My Process for Students who are diagnosed with a learning disability…
My Process for Students who are diagnosed with a learning disability before joining my class
Begin to set the following teaching strategies in place
Arrange a quiet, safe space for the student in the classroom.
Focus on practical, functioning activities that the student can do daily that will be helpful in his/her learning journey.
Embrace routines and repetitive concepts that will make the student feel safe and secure.
If there is no teaching aid, try to maximize one-on-one time with the student with special needs by creating learning stations for those who don't have special needs.
Encourage as much hands-on activities as possible.
Be watchful and mindful of safety measures
Meet the student and parents along with school counselors and administrators.
Organize regular meetings or effective ways of communication with the parents, teaching aid, and counselors.
Document any relevant information.
My two processes for special education
By Louise Muller
My process for students who are not yet diagnosed by who show clear signs of a learning disability
Observe the student for any signs of struggling
Document all signs of struggling
Meet with the parents and school administration board to discuss the need for the student to take the BASK assessment.
Complete the BASK assessment
Encourage the parents to get the student diagnosed by a professional so that a teaching aid can be referred.
Create a space that is safe for the student with special needs and the other students.
Safety measures to be kept in mind
an appropriate distance
Dangerous tools such a scissors should not be on the desk unless they are being used
The student with special needs should be shown where the bathroom is and assisted if necessary
Set up the classroom
Differentiated instructions for the student with special needs
Practical skills are the main focus.
Repetition is key.
Create a positive environment
If possible, assign a class helper to assist the student with learning disabilities
Praise positive interaction and polite behavior.
Blend the basics with specialized education
Encourage other learners to participate whenever possible.
Set up learning stations for those who are independent enough.
Encourage assisted peer-to-peer learning