Welcome, Dear Parents,
The thought of teaching your child at home during these exceptional times can be quite preoccupying and challenging whether your child has a disability or not. And, as you are well aware, people with disabilities are a diverse group of people, and so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to teaching, let alone teaching at home. However, there are some important guidelines to keep in mind.
Homelife and everyday activities already offer unique opportunities for all children to learn. All children thrive with routines; all children learn from watching and doing.
Learning to cope with the unexpected in a safe and supportive environment become life-long lessons.
Play is an excellent way to practice skills and to gain new ones.
Brains of all ages learn best with stories; we are wired that way.
Spend quality time with your children because they will remember what they felt and learned at home during the COVID-19 Quarantine, not what they missed in class.
ETSB's Pedagogical Services Team has put together a great website that suggests excellent activities and ideas for all students. Check out the Daily Challenge!
I invite you to visit their website.
The Dropdown Menu in the Parent's Corner offers several suggestions that target literacy, numeracy, motor and social skill development. The point of these suggestions isn't to reproduce a classroom setting in your home. Remember, children learn best when they are having fun.
If you need to reach out, have questions - contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org