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5 Ways To Teach Children How To Accept Kids With Special Needs

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  • The understanding that no two people are the same and that is a good thing. Accepting the uniqueness of the individual and also celebrating the differences can open your child up to a world of happiness.
  • Teaching your child that a disability is not who the person is and there are many cool and fun attributes that they have. All kids have to do is find them through play and friendship.
  • Children with disabilities are like all children. They also want friends, respect and to be included.
  • Do not be afraid of children with disabilities. They make look different, but once you get to know them, they are the same child looking for fun and joy.
  • Read books or watch YouTube videos about children with special needs and discuss them  with your children. Having an open dialogue with your children will make all the difference.

Don’t be afraid to talk to your children about difficult topics. Children need the love and support that their parents can give them and at the same time need parents to be there for them.

Resource:

https://www.care.com/c/stories/6618/teaching-your-child-about-peers-with-special/

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Intervention for At-Risk Students

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At Risk student definition:

An at-risk student is a term used in the United States to describe a student who requires temporary or ongoing intervention in order to succeed academically.

Characteristics of At Risk Students:

  • unaddressed learning problems
  • undiagnosed disability
  • neglect
  • safety issues
  • poor performance in class and school
  • repetitive disciplinary concerns

Academic Interventions:

  • Teach with emotions and generalize that every individual has a unique learning style
  • Practice and rehearsed all targeted skills
  • Provide visual cues
  • Use humor, music, play, puzzles, games, and cooperative learning activities.

Behavior Interventions:

  • Stay calm
  • Allow movement and short breaks
  • Work in small groups to allow accountability and productivity
  • develop whole class incentives

Prevention Intervention:

  • Create an atmosphere of mutual respect
  • Discipline in a polite manner
  • Provide clear and consistent boundaries
  • Look for patterns of behavior and intervene
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Tips on Behavior Management

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1. Keep the behavior expectations simple.
2. Post the rules and refer to them often.
3. Provide your child with an acceptable replacement behavior.
4. Establish a preventive signal system if possible – use the
preventive signal once as a reminder. 

Example signals are:

  • Stand in front of desk
  • Hold up a visual cue card
  • Tap finger on desk
  • Touch child’s shoulder

5. Provide immediate feedback to your child.
6. Initiate consequences as soon as possible once the disruption occurs.
7. Make sure the consequence is related to the incident.

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Inclusion

“Inclusion is more than a set of strategies or practices; It is an educational orientation that embraces differences and values the uniqueness that each learner brings to the classroom.”

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You are unique and special!

Don’t try to fit in.

Don’t hide your talents and capabilities.

Don’t be satisfied with being average.

Be the person you were meant to be.

And make a positive difference in the world in ways that no one else can.

  • http://www.deped.gov.ph/