Presented by: Kathy Williams, MAED
Easter Seals North Georgia
 Head Start and Early Head Start
 Georgia Lottery Pre-K
 Five Inclusion Classrooms (Partnership w/APS)
 One (Autism Sp...
 Poverty
◦ At least 12 books available per child in middle-
income families
◦ One book for every 300 children in low-inco...
 Mild to Severe Developmental Delays and
other Disabilities
◦ Cognition
◦ Behavior
◦ Communication
◦ Motor
◦ Social/Emoti...
Classroom
Age/Grouping
Number of Students Number of Staff
Infant 8 2
Toddler 8 2
Twos 8 2
Threes 17 2
Fours-Fives
up to ki...
 In the five Collaboration Classrooms
(17 children)
◦ 1 Lead APS Teacher
◦ 1 Lead Easter Seals Teacher
◦ 1 APS Paraprofes...
 Developmental and Health Screenings
 Observations
 Increase early exposure to books
 Increase conversation
 Increase...
 Print rich environments
 Pre-reading skills
 Parental Involvement
◦ Increase parental expectations
◦ Attitudes towards...
A
Story
About
Brandon!!!!!!!!!!
 BOOKS ARE POWERFUL !!!!!
Learning Differences and Obstacles
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This powerpoint presentation was put together by Kathy Williams, Director of Quality Implementation, Easter Seals North Georgia, and presented on June 24 at our Georgia Children's Advocacy Network (GA-CAN!) Forum. This month we looked at Learning Differences and Obstacles: What gets in the way of reading?

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Learning Differences and Obstacles

  1. 1. Presented by: Kathy Williams, MAED Easter Seals North Georgia
  2. 2.  Head Start and Early Head Start  Georgia Lottery Pre-K  Five Inclusion Classrooms (Partnership w/APS)  One (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Lab (APS) ***High Risk Population***
  3. 3.  Poverty ◦ At least 12 books available per child in middle- income families ◦ One book for every 300 children in low-income families ◦ By age three children from wealthier families have heard more than 30 million more words than children low income families ◦ Urban Child Institute
  4. 4.  Mild to Severe Developmental Delays and other Disabilities ◦ Cognition ◦ Behavior ◦ Communication ◦ Motor ◦ Social/Emotional ◦ Educational Performance (in age-appropriate activities) ◦ PBS.org
  5. 5. Classroom Age/Grouping Number of Students Number of Staff Infant 8 2 Toddler 8 2 Twos 8 2 Threes 17 2 Fours-Fives up to kindergarten eligible 20 2
  6. 6.  In the five Collaboration Classrooms (17 children) ◦ 1 Lead APS Teacher ◦ 1 Lead Easter Seals Teacher ◦ 1 APS Paraprofessional ◦ 1 Easter Seals Assistant Teacher More opportunities for INIVIDUALIZED Instruction
  7. 7.  Developmental and Health Screenings  Observations  Increase early exposure to books  Increase conversation  Increase vocabulary  Increase experiences (Field Trips)  Read... Read... Read!!!!!!
  8. 8.  Print rich environments  Pre-reading skills  Parental Involvement ◦ Increase parental expectations ◦ Attitudes towards learning ◦ Role models as readers ◦ Parents as supporters
  9. 9. A Story About Brandon!!!!!!!!!!
  10. 10.  BOOKS ARE POWERFUL !!!!!
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