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By spedteecher
This is a 37 page unit with the goal of teaching secondary life skills students with disabilities basic money and purchasing skills. This unit is taught over a period of at least 3 weeks. This unit includes topics such as rounding up to the next
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Vocational Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$8.00
115 ratings
4.0
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By spedteecher
Contains 2 printable shopping mall scavenger hunts for high school life skills students. Each hunt is 2 pages in length. Each scavenger hunt requires students to locate stores that sell certain products, locate products in specific kinds of
Subjects:
Specialty, Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$2.00
42 ratings
4.0
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By spedteecher
This is a pack of 10 community outing printable activities for high school life skills students with disabilities. The focus of most of the activities includes locating store departments, aisles, products, and prices. Students will also need to
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Vocational Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$5.00
33 ratings
4.0
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By spedteecher
Contains: two 12 slide PowerPoint Presentations with animation and 22 pages of student worksheets and activities. Answer keys included! Each PowerPoint is a whole class activity in which students follow a character throughout their day and the
Subjects:
Math, Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$7.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By spedteecher
Contains: 15 slide PowerPoint 4 page student PowerPoint fill-in printable 26 911 situation cards 911 worksheet This folder contains a 15 slide PowerPoint all about calling 911. The PowerPoint is accompanied
Subjects:
Specialty, Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$5.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By spedteecher
Contains 1 three page printable "Department Scavenger Hunt" for secondary life skills students with disabilities. Text is in a 16 font. The scavenger hunt requires students to locate store departments, specific items, sizes, brands, and prices.
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Vocational Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.00
28 ratings
4.0
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By spedteecher
Contains: PowerPoint Presentation with animation and a student printable containing 4 pages. This folder contains an 18 slide Community Safety PowerPoint with eye catching animation that is sure to keep students engaged. The PowerPoint is
Subjects:
Specialty, Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
$4.50
14 ratings
4.0
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By spedteecher
This file contains 10 pages of Halloween functional academics including: 2 "calculator" math printables - each at different levels of difficulty 1 "estimating totals" math printable 1 "do you have enough money" math printable 1 Halloween reading
Subjects:
Specialty, Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
19 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.24 MB)
By spedteecher
Contains 3 printable "Supermarket Community Outing Activities" for secondary life skills students with disabilities. Included are 2 pages of directions and 7 student printables. Text is in 14-16 fonts. These scavenger hunts require students to
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Vocational Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.00
23 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.95 MB)
By spedteecher
This is a 36 page unit with the goal of teaching secondary life skills students with disabilities about doctors, symptoms, and medical care, taught over a period of at least 3 weeks. This unit includes topics such as scheduling and preparing for a
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$7.00
23 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.45 MB)
By spedteecher
Contains: 17 student printables, table of contents, teacher notes, and answer key! Students will learn how to calculate their salary for a day, and then for a week, by multiplying the number of hours worked by the hourly pay amount, using a
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Vocational Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By spedteecher
This is a "Medication Labels" unit that teaches secondary life skills students with disabilities to understand medication packages and labels. This 13 page unit starts with reading comprehension activities and follows with 7 additional printable
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Vocational Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$4.00
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.93 MB)
By spedteecher
This file contains 13 pages of Holiday functional academics including: Printables: Holiday Shopping: Estimating the Total - 2 levels of difficulty Sale! Buy 1 get 1 free John Plans His Holiday Shopping Social Story: Receiving a Gift You Don't
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By spedteecher
Contains: 2 Back to School Personal Information Packets - 1 for parents and 1 for students. Each packet is 3 pages. The parent packet contains a contacts page and 2 pages of response questions that will enable you to learn more about your
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Back to School
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, For Parents
$3.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By spedteecher
Contains: *2 Fire Safety PowerPoints with animation *Student fill-in printables that coincide with each PowerPoint *2 bonus vocabulary worksheets This folder contains 2 fire safety
Subjects:
Specialty, Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$5.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By spedteecher
Contains: 24 slide PowerPoint Presentation with animation and 33 pages of student worksheets developed for different learning levels. Included is a 5 page printable that students fill in with key words as the class moves through the PowerPoint
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Summer
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$4.50
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By spedteecher
"All About Bullying" was created for high school students with disabilities such as intellectual disability and autism. The focus of the presentation is to teach students with disabilities what bullying is. Included are examples of various kinds
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, School Counseling
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Multimedia
$4.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By spedteecher
Contains 2 sets of "Quick Transitioning Tips for Any Age and Ability" 1 set for teachers and 1 set for parents. Each set is 2 pages. Applies to any age from elementary to secondary level. Extremely useful at the start of the school year! All
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Professional Development
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, For Parents, Professional Development
$2.00
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By spedteecher
This awesome 53 slide PowerPoint addresses many important aspects of being a camp counselors today including; understanding disabilities, being an effective communicator, providing positive behavior support, and being a good role model. This is the
Subjects:
Professional Development, Summer, Coaching
Grades:
Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
$4.50
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These self-esteem worksheets were created for use with my high school life skills class. It provided opportunities for students to understand what self-esteem is, how they feel about themselves, and how others feel about them. Great back to school
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching special education for seventeen years and specialize in autism. I have taught students with a wide range of disabilities and special needs in various public school districts and specialty schools with students ranging from age five through adulthood. I have taught both integrated as well as many self-contained classrooms. I have assisted in the mainstreaming of students with autism who have behavior difficulties into the public school environment. I have spent years modifying various grade level curriculums as well as developing new curriculum to meet the needs of individual student programs. These have included language, community and vocational skills, functional academics and activities of daily living. I use the methods of Applied Behavioral Analysis and believe in taking data. I have written and implemented many behavior plans for students with various behavioral difficulties. I also conduct staff training as well.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in hands-on, student centered learning. Lessons should contain visual, auditory, and hands-on components as much as possible. Teachers must step back to allow students to take initiative and problem solve in order to become independent and confident. I believe parents are a vital part of the child's educational team and a child should learn to be his/her own best advocate.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduate: Special Education Concentration: Severe Disabilities Graduate: Deaf Education 30 Credits Undergrad: Elementary Education Concentration: Hearing and Communication

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