Welcome to a spot to share ideas for working with students in exceptional education in public schools.
Please describe activities you've successfully used with students to improve fine motor and self-help skills.
Creative classroom adaptations for sensory-based and ergonomic needs are sought. Technology applications, low and high tech, are appreciated.
Above all--be positive and professional in sharing your experiences and ideas. Thanks.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Thanks Dr. Seuss
Came to an elementary school to work with my Friday morning student--Oops! It's Dr. Seuss Day!
Change of plans--take photos of current pencil grasp and writing ability during "morning work" and then observe interactions with peers in class and during the long parade down the hallways, with cheering crowds of older students lining the path. What a great way to look for self regulation in the midst of way too much excitement for one day!
I asked the classroom aide to observe my target student's behavior later in the day, to see if she might become more upset than usual over various events or something else unexpected might occur, indicating that her equilibrium might have become unsettled by the fun activities of the morning. Will make a note to ask the assistant next week.