Tip #3 – Safety Issues!

Tips For Teachers: Tip #3 – Safety Issues!

Tips For Teachers: Tip #3 – Safety Issues!

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Safety Issues!

The current school year is coming to an end soon, and we are all starting to look at the list of new students we will be working with next September.

If you are working with a student with special educational needs in September, I have some tips for you!

Today I will share Tip #3

Safety Issues!

Before September, remember to ask this ONE question to parents of new children coming into your classroom:

How can I keep your child safe?

Children with special needs, particularly younger ones, might need to be fully supervised as they might not always have a sense of danger and safety yet.

Ask families if there are any issues concerning safety, and talk to your team to provide additional support.

Some children might be inclined to run away, so you need to make sure the child’s SNA supervises the child closely in all spaces that are not enclosed.

Some other children might be too unsteady on their feet, and they could be easily knocked over if other children bumped into them.

Find out if parents have any safety concerns and make a plan with your team accordingly.

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Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For Father

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Welcome to the sign of the week.

Father’s Day is almost upon us and we will be celebrating our father’s and the father figures in our lives: grandad’s, uncles, brothers and dear friends who have looked after and helped us over the years.

I can’t wait to see all the lovely arts and crafts children will be doing for their loved ones.

So in this video I am teaching you a sign you will surely need for this—the sign for FATHER.

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Welcome to the sign of the week.

Good weather brings outdoor activities and local trips with the little ones. I can’t wait to visit our local pet farm and the zoo soon; it’s been too long since we enjoyed these wonderful family days out. 

Do your students love animals as much as my students do? I bet they do. 

In this video, I am teaching you the sign for ANIMAL.

You can practice this by singing children’s favourite songs, such as Old McDonald, or by reading books with animals on them, such as Brown Bear.

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All Lámh signs used on this website are with reference to the official Lámh website. 

You can find more information, advice, courses, training, resources and research etc on the official Lámh website.

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Tip #2 – Take Photos!

Tips For Teachers: Tip #2 – Take Photos!

Tips For Teachers: Tip #2 – Take Photos!

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Take Photos!

Today’s tip involves taking your camera out (or your phone), taking photos of the school, and not forgetting to take a selfie. Why?
Because you want to create a photo book for your new student.

So today I will share Tip #2

Take photos!

Creating a book about the new preschool or school will help your student get familiar with what he/she is going to find there next September.

Take pictures of the main entrance, the hall, the classroom, the yard, the P.E. hall and even less fancy rooms such as the toilet area.

Try to capture small details in the school: the book corner, paintings on the corridors, or any interesting toys you might have in the classroom, so the child starts looking forward to going to the school and seeing all these things.

Don’t forget to include pictures of the child’s teachers, SNA, the school principal, and even the school secretary, who might greet the child every morning.

Email the pictures to the parents or print them to create a “School Book” for the child.

This book will give the child an opportunity to get familiar with the new place, so he/she knows what to expect on the first day of school, which will help a more smooth transition.

If you would like to feel confident and prepared to work with students with autism, or you want to continue to grow your knowledge on ASD, I have something for you.

In July, my team and I will be teaching a 2-day course, Introduction to Autism. You can join us live, or watch the online recording afterwards on our course website.

For more information, click on the link below. I hope you join us in making classrooms more inclusive for all children.

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Hi there,

Welcome to the sign of the week.

Lámh Sign For Summer

In this video you will learn the sign for SUMMER. I know, I know, it’s quite chilly outside for May this year, but we are officially in the sunny season, so let’s get ready to enjoy the outdoors as soon as the sun comes out 🙂

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Lámh Sign For Summer

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Sign of The Week – SUMMER.
Today you will learn the sign for SUMMER. I know, I know, it’s quite chilly outside for May. But we are officially in the sunny season, so let’s get ready to enjoy the outdoors as soon as the sun comes out…

read more

Subscribe to my newsletter and learn a new sign every week, read one of my articles or watch my video blogs where I answer questions I receive from primary school teachers, special needs assistants, and early years educators of children with autism.

All Lámh signs used on this website are with reference to the official Lámh website. 

You can find more information, advice, courses, training, resources and research etc on the official Lámh website.

www.lamh.org