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You can do it
Old 10-07-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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Your first goal with spec ed, in my opinion is to keep them safe. Second, just getting some spec ed kids to be in a gen ed class is an accomplishment.

You might modify the assignment for the spec ed students. You may have special packets already made up for the spec ed students. For example, if I know a student cannot cut using scissors, or will take too much time, I might have their pieces pre-cut, maybe even pre-glued. So look at your project. If it has 10 steps, your spec ed students might do 4 or 5 steps.

Have you tried pairing the spec ed kids with gen ed groups? From my experience I think the group work might work to some degree. Usually a table group of children will do their own thing, but then they will lend a hand to the special ed kids. Also, keep in mind that the spec ed kids don't have to come up with the same outcome in their projects. Their abilities are limited, so its more about the experience than the finished product.
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