAL NEEDS}

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A dream demonstrates the autistic experience.

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A woman on the autism spectrum, more specifically aspergers, blogs about a dream that illustrates what it feels like living with autism: she feels frustration when she can't complete simple tasks and feels like she can't do things right. Others don't offer to help her because they don't seem to notice she's having trouble. When they do notice, they offer alternatives that she can't do, either.

 

In the dream, she tried to call 911 on a burglar in her house, but had difficulty hitting the right numbers, instead accidentally dialing numbers like 822. She saw "my house was bustling with people, co-workers, friends, and family", but no one noticed she was having trouble.

 

Eventually, she told a co-worker she couldn't dial 911. The co-worker gave her a different phone number, which was even longer. The blogger didn't think she'd be able to dial anything.

 

When she woke up, she realized how she felt in the dream was similar to how she felt anytime she had trouble with something in her life. Even though there were other people around, they didn't notice she needed their help.

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