My 15 year old son Jack was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 3. Consequently, over the last decade and a half I've learned a lot about how to teach kids with special needs. Some of my understanding comes from books, a lot from trial and error and a good chunk from watching how teachers in school and church have found creative ways to reach him.
The website Chicken Scratch N Sniff is devoted to helping LDS teachers improve connections with their classes. On their site today you can find my guest post about teaching tips for special needs kids.
The post includes a 15 minute video jam-packed with strategies to help you understand how to improve your teaching. It also includes a free printable survey designed to help you get to know the strengths and limitations of the kids in your class so you can cater your teaching to their needs.