Experiences teaching with special needs in the classroom
During my teaching years I have had students with hearing impairments who were attending my classes a few days a week before entering the mainstream school program. The classes I worked with during my full time teaching career were often challenging and I was always keen to work with students who had emotional issues and for this reason I often dealt with such students in and out of the classroom. I have run Peer Support programs to enhance friendships for some of these students.
I have dealt with past students who have had extreme emotional issues and worked closely with their parents and counsellors as a mentor.
Over the years, I have dealt with many physical and emotional issues in the class room and have dealt with each individual student according to their special needs.
I have taught students in Maths and English from both ends of the spectrum; those who struggle and those who require greater enrichment.
At present, I am teaching a Down Syndrome student in the “I Can Read” program.