Hear Our Voices - Benefits of Having a SEIT in the Classroom


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Hear Our Voices - Benefits of Having a SEIT in the Classroom

  1. 1. Home About Us *WISH LIST* Mission & History Mailing List Contact Us Benefits of Having a SEIT in the Search Successes Classroom Video Recent Posts Posted on April 6, 2011 by skhov Therapies Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Daily Living Skills Center and Sponsor a Child A Special Education Itinerant Teacher, or SEIT, is an Snoezelen Room at SKHOV Forum Benefits of Having a SEIT in the Donate in-service provider that works with preschool children Classroom in a multitude of settings. When working with in a Sleep Patterns and Autism Early Intervention (EI) Program: classroom, the benefits to a child can be enormous Giving Toddlers a Strong StartCenter-based Programs and reach far beyond the walls of the school. A Genetic Connection: AutisticHome-based Programs Children and Their Younger Training Siblings Workshops While SEIT services include direct instruction, they can also include indirect services that are provided to Recent Comments teachers to “facilitate their ability to reinforce targeted Archives Applied Behavior skills throughout other daily activities and/or modify April 2011 Analysis March 2011 the curriculum, their instructional methods, or the What is Autism? Autism in the News learning environment to facilitate the child’s Categories SKHOV News independence and participation in appropriate Autism Press Early Intervention activities.” In many ways, students view a SEIT as SKHOV News Kolainu Magazine another teacher, therefore, enhancing the overall Special Education learning environment. A good SEIT makes it a point to Meta Books and Articles move around the classroom and spend time with all Log in Entries RSS Links the students rather than remaining solely focused on Comments RSS Schools the student he or she is there to support. The balance WordPress.org Conferences Social Media between providing support and allowing time for independence and growth is delicate and an effective SEIT is sensitive to this. Send Us Feedback Additionally, a good SEIT will find a way to collaborate with the school staff so that the child’s needs are met and the school is comfortable with the strategy being utilized. This is done by working on the goals from a child’s IEP and developing strategies to help practice the goals within the context of the class. Keeping parents and caregivers informed of new strategies is also an integral part of the collaborative process that the SEIT facilitates. At Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices we have an all day SEIT program where the child is in a special classroom with individualized attention from his/her SEIT for the entire day. This program provides one-to- one individualized educational programming for preschool children, ages 3 to 5, with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. The SEIT follows the child’s Individualized Education Plan
  2. 2. and tracks their goals to ensure they are makingprogress.We also provide SEIT teachers in the home andcommunity based settings such as the student’sschool, center-based or day program to encourage thegeneralization of skills.If you would like more information regarding our SEITprogram please email us at info@skhov.org