Teachers In Action Respite Care

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Teachers In Action Respite Care

  1. 1. Teachers in Action Respite Care Sally Carpenter [email_address] April 23 rd , 2010 EEX4070
  2. 2. Early Perceptions <ul><li>I was excited to begin my service learning. I did not know what types of disabilities the students would have and if my activities would be fun for them. I have always wanted to do volunteer work with children who have disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>When I discovered that Easter Seals had an opening, I was ready to join in and help out. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction to the Setting <ul><li>Easter Seals is located in Daytona Beach, Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Easter Seals is a non-profit organization to serve people with disabilities of all ages </li></ul><ul><li>85 years of success in Volusia and Flagler counties </li></ul>
  4. 4. Joey’s Gift <ul><li>Created by Bob and Wendy Minotti in honor of their son, Joey, whom had Autism and Down Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Program helps families receive a healthy break on Friday evenings and all day Saturdays </li></ul>
  5. 5. Participant Demographics <ul><li>Children ages 2 to 11 years </li></ul><ul><li>Disabilities include Autism, ADD, ADHD, Emotional Disabilities, and Cerebral Palsy </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement Activities include arts and crafts, outdoor time, playing games, m aking friends, and lunch and snack time </li></ul>
  6. 6. SEPTA: Special Education PTA of Seminole County <ul><li>Meetings held for parents located at Altamonte Springs Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>Respite Care services are provided for parents of Seminole County Schools </li></ul>
  7. 7. Participant Demographics <ul><li>Ten children were involved in the program </li></ul><ul><li>Disabilities included Autism, ADHD, and ADD </li></ul><ul><li>Ages were 1 year to 11 years </li></ul><ul><li>Most children were not members of Altamonte Springs Elementary </li></ul>
  8. 8. Engagement Activities <ul><li>Many of our engagement activities included games and arts and crafts. </li></ul><ul><li>We helped design shape books, play doe, played red light green light, hot potato, and human bowling </li></ul>
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  11. 13. Personal Demographics <ul><li>I am an Elementary Education and a Reading Education major. </li></ul><ul><li>I participate in volunteer programs outside of class. </li></ul><ul><li>One program is the Adult Literacy League. I have a student that I have been tutoring in reading and writing. </li></ul>
  12. 14. Adult Literacy League Sometimes you get rewards for working hard…
  13. 15. Reflection of Experience <ul><li>Working at all the sites provided a meaningful experience for me as </li></ul><ul><li>I learned the significance of participating in the community, learning how to communicate with your students and understanding their background. </li></ul><ul><li>The project has been rewarding personally in that I have worked </li></ul><ul><li>with a broad range of students both child and adult learners. </li></ul><ul><li>I have also gained hands-on experience to discover ways to communicate with children who have disabilities and their families in order to provide an environment that would benefit all learners. </li></ul>

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