The narrative of a student with special needs is often lost when moving from one school to another or even from one grade level to another! Understanding an incoming student's needs is a time consuming, but vital process. I myself and many other teachers have said, "If I'd only known, I could have made the student's transition better." When a student with additional needs that fall outside of the general education bubble arrives or leaves your classroom, what can you do to ensure there is a smooth transition?
In this workshop, we will explore:
Why are smooth transitions vital for our students?
What information should you compile? How does progress over time aid this process?
Learner Profiles, the many possibilities, and why they work
Facilitating smooth transitions