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Kathleen Ahern

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Kathleen Ahern
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"All magic in education is a combo of careful planning, deliberate waiting and excellent timing." - Kate Ahern, M.S.Ed.
 
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By Kathleen Ahern
This product includes a slideshow about implementing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) at home, communication partner goals, a key ring of techniques to promote language expansion and article describing the theory behind the program
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, ...
Types:
Printables, PowerPoint Presentations, Other
$20.00
$17.00
5
Digital Download ZIP (5.02 MB)
By Kathleen Ahern
These augmentative and alternative communication boards are intended for students who are verbal but have low intelligibility.Students with dyspraxia, autism, cerebral palsy, stutter, articulation problems and other conditions may benefit from
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Activities, Printables, Other
$4.00
$2.50
16
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By Kathleen Ahern
A book to teach students who are AAC users 30 core words to increase their ability to create unique communication.
Subjects:
Special Education
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Printables
$9.00
$7.00
23
Digital Download PDF (4.10 MB)
By Kathleen Ahern
Bingo boards to reinforce community sign identification.
Subjects:
Life Skills, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.00
$1.50
12
Digital Download PDF (2.15 MB)
By Kathleen Ahern
This packet covers using the Dollar Up (aka Next Dollar) system of estimating purchases. This system is often taught to children and adult with cognitive disabilities as a life skill. Include instruction, sample "play" money, a money number line
Subjects:
Applied Math, Special Education, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8
$10.00
$8.00
3
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By Kathleen Ahern
These labels enhance your ability to pair spoken words with picture symbols and increase AAC skills. Just print, cut out, laminate (if desired) and hang near these common items and use for modeling and visual supports.
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Early Intervention, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Printables, Other
$5.00
$3.00
3
Digital Download PDF (0.15 MB)
By Kathleen Ahern
This book was created to be used as part of a unit on China or Animals. The text is intended to be read aloud by a teacher or aide.
Subjects:
Special Education
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Other
$1.00
7
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By Kathleen Ahern
Middle school science vocabulary adapted for teaching to learners with complex communication needs/AAC users. Core vocabulary words are in all caps to assist in modeling language on the user‘s AAC system. Ideal for inclusion settings.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts
$2.00
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Kathleen Ahern
Six picture symbol recipes for special needs cooking groups including two kinds of salsa, two casseroles and two desserts!
Subjects:
Cooking, Occupational Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Other
$5.00
$3.50
5
Digital Download ZIP (0.54 MB)
By Kathleen Ahern
A story to explain what happens during an EEG, uses Mayer-Johnson Boardmaker Symbols.
Subjects:
School Psychology, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
EBooks
$1.00
3
Digital Download PDF (0.36 MB)
By Kathleen Ahern
print, cut out and laminate these dominos and then use with your students who have complex communication needs to teach core vocabulary words for AAC
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
$1.50
5
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By Kathleen Ahern
This set of materials is designed for classrooms or therapists serving children with language and/or communication disorders, including autism. This kit includes an augmentative and alternative communication board for story time, core vocabulary
Subjects:
Reading, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literature Circles, Activities, Printables
$10.00
$7.00
1
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By Kathleen Ahern
This book was created to teach older learners color. It includes age appropriate images (no babies or toys). One color per page with vibrant images. Use to play Eye Spy or work on receptive or expressive language as well. It is recommended to
Subjects:
Special Education
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Other
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By Kathleen Ahern
To be printed on card stock or laminated this fan allows on-the-go communication for those who use AAC or PECS style communication.
Subjects:
Special Education
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Other
$3.00
$2.00
4
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By Kathleen Ahern
Files for special needs students learning about Lincoln in school. A cut and paste picture symbol book, a picture symbol bingo game, a picture recipe, picture directions for a craft activity and more. Files are PDF and Boardmaker.
Subjects:
U.S. History, Presidents' Day, Special Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Other
$10.00
$7.00
Digital Download ZIP (2.73 MB)
By Kathleen Ahern
A list of vocabulary defined by core word vocabulary with a picture symbol or photo for each.
Subjects:
Literature, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.98 MB)
By Kathleen Ahern
recipes for various kinds of play dough, paint and more!
Subjects:
Other (Arts)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Other
$8.50
$5.00
1
Digital Download PPTX (2.30 MB)
By Kathleen Ahern
Have your students use their bingo daubers to mark the circles and practice one to one correspondence and counting.
Subjects:
Numbers, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities
$1.00
4
Digital Download ZIP (0.24 MB)
By Kathleen Ahern
tags to be filled out, printed and laminated and attached to a communication device or back pack for non-verbal students who use non-traditional ways of communicating yes and no.
Subjects:
Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Other
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.01 MB)
By Kathleen Ahern
A slide show which can be used with a projector or printed and used as a book for students with moderate to severe disabilities to learn about China.
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Special Education
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.99
$1.00
Digital Download PPTX (5.81 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teacher of Learners with Severe Special Needs since 1997.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Eclectic - thematic units, Unique Learning Program, ABA and DTT

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Who's Who Among Amercian College and University Students 1997 Evie Anasis Award for Community Service 1998

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Simmons College, BA in special needs and sociology, 1998 Simmons College, MS in intensive special needs, 1999

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Author of Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs at teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com

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