Severe to Profound Teachers Example of My Daily Schedule

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  1. Aspieteacher47

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    I have found that many teachers who work with moderate/severe disabilities the primary focus is usually on autism. However, there are some of us who work with Multiple Disabilties/Medically Fragile Needs. I have enclosed a sample daily schedule of how I run my class. The key with these students is keeping their attention. Many of them have less than fifteen minutes of focus time. I do rotations of activities in my class to help keep up the pace and allows minimum stimulation without overstimulating my students' level. I am a teacher in the post-secondary transition program focusing on adult life skills in the following domains: community, daily living (independent living skills), recreation/leisure, social/emotional, and vocation. I hope this will help other teacher who need assistance in structuring their daily routine.

    7:30- bus pick up

    7:35-8:05 Morning Meeting (Personal Information Binders)

    8:30-8:45 breakfast

    9:00-10:00 Vocation Rotations:
    9:00-9:15 Vocation Work Tasks Box Activities
    9:15-9:30 Vocation File Folder Activities
    9:30-9:45 Red box hands on vocation tasks
    9:45-10:00 Interactive Whiteboard Lesson

    10:00-10:10 clean up (return materials)

    10:10-11:10 Independent Living Skills Rotations:
    10:10-10:25 Independent Living File Folder Activities
    10:25-10:40 Personal Hygiene Activities
    10:40-11:00 Independent Living work task box
    activities
    11:00-11:10 Interactive Whiteboard Lesson

    11:15-11:45 class lunch/teacher lunch/class assistant lunch

    11:45-11:55 clean up (throw trash away)

    12:00-12:40 Recreation/Leisure (student choice)
    LVN’s lunch break

    12:50-1:50 Community Exploration Rotations:
    12:50-1:05 Interactive Whiteboard Videos (Attainment)
    1:05-1:20 Community File Folder Activities
    1:20-1:35 Community work task box activities
    1:35-1:50 Interactive Whiteboard Lesson

    1:50-2:25 Housekeeping (cleaning the entire class, wiping off chairs, tables, desks, take out trash to large dumpster, sweeping the floor, returning clutter to proper areas.

    2:30 bus departure
    The majority of my materials are hand made and printed directly from TPT (teachers pay teachers) and I also use the Shoebox Tasks Curriculum from the TEACCH institute in North Carolina (the white plastic boxes that have very basic vocation skills)

    Students will be toileted in between instruction as assigned by LVN’s
     
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  3. TeacherNY

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    Where do you get your file folder activities?
     
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    While I do not know your student's needs, for the future, maybe consider incorporating story time and basic math.
    Basic biology should also be considered.

    I teach grades 2-4 in a 12:1:1 setting. The students are academically-delayed (require modified academic instruction and a special class structure). I focus on academics most of the day.
     
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    I am in a 6:1:3 class and we are required to focus on academics. It can include functional academics but in a week we have to have 5 periods of ELA and Math and 2 periods each of SS and Science.
    I'm not sure what state the OP is in but they might have different requirements.
     
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    My instructional focus is on adult like independent skills. They are no longer required to learn academic standards because they are enrolled in a post-secondary (after high school) transition to adulthood program which services the needs of adult special needs from ages 18-22. The main domains are: community based instruction, daily living skills, ELD (English Language Development for English Language Learners only), Recreation/Leisure skills, social emotional/coping skills, vocation exploration.
     
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    Hi. I am also required to focus on academics (ELA, Math, etc.). My students are required to meet grade level expectations and functional academics need not be planned (according to administration).
     
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    That makes a lot of sense. I teach elementary, so that is a huge gap.
     

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