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Friday, June 17, 2011

Special Needs Awareness Lesson Plans

Some of you have requested lesson plans for the
and I finally finished them!

You can download them here...

I have included links to other great resources and teaching ideas I have found, including a list of children's books. Here are some of the books we used. There are other great ones out there, but we were limited to the titles our local library had on hand. The first 3 were big hits with the boys. The others are geared towards kids a little bit older.

We also continue to watch our Signing Time DVDs almost every day. If you haven't read the story behind the creation of these DVDs, you can read it here.

Here is a quote from it...
While sign language is beneficial for every child, Rachel confesses a more personal goal. She says, "My hope is that everyone will know a little sign, just as most people know a little Spanish - so when your child sees my child at the park, there would be no awkwardness, no communication barrier, just three signs... "Hi ... friend ... play'... that is all it would take to change her world."

Here is a video of my sweet niece Oliva, who has low functioning Autism and distal arthrogryposis singing along to her favorite Signing Time DVD. Does it get any cuter than this??? :)


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