I AM SPECIAL INTRODUCING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO THEIR AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER PETER VERMEULEN
I am Special - jkp
I am Special is a workbook developed by Peter Vermeulen and already used extensively with young people with autism spectrum disorder. The workbook is designed for a child to work through with an adult - parent, teacher or other professional.
I am Special Introducing Children and Young People to
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Child Care Lounge - Online | I Am Special Theme and Activities
I Am Special Songs I Am Special (Tune: Frere' Jacques)I am special, I a It is important for young children to feel good about themselves. It is never too early to teach the power of a positive attitude and the importance of having self confidence.
I Am Special Preschool Theme: It is important for young
I Am Special Preschool Theme: It is important for young children to feel good about themselves. It is never too early to teach the power of a positive attitude and the importance of having self confidence. These activities will help develop positive self-esteem in preschoolers.
I Am Special & Teach Me About Series | Catholic Education
The I Am Special series is a preschool religious education kit packed with engaging activities for teaching children about the Catholic faith through drawing, storytelling, crafts and other activities. The kit introduces children to the Church, the Mass, Mary and Jesus.
We are different, we are the same: Teaching young children
Games and activities offer a fun way for young children to learn about differences and similarities among people and to introduce the concept of diversity. All types of differences such as race, religion, language, traditions, and gender can be introduced this way.
Teaching Young Children - ASCD
pushed-down CurriculumActive LearningUsing ThemesLearning CentersThe Role of AcademicsChallenge to The TeacherBetter AssessmentRelations With ParentsLooming ObstaclesLooking to The FutureIn large measure, early childhood experts are promoting developmentally appropriate practice in response to a phenomenon dubbed the “escalated” or “pushed-down” curriculum. Over the past few decades, observers say, preschool classes and kindergartens have begun to look more like traditional 1st grade classes: young children are expected to sit quietly while they listen to whole-class instruction or fill in worksheets. Concurrently, teachers have been expecting their pupils to know more and mo..See more on ascdIf traditional, lecture-driven teaching is not appropriate for young children, then how should they be taught?According to Katz, what children learn generally proceeds from “behavioral” knowledge to “representational” knowledge—from the concrete and tangible to the abstract. Therefore, the younger the learners, the more opportunities they need to interact with real objects and real environments a developmentally appropriate classroom, Bredekamp says, the teacher provides lots of organized..See more on ascdThe traditional curriculum is fragmented, many experts complain. In too many classrooms, children study South America in the morning and Colonial America in the afternoon, making school studies a “giant Trivial Pursuit,” says Teresa Rosegrant, an associate professor of early childhood education at George Mason University and a former kindergarten teacher. The pieces don't fit together, especially for young childrenhers can avoid this pitfall by using a thematic approach, Rosegrant says..See more on ascdMany teachers of young children use learning centers to individualize instruction and to allow pupils some choice and control over their learning, experts say. “Learning centers are designed to give an experiential approach and to provide for student differences,” says early childhood expert Barbara Day of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, who is a Past President of ASCD his rural Virginia classroom, Burchfield provides many learning centers, including areas devoted to art, mat..See more on ascdA common myth about developmentally appropriate practice, experts say, is that it is not academically rigorous—that it allows pupils to “do whatever they want.” Advocates are quick to refute this chargelopmentally appropriate practice is not unacademic, Elkind says; it's simply academic in a more appropriate way than traditional instruction. It encourages curiosity, not rote learning, and it creates a sounder base of knowledge that is more retainable belief that developmentally appro..See more on ascdExperts in early childhood education agree that teaching in a developmentally appropriate way is more demanding than traditional, lecture-driven teaching. It “requires more input, time, and energy,” says Elkind, because it demands more individualized instruction “geared to where kids are.”“It's more challenging,” agrees Bredekamp, because it requires teachers to use their judgment. The traditional notion that “the curriculum rules” is being overturned. “There's no such thing as a teacher-proo..See more on ascdLike curriculum and instruction, assessment practices should be developmentally appropriate, experts agree. Most recommend a move to “authentic” forms of assessmentared to paper-and-pencil tests, portfolios and performance assessments give teachers “a much better read on what children really know,” says Feare. “You can see how the child is progressing—and not progressing.” These forms of assessment are “far more diagnostic.”For many reasons, paper-and-pencil assessments of young childSee more on ascdDevelopmentally appropriate teaching can sometimes be a hard sell with parents, many of whom find the break with tradition disturbing. “Most parents want workbooks and papers to put on the fridge; they understand these things,” says Uphoff of Wright State University. “Parents are anxious to help students at home,” Zimmerman adds, and they feel “insecure and frightened if they don't have worksheets to help them with.”To give parents confidence in a developmentally appropriate program, educator..See more on ascdDespite the consensus among early childhood educators that developmentally appropriate practice is best for young children, obstacles loom between theory and practice spread developmentally appropriate practice will be “an uphill fight,” says Bowman, primarily because it is expensive. “The cost factor has not been faced up to,” she says. “To get wonderful results, you have to invest in the program,” including improving teacher-to-pupil ratios and providing training for teachersekamp a..See more on ascdWhat do experts foresee for the movement toward developmentally appropriate practice?Most are cautiously optimistic that the trend will continue, primarily because of the great number of complementary trends, such as the new process orientation in mathematics and the widespread interest in integrated curriculum and whole language. Bredekamp is heartened by the congruence she sees among these trends, but she also fears that the impetus toward national standards could mow down any progress if i..See more on ascd
Preschool Sunday School Lesson: I Am Special!
Help children each write “special” on the top half of their circle, just above the rubber band holes. Have partners return their circles to each other. Show children how to put their forefinger and middle finger of each hand through the rubber bands and wind the circles tight,