I usually have one or two special needs kids in with each of my classes.
They can range from mild to severe and all sorts of "needs". I try and talk
to the aid before they come to be sure I'm ready and have made any
adaptations I need to. My advice would be to speak with the aids first and
see what has been done in the past.
From: "christine kotarsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 17:37:40 -0700
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: special needs children
This coming year I will be teaching a small group of about 6-8 special needs
children. The 2 assistants and the teacher will be in the room. The children
range in disabilities and age. some are autistic, downs syndrome, and
language and speech disabilities.
Has anyone worked with such children before and if so can you please give me
some advice as far as what to teach them and what to expect.
Thanks in advance, Christine