EEX3241_Enos, Mercedes Service Learning


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Service learning assignment at UCP of Central Florida.

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EEX3241_Enos, Mercedes Service Learning

  1. 1. UCP of Central Florida Mercedes Enos EEX3241 12/02/2010
  2. 2. Introduction • UCP of Central Florida serves children with all types of special needs. • East Orange/Bailes campus has 21 • The campus provides onsite therapy and resources.
  3. 3. History • Founded in 1949 by parents of children with Cerebral Palsy – hence the name United Cerebral Palsy. • UCP now offers services to children with all types of disabilities and children without disabilities. • UCP is committed believes in inclusion in every aspect of life.
  4. 4. Engagement Ativities • Volunteered through UCP’s extended day program. • Had 4 visits to the campus. • Assisted TAs and LTAs throughout daily routine • Circle Time • Snack • Playground • Centers
  5. 5. Participant Demographics • Pre-K, 4-5 years old • 4 ELL Students • 13 total – 2 black, 5 hispanic, 6 white
  6. 6. IDEA • Exceptionalities include – ASD, “A child who manifests the characteristics of autism after age three could be identified as having autism …criteria in paragraph (c)(1)(i).” – ADHD, “Other health impairment means having … a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment.” – CP“ Orthopedic impairment means a severe orthopedic impairment that adversely affects a child's educational performance.” – DD, “as measured by appropriate diagnostic instruments and procedures in 1 or more of the areas of cognitive development, physical development, communication development, social or emotional development, and adaptive development…” – EBD, “children whose behavior interferes with their learning and socialization”
  7. 7. Service in Action
  8. 8. Perceptions of Differences • Initial thought/feelings – Excited to get involved with extended day program • Thoughts now – Always glad to help • Experiences with the most impact – Emotional/Behavioral Disorder
  9. 9. • EEX3241 • Planning and Organizing, ch. 2 – LTAs using carts – Planning and coordinating • Content Instruction, Units, Ch. 8 – Using extended day as an extension of school day units • Instructional Materials, Ch. 6 – Working hard on teacher made materials Connections to Your Course
  10. 10. • Civic engagement is rewarding for all involved. • Volunteering, especially with students with disabilities opens opportunities that may have not been there before. • Service-learning opens doors that a text book never could. • Motivated me to do Younglife • I would highly recommend students to get excited for there service learning opportunities. Civic Engagement