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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Try this tip tuesday

I am a mother of special needs children. In fact 5 out of my 6 children have special needs. All of them are in highschool or past now so I have learned some basic steps but I am always learning because the need to be informed is always there. Today I want to share with you what I did when my children were younger

1. I volunteered every day for a few hours a day. No it was not directly in the childs classroom just them knowing that I was at school helped in behaviors and also gave them a reason to try. I would help on recess duty, help in the library, and also in the media room. I loved to help out and the teachers became used to me and I would find out more and more about what my child needed and how to meet those needs.

2. Follow through with school meetings whether group meetings or independent meetings. Making yourself available as much as possible always helped out and allowed the school the ability to discuss isues with you easier. So it works on both sides.

3. Become familiar with the teacher talk to them about how you may be able to help out whether in the class room or outside the room. Sometimes there are things that need to be done that can not be done within the classroom

4.One last thing is to just talk to your child about thier school day and listen. Listening is easy to do if you try and one thing that may make your childs teachers job easier

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  1. Great tips that I think all parents can do and should do. :)

  2. Being a presence at the school is so important. For your child and for building relationships with the school. Great tips!

  3. What a great way to become involved, not with your child, but with the teachers and other school staff!

    Thanks for participating in Try This Tuesday!! (Trish @ 5MFSN)


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