My classroom has very unique learners. I teach students 2nd through 5th grade in a special education classroom. The majority of my students have a cognitive impairment and autism and have multiple levels of learning needs. My students face many challenges when it comes to learning and developing social skills due to their cognitive functioning but they are eager to learn and are very hard working.
My students benefit from a variety of learning modalities and developing skills to help foster independence.
The materials that I am requesting will help my students systematically develop independent task completion skills. The majority of the students in my classroom require one to one staff support and by having materials available to create task boxes and learning centers, my paraprofessionals and I can help teach the students how to complete the task boxes and learning center tasks with support and then fade out prompting and cuing to where the student is completing the task box without staff support.
Helping my students learn to work independently is probably one of the most important skills that we can teach them to be successful in school and out in the community.
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