This experience has helped me understand the patience needed to care and teach children with disabilities. These children have so much energy and keeping up with them became difficult.
Jacob was a 7 year old boy who really challenged everyone, he had a big impact on me because it showed me how quickly a child can go from being calm to becoming a challenge. This is especially difficult when there were other children in the room.
This experience had made me see that every child is very different and need specific attention, but it is very difficult in a classroom environment with other children.
With this experience I will know as a future teacher that every child is very different and every disability is different depending on the child.
As a teacher an important factor, learned from this experience, would be research. Understanding the disability a child has will help in learning how to teach them.
An approach that I will use as a teacher will be to incorporate arts and physical education to many of my lessons. I noticed that the children got distracted of activities quickly and keeping them engaged in either an art project or a physical activity relevant to the lesson can help them avoid getting distracted.