I work with a wide spectrum of students who have varying abilities of autism. They learn at different speeds and rates compared to their neuro-typical peers. I have found, along with research, that students with autism learn best by doing and interacting with their learning materials, which provide them opportunities to make connections through their learning style.
My students come to school each day ready to learn, have memorable experiences and hoping to have their voices and actions accepted by their teachers and neuro-typical peers.
Every day we work on building a safe environment where everyone is accepted, engaged in learning, and learning how to interact with others. Each and every day I am amazed by their abilities and their growth in academics, social development, and of course their humor!
My class has changed classrooms and the new classroom does not have any storage or cubby boxes for my students personal and school items. We are requesting a mobile cubby unit to help our classroom become organized and for a place to store our items during our school day.
My students have many items that need a place to store during the day, such as their communication device(s), extra clothes, general education materials that they take to their classrooms, and their materials they need to take home for their families.
The mobile cubby unit will help us out so much, to organize our personal and school things and to have ownership over an area of the classroom. My students are working on independent living skills everyday and having a place to store their personal/school things will help them progress forward.
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