Early Intervention News
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Why is it important to follow directions? First, Following Directions ensure safety. By keeping hands to self while standing in line or playing outside with peers, students are following directions or rules of the group or society. Next, teachers have more time to spend on instruction and less time on managing behaviors. Finally, task completion in a timely manner includes directions such as writing your name at the top of the paper, completing the paper and showing the teacher so checking for understanding is addresse
My role as an Early Intervention Teacher who provides specialized instruction for your son or daughter is to determine the breakdown in directions then provide supports. Are there too many? Is your child distracted? Does your child need visual supports as a reminder to expectations? Another role is to share resources with you, the parent, as well as with the caregiver or early childhood environment teacher. Sharing information is part of the educational process. Enclosed is a link on visual strategies by Linda Hodgdon: http://usevisualstrategies.com/about-linda-hodgdon/
What happens if my child doesn't follow directions?
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Early Intervention Schedule for the Month of May
May 26th (Thursday) and May 27th (Friday)
May 30th (Monday) and May 31st (Tuesday)
Services will resume on June 1st (Wednesday)