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Activities for Kids: Exercises for Children in Wheelchairs. Physical activity is important for all children, including those children with special needs.

Activities for Kids: Exercises for Children in Wheelchairs

Even in a classroom with children who do not use wheelchairs, those who do have wheelchairs can still participate in modified activities. Warm-Ups: Ball-tossing activities work the upper body and hand-eye coordination, and they are great activities for kids that also work on social and team-building skills. Many children in wheelchairs need to work on their upper body strength; another great idea is to put poly spots on the ground and ask children to hop or run to each spot, and children in wheelchairs can push their chairs to each spot. Weightlifting exercises can also improve the upper body muscle coordination and strength. Yoga for Special Needs Children. When parents think about exercise and development for their children, they may not initially think about yoga, relegating it as an activity for adults.

Yoga for Special Needs Children

Instead, team sports, gymnastics or karate classes are more likely to come to mind. However, yoga can be very beneficial for all children, whether they have special needs or not. Like more traditional exercises, yoga promotes a healthy, active lifestyle and will help keep your child from becoming overweight – a serious problem that faces many children in the United States. Yoga has other benefits as well, like improved posture, which is good for all children.

Along with the physical benefits of yoga, it can also help your child develop mentally. Children's Fitness: Fitness for Children With Special Needs. These days it's probably more common to find a remote, keyboard or video game controller in the hands of a child at play than a ball, glove or earthworm.

Children's Fitness: Fitness for Children With Special Needs

And because physical activity is so important during the formative years of children's lives, it's crucial to ensure they're getting the exercise they need. Use the Children's Fitness Web Guide to get insight into childhood exercise and tips for getting kids off the couch and into the yard. Fitness for Children With Special Needs Children with disabilities face unique challenges, but in many instances they can still participate in physical activities. Special Education Transition Services for Students with Disabilities. Your browser does not support JavaScript!

Special Education Transition Services for Students with Disabilities

This site uses JavaScript but is fully functional without it. Special Education News & Announcements October is Disability History and Awareness Month In 2009, the General Assembly passed a resolution, initiated by a group of youth with disabilities, designating October as Disability History and Awareness Month (DHAM). VDOE's Transition Services website provides support, information and resources designed to improve the outcomes of students with disabilities in transition from middle / secondary education to postsecondary education and employment.

The key to successful transition is careful planning. Transition Planning1. Special Education. Classroom Rules for Teachers. Rules are an important aspect of every classroom, especially when you're working with high school students. Class rules, Classroom rules poster and Expectations school. List of Classroom Rules. Establishing a set of classroom rules on your first day back to school will set the tone for a productive new school year.

List of Classroom Rules

Pick 5-10 classroom rules from the big list below that would best fit your students. Write down your main classroom rules on a chart and hang the rules in a highly visible area of the classroom. Put the rules on your main bulletin board as a reminder of classroom expectations. See big list of classroom rules below: List of U.S. government websites for students, parents and educators. Home > Links > For Students Here's a list of links to websites that are both educational and fun.

List of U.S. government websites for students, parents and educators Web Tools for Teachers: Classroom Management. There are a lot of great classroom management tools on the web.

Web Tools for Teachers: Classroom Management

The tools below are free, easy to use, and they do what they say they will do: Differentiation Blooming Apps– A large collection of resources connected to the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy. The Differentiator– Experiment to create differentiated objectives for students of all levels. Gradebooks Engrade– Engrade accelerates achievement by enabling educators to connect the right learning resources to the right student at the right time. JumpRope– JumpRope helps teachers, schools, and districts move beyond traditional grades towards standards-based feedback on mastery. LearnBoost– Our beautiful design and wonderful user experience makes you wonder why you’ve been using other gradebook software. Developing Questions for Critical Thinking. Home - Visual Thinking Strategies.

Visual Thinking. Spatial & Sequential Thinking Spatial and sequential thinking are two different mental organisations that affect the way people view the world. Sequential thinking is step by step linear thinking over time, while spatial thinking is an holistic system where all knowledge is interconnected in space. Auditory thinking is associated with sequential thinking and visual-spatial thinking is associated with spatial thinking. The sequential system involves analysis, progression from simple to complex, organisation of information and linear deductive reasoning. It is influenced by hearing and language and an awareness of time. Visual-spatial thinking is the hallmark of creativity and visual spatial learners usually gravitate to the creative professions eg. art, design, architecture, computer programming, graphics, animation, physics.

Traditional teaching techniques tend to be designed for auditory sequential learners. Try this simple task. A parent's viewpoint...

A way to communicate with your students and parents