In Reply to: Question on how to teach children with special needs? posted by kell Dougherty on April 16, 1998 at 11:11:47:
As a parent of a special needs child I decided to teach her class to address her learning style. I knew what didn't work, for starters-- videos. some had been using christian videos "in a pinch" a few times too many. My child needs hands on.
She is nine years old. She has a writing disability along with attention and motivation challenges. I use journaling after a lesson that usually involves playacting, ( I even bring a video camera to tape our reactments of Bible stories. One week we made a newspaper. I try to stay away from pencil paper fill ins. Boring.
I bring in library books with beautiful illustrations of bible stories..or classical art that depicts bible scenes. I will have them make a friendship quilt out of construction paper. I am always trying to think of hands on integrative teaching. I also use older material...because these kids are savy....W.W.J.D. devotionals by christian artists really gets their attention and is a good prompt for journaling. I encourage everyone to expand their teaching style....all kids do not learn alike. Thanks for asking.: Please send any information on how I could work better with and teaching tips on children with special needs like ADD?
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