Sound Unit for Special Education

Total Pages: 80
File Size: 8 MB



Sound Unit contains 80 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on sound addresses the characteristics of different sounds in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the different sounds objects and animals make. This repetition encourages true understanding of sounds. Finally, many of the sound activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation. Bonus: there is a social story on how to deal with sounds that may be too loud, a common issue for our students with autism and sensory issues.
Sound Unit includes:

2 books on sound
With my Ears : 11 page story about things you hear every day (This is a macro-enable power point so sounds will play as you go through each slide)
On the Farm I Hear : 20 page pdf book about sounds you hear in different locations

Sound Vocabulary board
•18 Symbol board developed to use while teaching the material on sounds to assist students in participating in discussion and asking questions

Social Story on Sounds
That’s Too Loud :19 page story about when there may be loud noises and ways to handle sensory overload

Sound Worksheet
•Cut and paste worksheet that has students match pictures to words that describe certain sounds
•Includes directions and suggestions for differentiation

Sound Sorting Activities
•Sorting picture symbols of things that are loud vs quiet
•Sorting picture symbols by location the sound occurs
•Directions and differentiation suggestions included

Sound Clips Activity
•Windows media file that includes 20 different sound clips
•Sound cards that go with sound clips for students to choose from when listening to file

Sounds I Hear Booklet
•10 page booklet that accompanies the On the Farm I Hear book
•Students cut and paste the picture that goes on each page to match the sound.

I hope you find these activities as helpful and engaging for your students as I did for mine. I love teaching students with severe challenges, and I find creating ways to make content relevant and rigorous one of the most fulfilling and rewarding journeys I could imagine.

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