Accomodating children with special
But remember-schedules have value only when they are used!
Students should preview their schedule at the start of the school day.
When creating daily schedules be sure to match the schedule format to the child's skill level: A classroom schedule lays out the events of the day that affect all children in the room.
Teachers can also create individualized schedules for children who receive additional (or alternative) services and supports.
When working with children with developmental disabilities, teachers can accomplish a great deal by managing the learning environment proactively to prevent behavior problems and promote learning.
But identified students may also experience behavior or learning problems because they lack key skills (e.g., capacity to interact with other children in socially appropriate ways).
After each activity is completed, students check off that item on their schedule or otherwise indicate that the event is finished (e.g., by removing the event's picture from the schedule board).
When an event in the student's schedule is unexpectedly cancelled, teachers may find that the student will adjust more quickly to the change if the instructor and the child sit down together review the schedule and revise it to reflect the altered plan for the day. Motivation is the 'engine' that drives student engagement and learning.