• Teaching Core Words a weekly plan

    Teaching Core Words

    When teaching core words it helps to have a plan. That way we can make the most of incidental and structured teaching and learning. When selecting the core words to teach I consider two options. Option One – DLM first 40 The first option is to go straight to the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) first 40 and select directly from…

  • Core Communication Board

    Core Communication

    I use a core communication board in my classroom all day every day. Why? Because, everyone has a right to communicate and everyone has something to say. This includes our students who are non-verbal. Therefore, the way I support students who are non-verbal or have difficulty drawing on oral language when needed, is by teaching these highly versatile words using…

  • Behavior Lanyard

    Behavior Lanyard

    A behavior lanyard could be something you are looking for as you return back to school. Luckily I have another week off yet but some of you may only have had the Easter Break off. Either way we will all need to revisit our class rules and tighten up any behaviors that may have crept in over the break. A…

  • 5 Rock Stars Interactive Song and Books

    Rock Stars Interactive Song and Book

    Rock Stars interactive song and book is a great way to engage your students with special needs. Particularly great for slightly older kids. It is so hard to find age appropriate activities. The students I teach are turning 9 and they love this song and the book, but it would suit older students too. I have included a Rock Star…

  • Easter Pre-writing patterns free and great for special education and preschool

    Easter Pre-Writing Patterns

    Pre-writing patterns help prepare students for later letter formation. Are you looking for some FREE Easter pre-writing patterns? If so then I have some really cute ones for you. Even better than that they are so easy to prep. AND they will save you money as they are all black and white. Eggcited! See what I did there! Sorry, I…

  • Interactive Book Spring

    Spring Interactive Book

    Yes it’s true, spring has sprung in this spring interactive book. If you live in the opposite side of the world to me you are in the season of spring, you lucky things. I have just the thing for your little cherubs at home or at school. Particularly good for students with Autism due to its simplicity and predictable pattern…

  • Easter Same or Different

    If you are after an Easter same or different FREE printable then you are in luck. Perhaps you are looking for a great matching or sorting activity suitable for special education, preschool or kindergarten then you have found it. Do you want something that your students (or child) will really enjoy? Well you have come to the right place. I…

  • Ann from Aroha Special Ed

    Welcome To My Website

    Welcome. Are you looking for great printables and ideas for your students in Special Education, Preschool or Kindergarten? Do you teach in a Special School, special class, regular school with some students who have special needs? Maybe you teach children at home in the early years of schooling or perhaps have a child with autism or intellectual impairment? Then this…