If you need a terrific resource for ideas, activities, accommodations and supports for students with complex disabilities and learning needs, then the Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs blog is just what you’ve been looking for! Kate Ahern, an assistive technology specialist and special education teacher hosts this blog with countless resources to use and share.
If you need ideas for use of a single message switch, free online switch games, ideas for AAC, links to free and low cost pictures, iPad and app ideas, transition activities, accommodations for students with Autism or any of the other countless supports focused on students with significant needs, then head over to Kate’s blog today! It will become a constant and valued resource that you will return to again and again!
Small recordable blocks allow you to record a custom message, up to 30 seconds, played back with a simple press of the block. Use them to convey instructions at center tables, reinforce skills such as phonics, site words, mental math, vocabulary and more. They can also be used to support communication for students with limited verbal skills, practice speaking and listening, record in a story-starter, or prompt for social skills conversation. Record in applause or cheering to reinforce your student behavior and participation. Ideas are only limited by your imagination!
A clear plastic cover allows you to insert a picture prompt, corresponding letter,number word, etc. Priced between $65-$70 for a set of 5, they are an affordable classroom addition.
Find them at Learning Resources
If you use communication devices, switches and adapted toys with your students, you need to check out Enabling Devices free resources. Go to their website www.enablingdevices.com and look for Free Downloads in the left column. Tons of useful information!