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My Other Brother Daryl

An ironic look at special education from TASH Newsletter, December 1987. "A Case For Teaching Functional Skills". A well-written cautionary tale that teachers should read.

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Verb Action Cards

Note: Review only, product no longer for sale.

Verbs move language

35 photographs are in full colour and packed with the actions kids know and love. Kids throwing balls, brushing hair, jumping and more! Each card is 4.5" x 5".

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Verb Action Cards

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A set of vocabulary cards just for children. The cards show children acting out thirty five common actions. (ie. jumping, cutting, lifting, brushing, etc...) A good way to explore the rather difficult to explain language concept of verbs.


Typical Access Profile

Auditory

Normal
Low
Extremely Low
Not Using Hearing
Hyper-Acute

Vision

Normal
Low
Extremely Low
Not Using Vision

Gross Motor

All
Some
Few
Not Using Gross Motor

Fine Motor

All
Some
Few
Not Using Fine Motor

Developmental Age Range

0 - 2
3 - 5
6 - 8
9 - 12
13 and Over

Language

Typical
Some Spoken
Receptive Only
Sign
Assistive/Augmentitive
Not Using Language
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Beginning To Use Switch Adapted Toys With Children With Special Needs

Since some children are easily distracted, it is best to remove distractions and setup toys in a manner that will keep the child interested and focused.  In order to make a switch adapted toy stand out from the rest of the environment during play, place dark colored toys on a light surface, such as a towel.  Place light colored toys on a dark surface.  This will make it easier for children to see the cause and effect of pressing the switch activating the toy. There are many switch adapted to choose from - ranging from a cuddly bunny to a fierce dinosaur!

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