Being involved with having a mentally disabled cousin in my family through out my entire life, I've decided to branch out, and give back to the physically, and intellectually disabled humans by building a community they can share.
This website will provide efficient tools, and activities that will help members discover what it is that they are seeking.
It is critical that the teacher make sure the classroom is set for success. Do not refer to the disability or impairment first, but rather the student. Do NOT say, “The autistic boy”, but rather, “The boy with autism”. Do it often, and NOT just when rules are being broken.This is quite difficult for some teachers to remember, but it is just a learned habit that displays respect and needs to be used by all teachers. Special needs students, particularly, need to be reminded often. They are looking to see if you will enforce the rules or let them ‘slide’.If paraprofessionals come to your music class accompanying the special needs students, here are a few things that you might ask them to do so that all students in the class are successful: -Actively participate in the music activities.Do not allow them to sit in the back of the room reading or use that time to take a break.Creating a positive atmosphere in your classroom is essential.
If a special needs student does not feel welcome in the classroom, the student(s) will display acting out behaviors.The teacher designs instruction for students with a broad range of abilities, reading abilities, disabilities, motivation, learning styles, and attention span. However, when dealing with special needs students in the general music classroom, this method has proven to be successful if three things are kept in mind: multiple presentation means of materials, especially including technology, such as the Smart Board; consideration to how well the student responds to the materials and assessment of how the student demonstrates understanding and knowledge; and how to engage the student in the learning process through determination of interest and motivation (Bowe, 2000; Burgstahler, 2007a, 2007b; Mc Cord & Watts, 2006; Rose & Myer, 2006 in Adamek and Darrow, 2010).By keeping these three steps in mind, students of all abilities succeed.Prior to her career as a teacher Melissa volunteered at Friendship Circle for seven years.With over a thousand apps now available to help individuals with special needs it has become increasingly difficult to find and choose the right special needs app. We are all humans, and everybody deserves to have a loved one, so this websites mission is to provide the love that is needed.