Teaching Students with Special Needs - Workshop Presentation
Teaching With Kids’ Needs
Workshop - January 2014
Facilitator: Monica GHICU
Why do we have schools?
“The fundamental purpose of
school is learning, not teaching.”
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Howard Gardner, 1983
Martin E.P. Seligman
Learned helplessness = “a mental state in which an organism
forced to bear aversive stimuli, or stimuli that are painful or
otherwise unpleasant, becomes unable or unwilling to avoid
subsequent encounters with those stimuli, even if they are
‘escapable’ presumably because it has learned that it cannot control
Most Common Areas of Disability
(by no means an exhaustive list)
Receptive language /
Dyscalculia / Math
How does it feel to be an LD student?
Follow link =>
Understanding Learning Disabilities – FAT City, with Dr. Richard Lavoie
Response to Intervention Model
What about our school?
1. How does our school stand as far as LD
students are concerned?
2. What are our strengths?
3. What are our weaknesses?
4. What can be done to improve our
Smith, Tom E. C. et co., Teaching Students With Special Needs in Inclusive Settings, Pearson, 2012, 6th Edition