Special Education Lesson Plans for Parents

How to Create Special Education Lesson Plans to Use at Home

As a parent of a child with special needs, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. Between planning after-school activities and bringing them to their therapies, it can be challenging to plan any at-home study time. But, taking thirty minutes out of your day to make a fun special education lesson plan for your child will make a big difference.

Fine Motor Development Activities

Fine motor skills deal with the development and ability to create movements using the small muscles in the hands and wrists. Between using a pencil to write or feeding themselves at lunch, these movements are essential for school use. Around age six is when most of these skills are developed. However, if your child has developmental delays, it may take longer for them to master these skills. But with the right activities, you can help them progress and have fun while doing so!

Here are some fun activities to try at home:

  • Play with Blocks or Legos
  • Molding Clay or Playdoh
  • Tearing and Cutting Paper

Gross Motor Development Activities

Gross motor skills deal with major muscle movements in the torso, arms, and legs and are most often acquired during childhood. In fact, by the time a child reaches two years of age, almost all children can stand up, walk, and run. Due to developmental delays, some children may struggle to keep up. But with the addition of some gross motor-centered activities, you can help your kid reach their highest potential.

Here are some fun activities to try at home:

  • Jumping Rope
  • Jungle Gym/Climbing
  • Beanbag Toss

Sensory Integration Activities

Some children with developmental disabilities, especially those with Autism, require sensory integration techniques to alleviate sensory processing issues. Through consistent exposure to sensory stimulation in a structured way, the brain will adapt and allow children to process and react more efficiently. A great way to expose your child to sensory integration is through at-home activities.

Here are some fun activities to try at home:

  • Create Sensory Bins
  • Play in a Sandbox
  • Make Slime

How The Deron School Can Help

Since 1967, The Deron School has offered a state-approved private school program and services tailored to your child’s needs. If you believe that your child would benefit from our wide array of resources and services, don’t hesitate to reach out to our leadership team with any admission inquiries.