I have a lot of experience with special needs populations of all ages; from a classroom setting, to respite work, to hanging out on the curb with my elderly neighbor in the adult assisted living program and comparing the feats and blunders of various presidents throughout history. My classroom products span nearly all areas of academics. I also teach private and group art lessons
Be patient, be positive, and talk to the kids in a way that encourages them to raise what they are capable of. At the same time, remember that the less that learning feels like work, the more they will want to do it! It may not always be easy but chances are, if you are having fun, they are too.
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I make some of my work sheets with Photoshop and some using only Boardmaker. I will usually find symbols to use for words that have no default symbol in Boardmaker. If needed, I will sometimes also create and add an image to my Boardmaker Library for words that just have no reasonably similar image. I hope that you love my products!