Knowing their needs is important to adapt the practices and to respect them as individuals. According to the author (Raymond, 2012), the perception of the students about the services they receive determine the outcome of the education efforts. For that, the teachers ' role is to guarantee that the student does not feel inferior, unequal, wich would be the negative conotation of the special education placement (Raymond, 2012). Instead of focusing on their difficulties, teachers should focus on reducing the gaps with more inclusive
In response to the Ron Edmond 's correlates for an effective school, I gave my learning institution a score of fair in the area of high expectations for success. In the role of inclusion teacher, I have noticed an educational/professional disconnect with faculty and staff in regards to teaching students with special needs. In some cases, teachers fail to provide an inclusive classroom atmosphere that engages all learners. Moreover, I believe some general education teachers have a negative preconceived perspective about disabled individuals which affects their ability to build genuine relationships.
I spent my fifteen hours observing two special education classrooms at Sulphur Intermediate School. One focused on math and the other on reading, though many of the children I observed worked in both classrooms. The students were in the third, fourth, and fifth grades. Most of the students had mild to moderate disabilities and simply needed extra help in reading, math, or both subjects. They did not stay for the entire day, but rather came for certain periods. During this time, they primarily worked on worksheets designed for the special education classroom as well as working on achieving their goals for accelerated reading. There were a few students who came in for an hour with work from their general education classroom and needed extra help completing their work. There were two students who had more severe disabilities, but they worked with paraprofessionals and did not do the same work as the rest of the class.
One most important tip is for teachers should educate themselves and learn as much as they can about intellectual disabilities. There are some techniques and strategies that teachers can also use to support children educationally. First teachers must recognize that they can make a difference in student’ lives by finding out what their strengths and interests are, focus on them, and create opportunities for success. Teachers must also be concrete as possible by demonstrating what they mean rather than giving directions verbally and tasks that are longer in steps should be broken down into smaller steps and provide assistance when necessary. As it relates to student skills, teachers should teach life skills such as social skills and occupational awareness and exploration by involving students in group or club activities.
-Share 408 packet with all teachers so they are aware of students with disabilities and their needs and services. -Comprehensive IEP Calendar will be developed to share with all faculty members. -SpEd teachers and related service providers will use various forms of formal assessments (Psycho Ed Assessments, Performance Series, Read Theory). -Creating more inclusion settings, matching SpEd and general education teachers to address needs of the students ICT model.
Schools need to provide students with resources such as an RA or SNA (Special Needs Assistant) to students or teachers that want or need one. They also need to provide specific framework for students such as IEPs etc., allow pre-entry contact for pupils and parents, and create a strong relationship with parents based on constant communication. If schools can effectively provide these resources for students with special needs, the transition from Primary to Post-Primary education can run smoothly and create great educational experiences for these
Every student needs to learn the basic to perform in a world that is ever changing. Even though students feel the difference on the front lines, “many advocates (primarily parents) for those with learning disabilities also have significant concerns about the wholesale move toward inclusion. Their concerns stem from the fact that they have had to fight long and hard for appropriate services and programs for their children.” (AIR, 2015) Inclusion is not an easy pill to swallow for many people. Parents have to worry about services (IEP provided) and how their child will be treated once place inside a general education classroom by other
Based on classroom assessments and performance, Devan exhibits weaknesses in reading, writing and math. He requires specially designed instruction to meet grade level expectations in these areas. The frequency of special education services and support within his Regular ed. classroom has been decided as such 5 days per wk for 45 mins/reading, 2 days per wk for writing/math 60 mins within his regular education classroom. The team decided “Reg” educational placement was appropriate at this time due to the level of intensive support needed for Reading.
Classroom Observation Reflection Abrar Hilal University of Oklahoma Tuesday, February 12 Classroom Observation Reflection Special Education Classroom Report The special education classroom that I observed, included the main teacher, two teacher assistants, and ten students with Developmental Delays. The main teacher uses technology to aid the students to learn easy and faster. A smart board is present in the classroom, but the teacher doesn 't use it often as she prefers to use her own handouts and her specially created activities. I think this is effective as she can modify activities better and so that the students benefit from that personalized touch.
When leading team based groups in devising goals and strategies, the process of change is collaborative. During this process, it is necessary, as a leader, to continue to assess in all areas that are covered under the special education law, as well as, ensuring all the educational needs of the students are being met. Handling conflict among teachers takes effort, as well as, planning for professional development opportunities, so teachers remain informed of the current changes, especially in the area of special education. In addition, when terminology is being tossed around such as least restrictive environment, accommodations, and modifications, there is already a support system in place that will aid in follow-through. Green states, “ Although the involvement of parents is an important factor is likely to yield great results in terms of improving instruction in schools, they are not directly delivering instruction to children” (2013, p. 260).
Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress. Working together is success” (Brainy Quote). From here, the concept of inclusive education, including students with and without learning disabilities as peers in the same classroom, originated. The aim of this type of education is to get students with learning disabilities involved in the society. Teachers and fellow students will also provide help for students with disabilities; in this way, students with learning disabilities will be motivated to study as they feel that they are a part of a group instead of being isolated in special places.
At some point in an educator’s career they will have the privilege to work with some exceptional students. These students will be unique and puzzling because they may have a learning disability. What is puzzling about these students is that they will understand something one day and it will click and the next day it will be gone, and they will not understand. It is important as teachers that these students are not mistaken for being lazy or dumb. They have the same amount of potential as any other child, but they may need help to reach their best.
Explain the relationship between disability and special educational needs. Explain the nature of the particular disabilities and/or special educational needs of children and young people with whom they work. Explain the special provision required by children and young people with whom they work. Explain the expected pattern of development for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs with whom they work