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Incorporating pretend play can often be a great motivator for working on simple goals and tasks!
Students can practice prevocational skills and responsibility through on-campus jobs.
A repetitive drum game encourages children to listen and copy the rhythm.
Help students develop a stronger sense of self through this critical thinking activity.
Explore the senses while making cards of a variety of scents, textures, colors and sounds.
Encourage students who do not yet speak to vocalize meaningfully with these ideas!
A tactile object schedule can help children with transitions throughout the day.
Incorporate songs and movement into group activities for enhanced sensory participation!
Practice dressing up in costumes or everyday clothes to encourage body awareness!
Real tactile objects are used in this hands-on sequencing activity for students with multiple disabilities.
Practice relative position concepts and following instructions in a group with this activity!
Sort and package buttons to practice sequencing, planning and categorizing skills.
Real objects bring stories to life and help children build true comprehension of characters and more!
Take a sensory break with these movement song activities for groups!
Introduce counting throughout the day with these simple ideas!
Practice listening and gross motor skills with this adapted movement song!
Vary the tempo and dynamics to help students improve gross motor skills with song!
Children will learn to discover the similarities and differences of real objects.
Children will learn sequence in completing a project to use themselves or to give.
Introduce students to the food cycle with this fun Fall activity!
Introduce exercise into the daily routine as an important way to stay healthy!
Practice flicking motions to work on fine motor skills with the index finger and thumb.
Use real objects to promote efficient visual scanning of multiple objects.
Practice the usage of multiples of fives in daily life with coins and clocks!
Make the most of a student's usable vision by maximizing it with these visual activities!
Children who are blind can learn to distinguish the emotions of others.
The adapted old-school game makes a simple introduction to learning to kick!
Adapt the classic game to refine tactile discrimination, matching skills and social play!
Practice the usage of sound localization within orientation and mobility skills.
Use a flexible tube for children to hear themselves and promote listening skills!
Evoke a response from students with some usable vision using object identification.
Stimulate the vestibular system with this simple Q&A activity!
Encourage student's with some vision to reach or point to an object on request.
Stimulate the vestibular system while working on trunk control and balance!
Have fun making and playing with goo as a sensory and physical science project!
Practice sorting objects within a group to reinforce number skills and concept development.
Discuss the functions and traits of familiar elements in a child's environment.
Encourage searching techniques to help students explore and connect with their environment!
Use a Hula Hoop to practice various motor skills! Great for adapted PE classes!
Exaggerated responses are used to explore and identify different emotions.
Students learn appropriate social behavior through role playing!
Use real money to practice math and problem solving skills for daily life.
Directly teach and reinforce cause and effect concepts using these tips!
Expand students' usage of descriptive language, as well as visual and tactile discrimination.
Use a rubber band to practice independent movement of the hands.
Children will learn to maintain balance for more independent play and exercise!
Learning to use a telephone develops children's social and indolence skills for daily life.
Students use reasoning skills to decide whether the information is just plain silly or makes sense!
Help students understand the concept of money and its relative worth for things they need!
Encourage interaction among peers with music and a simple game!