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  • 1. Integration for Disabled Students at IC “Ferrari” - Parma Prof.ssa Maria Bedodi Referente integrazione disabili
  • 2. Resources WHO FROM WHOM FOR WHOM Learning support teachers GLIP (Gruppo do Lavoro per l’Integrazione Provinciale) A team whose work focuses on school integration at a provincial level All disabled students Caretakers (school staff) Local School Authority (Ministry of Education) All disabled students Educators Dedicated office at a local level (City Council) Students with severe functional disabilities
  • 3. At school
    • GLIS ( Gruppo di Studio e di Lavoro per l’Integrazione Scolastica )
    • It is a team working at a school level to promote integration
    • Learning support teachers
    • “ Regular” teaching staff
    • Disabled students’ parents
    • Non-disabled students’ parents
    • Educators
    • Social Workers
  • 4.
    • GLIS’ Tasks
    • Organize welcome activities at the beginning of each school year
    • Define and arrange activities promoting integration during the school year
    • Cooperate with teachers to define the Personalized Education Plan
    • Promote a culture of integration inside the school
    At school
  • 5. At school
    • BOARD OF TEACHERS (formed by all teachers working in a single class)
    • TASKS:
    • Collect all relevant information from parents, health professionals, social workers, primary school teachers etc…
    • Write the PEI ( Programmazione Educativa Individualizzata ) = Personalized Education Plan
    • Organize the interim assessment and the final report
  • 6. Human Resources
    • Learning support teachers
    • Educators
    • Caretakers (school staff)
  • 7. The learning support teacher
    • Keeps contacts with local health professionals and social workers
    • Writes the PEI ( Piano Educativo Individualizzato ) = Personalized Education Plan
    • Prepares all necessary didactic material;
    • Works side by side with disabled students both inside the classroom and in dedicated and properly equipped school areas
  • 8. The educator
            • Makes it possible for disabled students to take part in all school activities
    • Helps disabled students to reach a certain
    • level of personal autonomy and communication both
    • inside and outside the classroom
    • Takes part in the definition of the PEI ( Piano Educativo Individualizzato ) = personalized education plan
  • 9. The caretaker
    • Assists disabled students and meets their personal hygiene needs
    • Supports disabled students by meeting their personal needs during school trips
  • 10. What kind of activities for disabled students at school?
  • 11. Welcoming disabled students and their families
    • I.
    • Aims:
    • Promoting cooperation between parents, teachers, educators and health professionals;
    • Decreasing the students’ level of anxiety towards the new environment
    • Activities:
    • Meetings between learning support teachers, parents, psychiatrists, educators;
    • Workshop activities (disabled students + learning support teachers)
    • Time: March/April (after enrolment)
    • II.
    • Aims:
    • Appropriate daily routine management
    • Activities:
    • Meetings between teachers, parents and educators
    • Time: September (just before the beginning of school activities)
  • 12. In class, with the learning support teacher
    • They take part in the regular classroom
    • activities. The learning support teacher
    • has the core role of making contents and
    • assignments easier for them and within
    • their reach;
    • They carry on (inside the classroom or in dedicated labs) personalized activities and assignments related to the topics taught by the class teacher and tackled by their classmates.
  • 13. With the class teacher and the educator
    • They take part in the regular classroom activities. The educator has the core role to help them understand the assignments given by the class teacher and interact with other students;
    • They carry out personalized activities arranged by the learning support teacher and/or the class teacher
  • 14. With the class teacher:
    • They take part in the regular classroom activities (contents may be adjusted depending on the students’ functional disease);
    • They carry out personalized activities arranged by the learning support teacher and/or the class teacher
  • 15. - For students with severe cognitive disabilities - With the learning support teacher and the educator
    • They take part in the activities of the school project named “ IO con gli altri ” (=ME with the others)
    • Psychomotricity / Music Labs aiming at:
      • Improving the quality of integration;
    • Promoting individual development;
    • Making the educational activities more effective;
    • Promoting self-trust and self-esteem;
    • Promoting interaction with peers.
  • 16. Project “ME with the Others” - Labs -
  • 17. The Music of the Body
    • Aim : freely express emotions and feelings through sound and movement
    • Students involved: 7 disabled students + 2 classmates acting as “tutors”
    • Specific Objectives & Methodology:
      • Promote free expression and communication by using simple musical instruments;
      • Promote body expression through sound and music;
      • Promote psychophysical well-being and body awareness through the use of (specific) equipment;
      • Promote interaction and socialization between students through movement and dance
  • 18. School Sport Together
    • Whole class sports activities aiming at:
    • Learning to play in disadvantaged situations;
    • Learning new sports disciplines with rules suitable for disabled students
    Italian Sports Association for the Disabled
  • 19. Moving around in town