Teaching Strategies for Children With Special Needs

Hello, how are you all teacher’s friends? ,,

On this occasion, I will give a few tips for the teacher’s best friends in educating children with special needs.

What is meant by children with special needs ?, What about the characteristics?

Children with special needs are children with special characteristics that are different from children in general without always showing mental, emotional, or physical disabilities.

Well, friends, which are included in Children with Special Needs include blind, deaf, mental retardation, physical impairment, mental retardation, learning difficulties, behavioral disorders, gifted children, children with health problems, and difficulty socializing.

Other terms for children with special needs are exceptional children and children with disabilities. Because of the characteristics and obstacles they have, Children with Special Needs need a special form of educational services tailored to their abilities and potential, for example for blind people they need to modify reading texts into Braille (embossed) writing and hearing impairments communicate using sign language.

Well now, there has begun to be an overview of the review of children with special needs above, so children with special needs are children who are generally different from normal children and need special learning behavior and special schools.

Among the strategies of teaching children with special needs are;

1. Interaction

Friend, because of ignorance many people are wrong to start interactions with children with special needs. Usually, they start interacting with questions, then children are reluctant to answer, and people give up then finally talk to their parents.

If you want to teach children with special needs, then use rules or ways to get acquainted properly. First, introduce yourself and explain how you feel happy to be friends with the child. You can start by asking to shake hands, touch hands, shoulders, or face. Keep in mind, not all children like to be touched, such as children with autism, so understand the situation and be careful

You can also explain what activities you will do with the child, from beginning to end, while looking at the child’s eyes lovingly and patiently.

2. Observation

Friends, usually some children with special needs receive sensory input to the brain or thoughts in different ways and they find it very difficult to express their discomfort. Remember that all behavior is communication. Always look at something different and think if the child is trying to communicate with you. If you are not sure, you can ask your parents or other parents.

3. Comfortable Learning Environment

Well, friends, the behavior of children with special needs is sometimes unexpected. Therefore, it is important to put safety first and regulate the environment to be physically and emotionally comfortable. able to choose a spacious and comfortable place and not so many items and colors that attract attention, because usually, children with special needs will be very aggressive when seeing objects and striking colors

4.   Use Cues, Visual, Auditory and Tactile

Having the right cues in an environment can have a positive impact on children with special needs. Friends can use cards that contain simple written instructions to help children remember the rules of good behavior. If your child cannot read, use pictures.

Another example is that instead of shouting to tell a group of children to be quiet, you should use a whistle or applause to attract their attention.

Whereas tactile cues can be done by gently touching the shoulder or offering blankets and other soft fabrics are an easy way to attract someone’s attention. You don’t need to push or pull the child hard.

Ok until here first yes, on the opportunity to come I will reveal the secret or kinesthetic, greetings.


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