Understanding The Special Needs Child

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  • Understanding The Special Needs Child

    1. 1. “ Understanding the Special Needs Child.” IMPACT Volunteer Training Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002 10:30-11:15am
    2. 2. Definitions <ul><li>The term “Special Needs” is being replaced by the term “Exceptional Learners.” </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptional Learners are, “those who require special education and related services if they are to realize their full human potential.” </li></ul>
    3. 3. Definitions (cont.) <ul><li>Special education means, “specially designed instruction that meets the unusual needs of an exceptional student.” </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptional Learners are, “those who require special education and related services if they are to realize their full human potential.” </li></ul>
    4. 4. Exceptionalities <ul><li>Exceptionalities may involve and of the following abilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sensory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavioral </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. The Fact... <ul><li>One out of ever ten students in U.S. schools is considered exceptional. </li></ul><ul><li>These students are also in our church. We need to do whatever we can to accommodate these children and their families. </li></ul>
    6. 6. How to Recognize a Student with Special Needs <ul><li>Difficulties with attention and concentration. </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty with getting along with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Easily frustrated. </li></ul><ul><li>Impulsive inactions. </li></ul><ul><li>Continual restlessness. </li></ul><ul><li>Poor self-concept. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Successful Methods <ul><li>Nurture strong leader-child relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>Spend time to develop a well-planned lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a positive, warm, inviting mood. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish rules. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop consistent routines for class time. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote “time-on-task. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Successful Methods (cont.) <ul><li>Choose meaningful activities. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short, with limited instruction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the leader free to move about with the children. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow all children to be successful. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build a strong sense of belonging. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide alternative activities to accommodate a variety of abilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pray for and minister children outside of the church. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Creating an Atmosphere for Learning for LD & BD Children <ul><li>Maintain a “calm” environment, free from excess noise or activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Place them in “traffic” areas of the room. </li></ul><ul><li>Seat them near the leader. A gently touch on the should will often refocus and settle them. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Creating an Atmosphere for Learning for LD & BD Children <ul><li>Avoid snacks that are high in sugar, artificial colors and flavors, & caffeine. </li></ul><ul><li>Surround them with calm and controlled children. </li></ul><ul><li>Do only one activity at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate patience and gentleness consistently. </li></ul><ul><li>Give clear directions and have the children repeat them. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Comments or Questions?
    12. 12. Websites / Online References <ul><li>http://wps.ablongman.com/ab_hallahan_exlearners_9 </li></ul><ul><li>http://4kids.ag.org/4kids/teachsheets/chldrnwspecnds/mnstrgtochldrn.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://4kids.ag.org/4kids/teachsheets/chldrnwspecnds/qeusspecneeds.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ldonline.org/ </li></ul>

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