Students with Special Needs – Substitute Teacher: Proactive Steps to Make it Work

Students with Special Needs – Substitute Teacher: Proactive Steps to Make it Work

Teaching in inclusive classrooms is very challenging. Being a substitute teacher  or supply teacher in one is even more difficult. The school administrator and regular teacher can do a lot to make the transition to a substitute teacher go more smoothly for students with special needs. Parents also can prepare their child with special needs so they can accept this change and work well with the relief teacher or casual teacher. What are the steps both the school and parents can take to make a substitute’s stay pleasant and productive for the students with different needs and a positive experience for the substitute teacher?

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Tips on Helping Siblings of a Child with Special Needs Feel Loved and Important

Tips on Helping Siblings of a Child with Special Needs Feel Loved and Important

How do you make siblings of a child with special needs feel SPECIAL also and a valued part of the family? How can parents schedule their days to have quality time alone with the child who DOES NOT have special needs?  It is a very difficult position for both parents and siblings. What can these parents do? One week this was my topic for The Coffee Klatch Tweetchat I used to moderate. My guest for that topic was Julie Wolfe, both author and illustrator of  My Holly – A Story of a Brother’s Understanding and Acceptance.  This picture book is to help siblings of a child with special needs understand and accept their brother or sister who needs exceptional care.

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