Tips for Special-Needs Teachers

Tips for Special-Needs Teachers | Social and Emotional Learning

by Tricia Gomez Let’s talk about the social/emotional developmental domain. (The five developmental domains are cognitive, motor, self-help, social/emotional, and communication.) Kids with autism tend to struggle with social situations. They fail to pick up subtle cues such as lack of interest, and they often understand words literally, missing inferred meanings (in jokes, for example).…

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Tips for Special-Needs Teachers | Communication: Receptive & Expressive Language

by Tricia Gomez Tip 1 Most special-needs students are in therapy and/or working with an individualized education program (IEP) in school. Their goals will fall into one or more of five developmental domains: cognitive, motor, self-help, social/emotional, and communication. Whether you’re teaching a special-needs class or have one student with learning differences, understanding these domains—and…

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