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Old 06-15-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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Our school has several aides for special needs kids and they are mainstreamed into our classes, so over the last three years I have had 2 students who came in with an aide. It is an interesting situation and I was nervous too, but it does work out. First have a place for the student and the aide to sit next to her. In our school, we have a few experienced aides who often will modify the classroom work on the spot depending on the student's ability. Otherwise you may need to have that chat with the aide and find out what your student's abilities are, and if work needs to be adapted. Some of the aides love to help you out in the classroom with other students etc. ,if they are trying to let their student have more independence in their work,etc.--other aides focus just on their student. My autistic student could do our math, but not much in the way of language arts and so the aide had supplemental work from our special day teacher to fill in with. The other student had severe behavior issues and so his aide had to remove him from class many times to settle him down, and she just handled it, and I supported her any way I could. So each situation is very different. I talked to the class about both situations when the student was out of the room so we could discuss how to be supportive and that we don't tease about it, etc. Just be proactive with your new aide and share what you're about, I let mine know that if they had any questions to please ask-- If this aide has been with this child last year you can check with the teacher who had the student what worked and didn't, etc. Hope that's helpful !
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