The student population I primarily serve come to us from an undeserved community. The challenges are greater than the support we are able to provide, though we try our best. As a case manager at a high school I work with students with special needs. The eligibilities range from Autism Spectrum, Specific Learning Disability, Emotional Disturbance, Hearing/Vision Loss, ADHD (or just ADD), or Other Health Impairment (OHI).
Regardless of their academic deficit, all my kids work equally hard!
They also struggle with executive functioning skills. The more support I am able to provide them in this area the higher the chances are for them to achieve success in school.
Working with students with special needs come with its challenges and rewards. One thing all case managers/resource teachers struggle with on a daily basis is finding ways to provide basic tools for students to find success in school.
If school supplies could talk, they would have quite the stories to share about the places they have visited!
They are usually everywhere but with the students. I created this project in hopes of acquiring basic tools that will ensure that our high needs students are always ready with their best foot forth and all their tools in one place. My students will use these supplies to complete assignments, get organized, submit assignments in a timely manner, and master their executive functioning skills which they will need later in life. Preparation is the key to success. We (us teachers) want to do everything we can do demonstrate what preparation looks and feels like so that students are able to one day prepare for success on their own.
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