Special Needs for Special Kids

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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This social story addresses the issue of telling the truth and why it is important. It was developed for students in elementary and middle school. The activities help you reinforce and practice this concept in a more generalized way. It also
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
11
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This social story addresses the issue of cursing by asking students to Choose the Best Word. It was developed for students with impulse control issues in middle and high school. The activities help you reinforce and practice this concept in a more
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
23
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Making Good Choices unit contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, but would also be very appropriate for K-1 students in a regular education setting. This social story addresses making the
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.50
13
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Using My Manners Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, but would also be very appropriate for K-1 students in a regular education setting. This social story addresses using
Subjects:
Life Skills, Special Education, Specialty
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.50
17
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Taking a Test Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism in middle and high school. This social story addresses how to take a test in a simplified but rigorous way for students
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Test Preparation, Special Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.50
9
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Let's Exercise Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story on exercising addresses being active in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse
Subjects:
Life Skills, Special Education, Health
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
$3.00
11
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This social story contains material specifically designed for students with autism and special learning needs. There are 2 versions of the story, activity, and pledge card. This social story on being generous addresses what it looks like to be
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
4
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Field Trip Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story on going on a field trip addresses appropriate behavior on a field trip in a simplified but rigorous way
Subjects:
Life Skills, Classroom Management, Special Education
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.00
67
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Good Sportsmanship Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story on good sportsmanship addresses what it looks like to be a good sport and why it is important in
Subjects:
Character Education, Coaching, Special Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$6.00
49
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Perseverance Social Story is a 15 page story addresses the need for students to keep trying and do their best. There is a story using photos for younger kids and a story using photos for older kids. I wrote and used this story on perseverance
Subjects:
Character Education, Test Preparation, Special Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$5.00
22
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Riding the School Bus Social Story addresses appropriate behavior while riding on the school bus. It was designed for students with autism and other special needs but would work well for K-1 students new to the experience of riding the school bus.
Subjects:
Life Skills, Classroom Management, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
64
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Picture Day Social Story is meant to help students ease the anxiety that comes with a change in routine as well as the pressure of taking the perfect picture on picture day. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated
Subjects:
Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
15
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
This unit on asking why addresses the challenges students with special needs may have in communicating and asking why. There is a book, power card, and worksheets to help students review the process of asking why. There are many opportunities for
Subjects:
Character Education, Oral Communication, Special Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
10
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Responsibility Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story on responsibility addresses what it looks like to be responsible in a simplified but rigorous way for
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
11
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Getting Angry Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story on feeling angry addresses what it feels like to be angry as well as some coping mechanisms in a
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
36
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Using a Calm Voice Social Story is created for an older or more mature audience that includes students with autism and other special learning needs. This social story on using a calm voice addresses students who would get really loud when they were
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
10
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Reading with the Teacher Social Story is meant to address those behavior issues that can occur during guided reading or other small group instruction times. It is a 15 page booklet specifically designed for students with special learning needs,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
3
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Staying in My Chair Social Story addresses the safety concerns of those students who like to lay on the floor rather than sitting in their chairs. Staying in My Chair Social Story was specifically designed for students with special learning needs,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.00
30
Digital Download PDF (2.52 MB)
By Special Needs for Special Kids
Talking with my Friends Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism in middle and high school. This social story on talking with my friends addresses how to participate in a
Subjects:
Character Education, Oral Communication, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
For Parents, Printables
$2.00
12
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By Special Needs for Special Kids
Lunch Time Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story addresses the process of going to lunch and appropriate behavior. It has 2 stories in one. One story
Subjects:
Life Skills, Special Education, Health
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
15
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I currently work with families in PA creating a vision for their loved ones by helping them learn tools to create a rich and everyday life for their family and their loved one with a disability. Previously, I spent 8 years teaching in a severe and profound classroom that serves students with autism and other behavior-related disorders while living in NC. ABA, VB, DDT, and TEACCH training. I also worked as a Curriculum Specialist helping teachers use rich curriculum content with even their most affected students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe all students, regardless of their abilities, should be taught at the highest level possible to help them grow and stretch beyond what they thought they could do. We all deserve a rich, rewarding life and to be a meaningful and contributing member to our community.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

New Teacher of the Year nominee 2007 Top 20 Finalist for Teacher of the Year, Johnston County 2009, 2013 Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month 2013

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from North Carolina School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. I then graduated from Western Carolina with a masters in severe and profound education in 2009.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I wasn’t supposed to be a teacher. I spent 8 years after high school pursing my dream of becoming a veterinarian. I graduated from North Carolina School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. I then spent the next two years living my dream and working with all kinds of loved furry family members. Then, in 1997, my son was born. A short 20 months later, we realized something was not right. He was diagnosed with autism and my entire life changed. I left my beloved career and spent every waking minute learning all I could to try and “save” my son. Along the way, I developed a deep love for these special kids and their families and realized I wanted to spend the rest of my life helping them find their way and maximize their potential. I decided to go back to school, and got my master’s in special education from Western Carolina University in 2009. Shortly after, I began teaching in a self-contained classroom that contained students with severe autism in grades K-5. I spent the next 5 years working with these amazing students and their families. I then was offered an amazing opportunity to become a curriculum specialist that gave me the opportunity to work with special education teachers throughout the county. I loved it, and then we moved. In 2015, my husband got a job offer he could not refuse so our family relocated from NC to PA. My son struggled with this move, and I was not able to go back to work. Although, he eventually transitioned successfully to a private school, his schedule made it impossible for me to work a job with regular hours. So, to keep my connection with the special education world, I began developing and selling curriculum material on line to teachers who taught students with significant disabilities. This has been incredibly fulfilling and enables me to be home to help my son. My son, Jimmy, is now 25 and no longer in school. The future is rather scary for my family right now, but I am determined to help him live a safe and happy life here at home. To contact me, email me at: specialneedsforspecialkids@gmail.com

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