Teaching kids with special needs can be a delicate balancing act. You do everything you can think of to reach them but sometimes the gap is just too wide. Maria Eckersley, mom of an autistic son and owner of the site MeckMom.com has joined us today to help navigate these tricky waters.
Maria's many years of Autism parenting and teaching in the Church have given her a unique perspective on reaching and connecting with these fantastic kids. Her video is about 15 minutes long so grab a notebook, a pen, and some laundry to fold as you listen.
In Maria's video she explores three big areas that teachers can focus on:
- Proactive communication
Her practical tips can be applied in Primary, Sunday School and Youth classes.
For more resources on helping kids with special needs, check out the Church website devoted to teaching children with disabilities.
Also, consider reading this helpful Ensign article by Danyelle Ferguson (another mom of an Autistic son).
Your Turn- What has helped you teach kids with special needs?