I am currently teaching at home in Samut Prakarn and was asked to teach an 8 y/o girl with Down Syndrome. I have been teaching for 6 years now and have a good deal of experience in teaching young learners and have run into "children with dis-abilities" in schools. I am very well aware that they need lots more attention than a "regular" 8 y/o.
I've always been interrested in teaching children with disabilities and am doing this for free at the moment, but i have never been teaching a child with DS in private. Is there anyone out there who can give me some advice?
What i know now is that:
- Possible problem with hearing and vision (short- or long sighted)
- Problems with short term memory.
- VERY easily distracted
- Need to feel equal
Does anyone have experience in teaching DS children?
Hope to hear from you