Last year, before beginning to teach PYP, I received an email from a teacher telling me that I will have a Grade 2 students in my class with special needs. This student had autism disorders. Honestly, I was quite astonished and puzzled. It was the first time ever I would teach one student having this kind of special needs. I read quite a lot to be more aware and to be able to give my utmost to my lovely student, Rosie.
After reading a great article on SPELTAC: “Ways to support ells with special needs” (http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2016/03/response_ways_to_support_ells_with_special_needs.html), I wanted to share to resources in English and merely in French language that I found on the Internet and thanks to the librarian at the Montpellier hospital.
But, before, I wanted to let you know one fact that shocked me: in Cambodian language, there is not even 1 word for autism. Read this article to understand how the autistic persons are viewed by the local population because of a lack of awareness:
In Phnom Penh, there are only 2 schools that support kids having these disorders: http://www.rabbitschoolcambodia.org/
- Free training online in French language:
2. Some handy and meaningful resources in French langue :
- Organising the time and the environment: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_N6qI3Bzofa3ltdDhZbjgxQ1k/view?usp=sharing
- Modeling and differentiating the learners paths: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_N6qI3BzofQTkxZTFhWU03Wmc/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_N6qI3BzofY0l1dVh6ODlxdVU/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_N6qI3BzofLURPUS1mWUlyWnM/view?usp=sharing
3. PD in NZ and in Australia:
To my point of view, Australia and New Zealand are wellhead than France/Belgium/Switzerland (besides their training for ABA approach) So, if you are interested in this topic and you can apply for a PD, here is some of their programs: