I am a teacher in a school for students with severe to profound mental challenges. I see that my students are faced with many obstacles both in and outside of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide them with creative and meaningful learning experiences that are age appropriate. My students are creative, clever, and very spontaneous. They like to move and love lots of positive attention.
There are things that may prevent my students from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical." From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me.
By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
Many of my students with severe mental disabilities also have autism. They require hand over hand assistance. When I am working with another student, I need to be able to keep the other children's hands busy. With a variety of items to choose from, I can find something to appeal to everyone.
When my students have to wait their turn, they need something to keep them engaged.
The items in my project will do just that. They will have a choice of blocks and fidget type toys that will keep their hands and minds active and will help calm their behaviors. By donating to my project, you will be helping students with severe to profound disabilities become classroom ready.
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