Accommodating children with special needs in the classroom
Children with disabilities are sometimes excluded from social interactions with their typical peers.
While there are a number of reasons why identified students may not be fully included in social groups, you can take steps to foster relationships between special-needs and typical children: Create a plan to help the student to generalize their learning across settings and situations.
In an inclusive classroom, teachers weave in specially designed instruction and support that can help students make progress.
Kids may be given opportunities to move around or use fidgets.
In an inclusion classroom, the general education teacher and special education teacher work together to meet your child’s needs. That means they should spend as much time as possible with students who don’t receive special education services. Some use a collaborative team teaching (or co-teaching) model.
(NOTE: Children with disabilities may not always make eye contact, even when they are paying attention to you.Children with significant disabilities are likely to need explicit programming to generalize skills that they have learned in a particular classroom setting to other settings or situations (Koegel, Koegel & Carter, 1999, Volmer, 1995).If your child is eligible for special education services, you may worry he’ll be placed in a different classroom than other kids his age.When creating daily schedules be sure to match the schedule format to the child's skill level: A classroom schedule lays out the events of the day that affect all children in the room.Teachers can also create individualized schedules for children who receive additional (or alternative) services and supports.