Special Education With Care
Inspire Special Education Parent Newsletter
The October 2019 issue includes:
- Introduction to Transition
- How to Teach Your Child to Use the Library
- Using Multi-sensory Instruction
- Following Directions
Transition Corner: Upcoming Webinars!
Career Tech Education Programs
Please come join us as we hear from an Enrollment Adviser and a Student Success Coach share what Brighton College has to offer in the areas of Career Tech Education (CTE). Brighton College is a online distance learning program offering CTE certificates in pathways for business, health and medical, cybersecurity, and legal-related fields. Students can enroll while they are in high school or as a post-secondary student.
Brighton College Info Sheet
Brighton College Website https://www.brightoncollege.edu/
Date: Wednesday, October 23 Time: 10:00 AM
Working at GameStop & Careers in the Gaming Industry
Please join us as we hear from a GameStop representative! Some of the many topics we will discuss include: positions within stores, skills/training/characteristics you look for in an employee as a manager, previous experience/classes/knowledge that is useful for your job, and possibly other jobs/careers in video game industry. We will also have a Q & A at the end for students to ask questions!
GameStop Website https://www.gamestop.com/
Date: Thursday, October 24 Time: 1:00 PM
How to Teach Your Child to Use the Library
- Search for a library close to your home. If the location is convenient, you'll be able to go more frequently.
- Sign up for a membership for you and your child. Once your child becomes more familiar with the library and where things are located, they'll want to go more often.
- A lot of libraries offer weekly programs and activities for young children and teens such as story times, book clubs, or after school activities. Make sure you check out the different programs available for you at your local library!
- Librarians are here to help and can help your child locate their favorite books, authors, or recommend new books. Feel comfortable introducing your child to the librarian and let your child know that they can ask the librarian any questions that they may have.
- Teach your child that they can use the library for school projects.
- Let children choose which books they would like to borrow so that they can love reading even more.
- Teach children how to care about their books and how to be responsible over the books that they borrow.
Check out Lena's article here: https://www.parentcircle.com/article/how-to-teach-your-child-to-use-a-public-library/
Using Multisensory Instruction
- Use whole body movements or hand movements to teach things such as handwriting and spelling to blending phonemes or introducing new vocabulary.
- Have a listening center where students can listen to an audio text and follow along with a visual text as well.
- Use visuals such as a visual schedule or chart to help students with reminders.
- Use manipulatives such as blocks or cubes when teaching students how to break apart sounds in words or separating syllables.
- Incorporate graphic organizers into learning strategies.
- Use mirrors to help students visually distinguish mouth position.
- Have students trace, copy or even air write words with their eyes closed to practice spelling words.
- Incorporate a students sense of touch by giving students playdoh, modeling clay or sand to build words and sentences.
- Incorporate math when cooking together by having students count ingredients or convert measurements for older students.
Remember, the sky is the limit and you can get creative when teaching your student! Find more great tips here: https://www.theliteracynest.com/2018/07/multisensory-teaching-techniques-in-the-classroom.html
- Have students practice following directions by giving them a blank coloring page and giving them specific instructions such as "color the flower red"
- Use picture or word cards to break down directions on how to complete a specific task.
- Have fun and go on a treasure hunt! Have students follow directions in order to find their "treasure"
- Create a block structure and give students step by step instructions on how to recreate the structure.
Learn more about these great ideas here: https://ourpastimes.com/196396-activities-to-teach-children-how-to-follow-directions.html