Seeking Knowledge

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-11-2003
Seeking Knowledge
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Sat, 10-11-2003 - 10:17pm
Hello to everyone who reads my message. I am a graduate student currently taking classes within the area of Elementary Education. I decided enroll in classes within the special education area so I can get a better feel for and understanding of all my students. I believe all children are individuals and it is important to learn as much as I can about the needs and abilities of each and every one. I believe parents know their children better than anyone(being a mother of two myself), and are often overlooked as important sources of knowledge about their children. Anyways, this is my reason for focusing within the special needs area. I am asking a favor of anyone who is willing to share some of their stories with me in order to help me with an assignment to broaden my knowledge of some of the problems, criticisms and success parents of children with disabilities have experienced. Your help would be greatly appreciated and will hopefully help me in my goals of becoming a teacher who is able to relate well to both the parents of and children within my classroom.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-21-2003
Wed, 10-22-2003 - 9:10pm
I don't know how much help I could be; one I live in Canada so I'm sure there are differences in our school systems and two my Peanut is just starting school this year. We have gone to 2 different Universities to talk to students about those with special needs. My daughters preschool program assistant is taking education and she had a class on inclusion and we were her visual aids (ha ha). We have also participated in the filming of a movie about non verbal children in the classroom, how to intergrate them with their peers. It's called We All Smile In The Same Language. It is for sale and has been bought by many proffesionals including OTs, Speech and Language Pathologists. So basically..if you have any specific questions I'll try to help.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 01-28-2004 - 8:44am

How are things going?

 


 



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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 02-04-2004 - 9:12am

bumping it up....how are things?