Welcome to a spot to share ideas for working with students in exceptional education in public schools.
Please describe activities you've successfully used with students to improve fine motor and self-help skills.
Creative classroom adaptations for sensory-based and ergonomic needs are sought. Technology applications, low and high tech, are appreciated.
Above all--be positive and professional in sharing your experiences and ideas. Thanks.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Visual Delights for Students
Spent some time scheduling students this morning, in one of my classes for young students with severe intellectual disabilities, and the creative teacher demo'd a bunch of treats she'd found over the summer. Here's just one of her new "tools" for helping the students attend to the world around them:
These speakers are powered by the computer and produce a light show, in cadence with the music played via the computer. If you want to highlight a brief educational video or other digital image, combine it with music on your computer and the dancing lights will help attract a student's visual attention to the screen.
Even more alluring when you turn off the overhead lights!
No, no--not the aurora borealis. The speakers project an image onto the ceiling.