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004 intergration for disabled students

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