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spec. ed child success


Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 17:36:42 PDT

Had a wonderful experience with the special ed child I described a day or two
He has minimal skills - more on preschool level but is in my 5th grade art
I have asked everyone I know what and how to do things with him. Judy of Sax
recommended her page of special adaptive art tools and I was thinking of some
special scissors. At lunch I sat next to our Parents as Teachers and told
her about
Bryce - she took a great interest in him and during our art class time she
and her
assistant came in to observe him and !!! brought two pair of "squissers".
was working on a collage and I had drawn a red oval around the statue of
for him to cut on . the first one was cut with regular scissors and was a
When the squissers arrived and he tried them on the red oval around the
Statue of Liberty he cut perfectly and let out a whoop of JOY. He realized
had done something really well and was sooooo pleased with himself. This
pair is very small and "cheap" as the PAT teachers buy them in dozens. I
Sax has them in a large size and better quality - want to buy a good pair

Hearing a child give out a whoop of triumphant joy is just the frosting on my
paycheck!!! Better than money! Roberta