The days of separating students based on special needs in the classroom are over, as research has shown that the inclusion of different learning patterns and skill levels allows for more diverse socializations and relationships, increased collaboration, and added preparation for adult life in an inclusive society. Keep reading and learn more about what inclusion can look like in an early childhood classroom.
What Does Early Childhood Inclusion Look Like?
Adults have had time to consider what learning methods and coping mechanisms work for them when they need to focus, but early childhood learners have not had the time or experience to learn the coping skill that will help them be successful yet. Educators can help to make this learning process go more smoothly by incorporating inclusive activities and tools into the classroom environment. Some simple changes to a student’s environment or daily experience could be the difference between chaos and focused learning.
Inclusion in an early childhood classroom may include adaptable seating, fidgets and other tools to help students learn. Having a focus on highlighting students strengths can be incorporated into working to overcome their weaknesses. A classroom combination of students with special needs and appropriate peer models offers diverse and unique learning experiences for all early childhood learners.
Tools for Accommodating Young Learners with Special Needs
Abilitations products are developed by therapists and teachers to assist in successfully including and meeting the special needs of young children. These tools can help all children recognize their strengths and making needed accommodations for any weaknesses.
Offering students alternative seating options can help to increase time spent focused and on-task. Check out the different products available from Abilitations.
Some early childhood learners need to fidget to maintain focus on learning, and the specialized and safe products from Abilitations can give them the sensory input they need.
When the world is overwhelming and seems chaotic it becomes difficult for students to learn. A variety of sensory tools from Abilitations can offer calming input to help a child focus.
These types of tools and so many more are available online for purchase to use in early childhood classrooms. Bringing out the very best in all students, regardless of their specific needs, is the goal of the Abilitations products line.