Frisco ISD Special Needs Resources

April Events & Resources

Welcome to the FISD In-Home/Parent Trainers' Resource Newsletter!

Have you explored our website? You will find visuals, resources & so much more: http://www.friscoisd.org/in-home


If you are not able to attend our trainings, you can access videos of the presentations here:

http://www.friscoisd.org/departments/in-home-parent-training/group-parent-trainings


Let's get connected:


FISD-Hosted Events This Month

This month, our Group Parent Training will be "I'm Bored!" Inspiring Ideas to Fill Free Time & Teach Functional Leisure Skills. Given school closures, will not be able to meet in-person... stay tuned for a "virtual" training you can enjoy from the comfort of your home!
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Resources For Use During Social Distancing

During this time of social distancing, group activities are not an option for families. In lieu of in-person activities, we wanted to share some at-home resources for making the most of quarantining. If your family discovers a new resource or has a celebration to share during eLearning, we would LOVE to hear from you!!


This is a big adjustment, but know that we are in this TOGETHER!

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Movement Resources

AT-HOME MOVEMENT IDEAS: Local gym, DX3 Athlete has been sharing ideas to keep your children moving and strong during quarantine. Here are two examples of activities to try at home:

https://www.facebook.com/DX3Athlete/videos/664995757590841/

https://www.facebook.com/DX3Athlete/videos/745280859335439/


SENSORY IDEAS: If you need ideas for meeting sensory needs at home, we have resources available here: http://www.friscoisd.org/departments/in-home-parent-training/sensory-strategies


PHYSICAL FITNESS ACTIVITIES:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1_ph3YQchYCwDb_eGLzOCIy0BrMbQ4T1r?fbclid=IwAR2nqlqYlsslB1POn2J-TrRyEm3KFPWJyKFxI7NovDVjDx9kdb4hJwcclsA


INTERACTIVE/MOVEMENT GONOODLE VIDEOS:

https://www.gonoodle.com/?fbclid=IwAR1P-XnKe2TQyIWoALQe9d4JXCJGNfi8PrBZXomlK4AmTOjORxNV5_0GnYs


COSMIC KIDS MINDFULNESS & YOGA VIDEOS:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga?fbclid=IwAR3VnAG_32Q0eV__RJW3fQfwjHlbMfrCtfB6blYgNu_jYC3baVHW_2iIYJI


ONLINE MUSIC & MOVEMENT CLASSES MWF 2:30-3:00, 7PM BEDTIME SONG STORIES:

https://www.facebook.com/maplecitymusictherapy/


MUSIC CLASSES EVERY DAY AT 10AM & 7PM: the morning session will engage your body and brain, the evening session will help you unwind.

https://www.facebook.com/momentum.music.services/


MORNING GROOVE AT 10AM & MUSICAL BEDTIME STORY AT 8PM:

https://www.facebook.com/heartandharmony/

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Fun Activities

FREE AUDIBLE (AUDIO BOOKS) ACCOUNT DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen


EXTENSIVE LIST OF FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE:

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/?fbclid=IwAR0aXyaiKqOSmjOXp8GWfY8eIMtLAA3_wNzb6CcJrz29mq5tzpuvyftcvKw


LEGO CHALLENGE CALENDAR: https://funlearningforkids.com/lego-challenge-calendar-building-ideas/


"GIANT" LIST OF ACTIVITIES TO USE WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o6kEgCKLn3cyIm2hehhhSTIk7yRTd0C3zx49JS4wwCI/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR13vZPb0WcjrxZjzX7x5FuvZw_bKzdG0meHZ5nj6eoOS5vHP4IaIrD5rKQ


COVID WITH KIDS: joining this facebook group will provide access to activities, ideas, and ways to collaborate with other parents during social distancing. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2588612247934964/


ZOO & AQUARIUM WEBCAMS:

https://familyeguide.com/webcams-at-zoos-and-aquariums/


BOREDOM BUSTER ACTIVITIES:

https://familyeguide.com/boredom-busters-110-fun-at-home-activities-for-families-kids-2/


20 SCREEN-FREE ACTIVITIES:

https://savedyouaspot.com/2020/03/12/20-screen-free-things-to-do-with-your-kids-indoors-when-school-is-closed/?fbclid=IwAR0NuiacuXfYw48ZmVivRuTmn9Ars3xhwueI7ExNfmruSO-UVWJvU5_NFTI


"ONLINE" FIELD TRIPS: https://dfwchild.com/2020/03/18/8-places-to-take-an-online-field-trip/


70 THINGS TO DO NOW THAT WE'RE STUCK INSIDE:

https://indyschild.com/70-things-to-do-with-kids-now-that-were-all-stuck-at-home/?fbclid=IwAR0poFon6dp2-C4YoBMAREVsBIY3pHpXQNWKBH5zk2qu8ZUMcghiFEMvg1c


SENSORY PLAY IDEAS:

https://www.theottoolbox.com/sensory-play/


11 MUSIC ACTIVITY IDEAS FOR YOUR FAMILY:

https://www.mewsicmoves.com/blogs/11-music-activities-to-do-with-your-family-during-corona-virus-shut-down?fbclid=IwAR3d7eP2ujuLx-vmGkIQ-BJzMOTfyw3m77pJA2QLl7IyNPbBg5fSmU62L-s


DAILY LIVESTREAM MUSIC THERAPY GROUPS:

https://hgmusictherapy.com/services/music-therapy/children/harmony-garden-sprouts-livestream-access/


MUSIC CLASSES EVERY DAY AT 11AM & 8PM: classes can include MT social groups, music and yoga, music groups for teenagers. https://www.facebook.com/dynamiclynks/


DAILY LIVE MUSIC GROUPS & READ-ALONGS:

https://www.facebook.com/infinitymusictherapy/


DAILY MUSIC FOR CHILDREN AT 12PM & 3PM:

https://www.facebook.com/healingsoundsmt/


DAILY UKULELE SESSIONS/LESSONS AT 10AM PACIFIC:

https://www.facebook.com/McKeeMusicTherapy/?hc_location=ufi


FRISCO LIBRARY DAILY LIVE READINGS:

https://www.facebook.com/friscolibrary/


LAURIE BERKNER BAND DAILY LIVE VIDEOS & SING-ALONGS:

https://m.facebook.com/LaurieBerknerBand/


AUTHORS READING THEIR OWN BOOKS:

https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/


READ-ALOUD WITH OLAF (AKA JOSH GAD):

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/frozen-josh-gad-reading-books-205648833.html


FREE ONLINE ART LESSONS:

youtube.com/c/WildFreeandCrafty


STREAMING BROADWAY SHOWS:

https://www.playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from-home?fbclid=IwAR2K5EG_u0RCn9gXHPpryGu7diYx8cNGO9te0SgYS46fJ0LqjNgI93OfHW8

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Emotional Health/Coping Skills

WEBINAR: BEING TRAUMA-INFORMED DURING COVID19 - COMMUNITY RESOURCES & STRATEGIES FOR FAMILIES & STUDENTS: Students, parents, and teachers are confronting major life disruptions with the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). These disruptions may be stressful for all involved. In this 60-minute live webinar training, participants will review:


  • Mental health strategies and resources during the Coronavirus crisis
  • Ways teachers can support parents during this time
  • Techniques teachers can use to build relationships with students in an online environment

Presenter - Sarah Branch, M.MFT, LMFT

Link to register: https://registration.esc11.net/catalog/sessions/25535/48560

  • The webinar will be conducted via Zoom (Live) on April 8th.
  • Time: 9am – 10am (There will be time for questions after the session)


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS (NASP) GUIDE TO TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19: Please follow the link below to find tips and suggestions for parents regarding current health crisis. There are additional links to resources on coping strategies. https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19


MOMENTOUS INSTITUTE'S GUIDE TO TALKING TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT CORONAVIRUS:

https://momentousinstitute.org/blog/how-to-talk-to-children-about-coronavirus


CREATING A SUPPORTIVE HOME ENVIRONMENT FOR THOSE WITH ADHD, ANXIETY, AUTISM AND/OR EMOTIONAL DYSREGULATION: this Group Parent Training video is wonderful for considering/meeting emotional needs at home: https://youtu.be/q8bLHS1ehNs


100 COPING STRATEGIES: It's a wonderful time to work on coping skills! This free list of 100 coping skills is sure to inspire! Visit this link to access: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/100-Free-Coping-Strategies-2955800


ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A VIRUS: Interactive workshop that includes narrative games and mindful activities for kids aged 6-11 to manage their emotions. https://laviniacostantino.com/freeworkbookkidscoronavirus?fbclid=IwAR2lcQwE3ddtnf-C9rrVWviwS8Q0hNphxzZtxKlePgEAqOu4v5xdr59B5oM


SOCIAL DISTANCING SOCIAL STORY:

https://l.ead.me/bbTQWl?fbclid=IwAR2UoRYRdKRqnQhAkkZ07amuVPJbfDa4iKWHpoVZFisP7oSr7n69Ft1g0Hs


30 IDEAS FOR MAINTAINING EMOTIONAL HEALTH:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/30-Things-We-Can-Do-For-Our-Emotional-Health-SEL-Resource-Sheet-Spanish-Too-5328991?fbclid=IwAR1nAPGo36dcv2vz5ZLDDO9Y4cR-CTycetz5TpO9CVBGRHd3oV3kSS5dPzU#show-price-update


100+ FREE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES:

https://www.thepathway2success.com/free-social-emotional-learning-resources/


EMOTIONAL WELLNESS & CHECK-IN JOURNAL:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16ETDzRo2vtcS5cz5mSJAnfcqwWaFT9ijXcFRLYHx-R0/edit?fbclid=IwAR1Ey_icA_SMXs_Pzz4Om6I-00xS3bmTuhEr9O5_Y9NKgR0o6QsWhUJUJ5g


SELF CARE BINGO:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qz9Tky647nvQvUq7P554B2l_qpHH01inOIStYi0qbbw/edit?fbclid=IwAR1iAMAX5JRn1U5cHe5NFldSKqqN4ppC3IMVVe9C76XObKSdHyD0e4uBRVs


SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES:

https://www.centervention.com/social-emotional-learning-activities/


MEDITATIONS FOR CHILDREN:

https://kindredmeditations.com/

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Teaching Self-Care Skills

TEACHING HAND WASHING TO CHILDREN WITH AUTISM VIDEO:

https://www.marybarbera.com/teaching-hand-washing-autism/?utm_source=Infusionsoft&utm_medium=Weekly%20Facebook%20Live&utm_campaign=3/13%20-%20Coronavirus%20+%20Autism%20Help&inf_contact_key=a14815e0247a60530de0789e77b66f8d680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1


TASK ANALYSIS FOR TEACHING HAND WASHING:

https://abavisualized.com/?fbclid=IwAR19QgMOP1b-500t0r-W9ssiEqZ-oGcN9wWpeWqrJTqgLrbA3dHGasBZkW4


HAND WASHING SONGS:

https://consciousdiscipline.s3.amazonaws.com/Free-Resources/Songs-and-Chants/FREE-CD-Songs_It-Starts-In-The-Heart.pdf


TEACHING SELF-HELP SKILLS, CHORES, & RESPONSIBILITIES TRAINING VIDEO:

If you would like to target self-help skills (including chores), this video presentation would be great inspiration: https://youtu.be/bpt4gxRennA


POTTY TRAINING: This is the perfect time to start (or perfect) potty training! For resources (including a 90 minute training video), visit this link: http://www.friscoisd.org/departments/in-home-parent-training/potty-training.

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Behavior/Organizational Resources

FISD VISUAL RESOURCES: If you would like inspiration for visuals, you can find resources here: http://www.friscoisd.org/departments/in-home-parent-training/visuals-schedules-tools


BEHAVIOR TIPS & TRICKS TRAINING: If behavior has been a struggle, take a few calming breaths & take a peek at this video: https://youtu.be/xvebORXRMkM


AT-HOME LEARNING RESOURCES: This site shares a sample daily schedule for

at-home learning, daily checklists, free learning resources/materials, emotional support and stress management resources, daily movement and activity exercises, and reflection activities:

https://www.familyeducation.com/at-home-learning-resources-for-the-covid-19-outbreak


BEHAVIOR TIPS/RESOURCES FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH ADHD:

https://impactadhd.com/


POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORTS AT HOME:

https://www.apbs.org/about/families#pbs-at-home


FREE VISUAL SCHEDULES FOR HOME:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Home-Schedule-for-School-Closures-5333595?fbclid=IwAR0YC-P1t1OplSOY7bHPR1iaSsmVyqJLFQardzTS0BnTLnyJWWG292Ljox8


VISUAL SCHEDULES, TOKEN BOARD & RESOURCES:

https://l.ead.me/bbTE3n


DAILY LEARNING CHECKLIST:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16xXZHMatCvS0w0tUHFZiqtWjCNbcBwZX/view?_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJuaWNob2xlLmJvcmRuZXJAZ21haWwuY29tIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiTU1TYWJmIn0%3D


5 STEPS TO SELF-REGULATION:

https://consciousdiscipline.com/resources/five-steps-to-self-regulation-icons/


MANAGING PROBLEM BEHAVIOR AT HOME:

https://childmind.org/article/managing-problem-behavior-at-home/


STOP & GO VISUALS:

https://consciousdiscipline.com/resources/stop-and-go-door-signs-for-adults/