Special educational needs teaching resources: Physical aids

Resources and ideas for special educational needs, physical aids, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

KS1 - Tell the Time

KS1 - Tell the Time

KS1 PowerPoint presentation on tell the time: 1 o'clock to 12 o'clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to.This can be used as a presentation- students can come to the board and draw in the clock hands, or it can be cut out and laminated to make a flip chart with the accompanying hands.There are also worksheets to accompany.

By LearnersLabyrinth

Placemat for pupils with ASD / ADHD

Placemat for pupils with ASD / ADHD

I created this placemat to aid pupils (and teachers) during lessons, you will have to insert a picture of the pupil in the appropriate section. The 1,2,3,4 is the lesson activities (What you what the pupil to complete in the lesson and the = reward section is their own personal motivators (5 minute reward time). The personal targets section may be a lesson target or a behavioural target. In addition the traffic light noise levels are used to show pupils what noise they need to be on. Red is silence, Yellow is classroom voice and Green is classroom noise.

By elliot_blackmore

ASD Swimming stokes and progressions visuals

ASD Swimming stokes and progressions visuals

These visuals are basic and very effective, I have used them to help 100s of ASD pupils learn how to swim. They are basic, but like i said they are also very helpful. Print them A3 and laminate them for best use at a swimming pool.

By elliot_blackmore

ASD Now and Next boards

ASD Now and Next boards

Now and next boards for pupils with ASD - Now and Next's should be used for activities for example Now is writing Next is reward time. These should be printed out and laminated.

By elliot_blackmore

Fine Motor and Handwriting Development Activities

Fine Motor and Handwriting Development Activities

This resource provides a range of activities to develop fine motor skills, designed with learners with severe learning difficulties in mind. It is by no means exhaustive, but covers a range of activities to develop discrimination of left and right, hand-eye coordination, crossing the mid-line, in-hand strength, finger and in-hand manipulations, finger isolation skills, grasps, releases, pencil control skills, early drawing skills and early letter formation skills.

By trogfoot

Basic Pencil Skills

Basic Pencil Skills

A small A4 printable booklet for tracking and basic pencil skills. Developed for SEN pupils but could be used elsewhere. I use it as a wipe off activity by laminating it and giving pupils a dry wipe marker but you can use it however you wish!

By bevevans22

Teacher Calendar 2017

Teacher Calendar 2017

A teacher calendar with individual months in A4 size. Download is fully editable.Available in colour only but ink friendly!See the preview for more info!

By PollyPuddleduck

Student Calendar 2017

Student Calendar 2017

A student calendar with individual months in Letter Size. Download is fully editable.Available in colour and b/w.See the preview for more info!

By PollyPuddleduck

10 Ways to Improve Your Teaching of Exceptional Learners

10 Ways to Improve Your Teaching of Exceptional Learners

While all students are exceptional, there are some students who are identified asexceptional learners (e.g., specific learning disability, emotionally handicapped). As aclassroom teacher, it is your responsibility to educate all students to the best of yourability, even if you have never had any training in exceptional education.

By KDP1911

Fave Five Tools and Interventions

Fave Five Tools and Interventions

Today’s students have diverse learning needs. To help all your students havequality learning, try one of these tools or interventions or go to the associatedwebsite. Join the discussion on KDP Global at my.kdp.orgLog in and share your tips!

By KDP1911

Fine motor skills

Fine motor skills

A list of activities that can be done to improve fine motor skills. Includes a non-cook playdough recipe.

By RJR_38

Pencil Skills Pattern Cards

Pencil Skills Pattern Cards

A set of 3 sheets with different patterns for developing pencil skills. Activities for straight lines, curves and loops. Each sheet contains a template with partial guidelines and the same template totally blank, allowing you to create your own patterns for learners to follow. The three designs (without blanks) are also available as images. These can be used on any tablet or touch screen device, in conjunction with an art app or program, to further develop motor skills

By tesSpecialNeeds

Castanet Playing Song

Castanet Playing Song

Does your class love playing Castanets?Do they love spanish flavoured music?Then this is the song for your class!"Castanet o Castanet" is great song to encourage your class to play castanets.Castanets are great tools to help develop child's pincer grip which is useful when learning to hold a pen, etc.This package includes 6 items:1. The song2. The song lyrics3. A song description4. Sheet music5. Song chords 6. A special bonus: a simplified chord version as well suitable for teachers who like playing basic guitar or piano!You can listen to the song by copying the following website link to your internet browser and clicking on the song "Castanet o Castanet" on the webpage:https://ahjaystelino.com/music-therapy-songs/Ole!

By ahjaystelino

Pre Writing Skills Cards

Pre Writing Skills Cards

Very clear, simple sheets that can be laminated and used with a dry wipe marker. These contain shapes to be drawn within rather than dotted lines to follow. Each shape has a green start point and a red end point. Covers straight lines, zig zags and curves.

By tesSpecialNeeds

Basic Essay Scaffold

Basic Essay Scaffold

These are basic essay scaffolds (one for planning and one for the final product) that I use for students in Stage 4 or those with a learning difficulty. They are a great supplement when offering exam/assessment modification/differentiation. They're not complex and allow students to plan and use a writing booklet, with guiding questions to inform their structure and comments in any context. Definitely a good buy. Be sure to review my resources (honestly, too). I wish to continually improve. I ever you find that you couldn't fins a resource in Tes that you needed, let me know. I'll make it. CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/ResourcesyouwantCHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN:I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwantKeywords: scaffold english template structure essay exposition writing learning support help differentiation handout worksheet work sheet tool strategy hsc argument argumentative speech debating discussion simple easy accessible paragraph layout

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'It's Beginning to Feel A lot Like Christmas' A festive themed communication through touch activity

'It's Beginning to Feel A lot Like Christmas' A festive themed communication through touch activity

'I'ts Beginning to Feel A Lot Like Christmas' is a festive themed communication through touch activity for PMLD learners. There are several different parts to the activity with each part having a physical / touch action to do with your student, each section is also accompanied by a suggested piece of Christmas music. This activity will get everyone feeling festive and can be carried with individual students or as a small group.

By prestkat

KS2 Descriptive Writing Resource Bundle

KS2 Descriptive Writing Resource Bundle

Descriptive writing bundle that includes 16 handy printable sheets that children can look at to help them choose subject-specific vocabulary for descriptive writing. Sheets may be modified for your particular lesson(s), and it is suggested that you laminate these, as they are multi-use.PACK 11) Castle scene2) City scene3) Outer space scene4) Pirate ship/island scene5) Dinosaur world scene6) Forest scene7) Beach/holiday scenePACK 21) Rainforests2) Romans3) Gods and Goddesses 4) Cold ClimatesHOLIDAY PACK1) Halloween2) Bonfire Night3) Christmas4) Valentine's Day5) Easter

By vcurrie19

All about the colour RED for EYFS/KS1

All about the colour RED for EYFS/KS1

A lovely little starter book for EYFS and/or for KS1 for the first week back to recap! This pack focuses on colour recognition of RED! Download includes-A mini workbook for students. Includes This Week's Colour Poster and This Month's Colour Poster.Also includes a few flashcards that can be used for display purposes.

By PollyPuddleduck

Anger and Challenging Behaviour management cards

Anger and Challenging Behaviour management cards

A set of 18 pocket sized set of reminders for children who have trouble managing their anger. Strategies to use when stressed. Blank cards are included for specific instructions and can be written on with a pen. These can be useful when used with the Stressometer - one at home and one at school with consistent messages can help your child to regulate themselves.Print them off (I suggest you laminate them) and pop on a keyring. Or print as large posters round the room

By stalbanseps

Revised coloured handwriting paper

Revised coloured handwriting paper

Hopefully easier to open now. Also the tracks are slightly smaller. This seems to be more helpful for children who need help with letter sizes and ascenders and descenders than paper with coloured lines. Also they seem to like the novelty of writing on colour. Any comments or suggestions for improvements?

By RDT

ESSAYS MADE EASY

ESSAYS MADE EASY

This bundle contains resources on how to write essays, developing theses, developing strong essay language, essay scaffolds for differentiated support (this is a TES endorsed resource and has featured on two different TES articles), essay planning, critical analysis of texts, etc. This is a good buy! check out my TES endorsements: Here: https://www.tes.com/au/teaching-resources/secondary-planning?utm_campaign=RES-1800&utm_content=au-term4-planning&utm_source=tes-site&utm_medium=landing-pageHere: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/supporting-students-core-subjectsAnd here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/basic-essay-scaffold-11292572CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/ResourcesyouwantI am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwant

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