Encouraging special needs children Finding new ways to prompt children in positivity

Disabled children can get discouraged quickly over things that may seem simple to the general population but look scary to the child.

Even though it may be hard to engage a disabled child in an uplifting activity, this does not mean doing so is less important. Doing an activity, instead of filling out a worksheet is significantly more helpful to children without a disability. In the same way engaging activities are just as crucial for disabled children.

Disabled children are different from most, so teachers will have to be creative in helping them have success and believing they are smart.

Teachers need to make sure he or she reaches all of his or her students with a basis of positiveness, especially the ones who have disabilities.

It can be hard to engage disabled children because not only do their brains work differently than adults, but they are hindered from doing what most children can do in many ways.

Working together is necessary for everyone; disabled children just learn it sooner.

Positiveness is such a big issue throughout everyone's life, that teachers, especially special education teachers, should not be afraid to spend significant class time on it.

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