Special Education is an umbrella title for an educational department that focuses on the rehabilitation of students and providing services for students who require extra academic support to be successful in the current school setting but are also in need of learning life skills that will help them to be successful later. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines special education as “classes or instruction designed for students with special educational needs” (Merriam-webster.com, 2017). To assist students with disabilities, the United States government continues to use the current reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 which is currently known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of December 2015
B. Thesis: The environment where a student is taught has a major impact on their general education, their future educational experiences, and the likelihood of graduating and continuing their education. C. Credibility Statement: After extensive research on special education and background knowledge from a Children with Exceptionalities class, I have gained the knowledge and information to inform you of the impacts of teaching special education inside of the general education classroom. D. Relevancy Statement: This topic is relevant to everyone because special education impacts not only students with disabilities, but their family, friends, and peers. E. Preview of Main Points: 1. Ways in which special education is viewed by society and the background of the subject.
Thesis: To master the job of a Special Education teacher, it is important to have the right skills such as teaching, communicating, and patience. Organizational Pattern: Topical Introduction Attention Getter: According to brainyquote.com, Magic Johnson once said, “All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them”. Relevance: A Special Education teacher is someone that works with children with a variety of disabilities. In the program, there are students with learning disabilities, students with autism, nonverbal students, students with behaviors, and much more. There are students right here at CHS that have these disabilities and most students here do not understand how to interact with them.
That when collaboration is the key. Special education teachers assisting the general education teacher, tag teaming helping our students meet their every need. Students can benefit from this. When they don’t understand they can break off into small groups, pairs or even one-on-one for help. Teaching
A study done by Leatherman and Niemeyer teachers’ attitudes and behaviors were examined to see if they were including children with disabilities in classroom activities. The result of this study was that teachers were making sure no student was left out of any classroom activities. In an interview with one of the teachers she explained “that sometimes you have to make modifications for children with differing abilities, but it was worth the effort” (Leatherman & Niemeyer, 2005, p. 30). Proving that people are willing to go above and beyond to help a child. Speech therapy is only effective if everyone is helping and supporting that child.
The career I chose to research is a Child Care Center Administrator. A Child Care Center Administrator is known to be in charge of toddler-aged programs or daycares who share the academic or non-academic requirements. He/she has to be able to love children and be able to work with them while also being able to take care of the business side of the Child Care Program. Some duties that the administrator may hold is monitoring a child’s progress of intellectual and emotional development and assist anyone who has a concern with the program or building. Before each “child care season”, the Administrator has to set certain goals and expectations that they want their students to obtain by the end of their session.
Introduction In early childhood education, it is important for teachers to always consider and understand children and the families’ needs. Early childhood teachers cannot only work with their colleagues to face children and the families’ needs but also need to work with multi-disciplinary to collaborate the ideas with each other and discuss the best outcome for the children and the families in early childhood education setting together. So, the more explanation about the multi-disciplinary team is that teachers with different professionals such as psychologists, child social worker, police, adult social worker, health visitor or court working together to provide different services and support for children and the families’ needs. They are diverse professional groups who work together in order to collaborate, reflect, access and support children’s development, health and learning and also families' needs. Early childhood professionals are from diverse professional backgrounds.
Educators are observers and designers who have to observe children’s abilities, interests and learning styles for designing a curriculum that fulfill everyone’s needs. Observers also play an important role on noticing individual differences and offering help to children who have lower ability to improve
In order to become certified teacher there are multiple steps that need to be completed in order to reach teacher status. Understanding how to educate a child with a disability is important. The importance of teaching a child with a disability is knowing their strength and weakness, educating yourself about the disability, and coming up with a plan of action. There are other challenges that come with becoming a teacher and having a large class. Being a teacher at an elementary school has so many positive opportunities.
A fundamental aspect of a quality education involves data driven decision-making in regards to instructional practices. After analyzing information obtained throughout the years, the United States Department of Education recognized a need for a program that would help to alleviate the growing number of students being referred for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). In the search for a solution, response to intervention was developed. Response to intervention (RTI) was designed as a framework for districts to adopt that would move students through tiers of interventions to increase student success while decreasing the number of students qualifying for special education services. According to O’Connor
They want all of their children to succeed despite how they are born with their unique character traits. They also feel that mainstreaming their children into regular classroom is important to help their children build the social skills necessary to find and maintain a job in the workforce. Disability to Hmong people can take roots in religious beliefs as supernatural, punishment for sins, or blame on
OT therapists can evaluate kids abilities and help them grow to be developmentally appropriate for their age (Occupational Therapy). They know many ways to help children with their disabilities. They know how to specifically solve the child 's problem in many ways. OT’s know what tools they need to use to fix the child’s problem to make sure the child will show improvement. OT’s “believe child 's main job is playing and learning, and occupational therapists can evaluate kids ' skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities” (Occupational Therapy).
As a result, this would help disabled children to build up independence by allowing them to do things for themselves. Assistive technology can help children by developing communication skills in activities. Desideri(2013) stated that “The Center for Assistive Technology gives direct support to the child, his family and school staff consisting of training the child and his caregivers to use Assistive technology solution”(163). Assistive technology helps disabled children by assisting them with special devices that help them read, write, speak. Also, families and teachers are trained in order to help disabled
Key Stakeholders Children are key stakeholders in the Head Start Program. The Head Start program helps children in several ways. For example, children learn their basics in education; children also learn socialization skills by interacting with other children within his/her own age group (Castro, Bryant, Peisner-Feinberg & Skinner, 2004). The Head Start Program fosters a set of values to support the overall goal of improving social competence within the family unit and its environment. Single parents are also key stakeholders in the Head Start Program, because they utilize the program to meet child care needs and their children’s educational needs.
To answer these questions, Common Core researchers reminded teachers that assessment is an ongoing process and in order to improve teaching and learning, teachers must continually engage in assessment for the purpose of improving teaching and learning. With that being said, Common core developers have outlined the approach to assessing. To avoid layering on top of other assessments already being used, teachers and administrators will need to examine their assessment approaches so that testing continues to add to, rather than take away from teaching young children. To direct teachers in this approach, they would need to become familiar with the guidelines provided in the Common Core Standards. Next, in reference to assessment results being used for high-stakes such as grade retention, Common Core