5 Things To Keep In Mind When Teaching Uniquely Challenged Students

Do you have a uniquely challenged student in your classroom? Do you find the uniquely challenged student taking more time in understanding a concept? As a teacher, you might have managed students with different mentalities and abilities but when it comes to teaching a uniquely challenged student it can be difficult especially when you haven’t had any experience in handling those differently abled students.

Here are a few things that you should keep in mind when you have a uniquely challenged student in your classroom:

  1. Maintain Equality in the Classroom

If you have one or more uniquely challenged students in your classroom, they are more likely to be bullied by some students in the class. It is very important to set common rules that the entire class has to follow. Make sure all students follow the rules and have equal rights in the classroom. Do not consider the uniquely challenged child different from others just because of a physical disability and never criticize them for their disability. Make them feel they are just like the other students in the class.

  1. Maintain Frequent Communication with the Parents of Uniquely Challenged Children

Communicating with parents of uniquely challenged children is necessary because most parents think that no one values their child because of their challenges. Make the parents feel comfortable and assure them that their child is doing fine. Help them address their concerns and provide support.

  1. Learn about the Specific Challenge faced by your Student

As a teacher, you should know about the challenges your student is facing. You can learn more by contacting his / her parents and by talking to his / her previous teachers to know more about the challenges. When you know the student’s routine, the way he/she deals with the challenges, you can help the student to a greater extent. You can use educational tools that are useful to your uniquely challenged students.

  1. Get Involved in Student Activities and Help them Participate in Activities of their Interest

Assign individual activities to students in your classroom and encourage the uniquely challenged students to participate just like the other students. Make them feel they are being treated equally in their classroom. Be there to help them with their activities. Strictly prohibit criticism against any student in the classroom. By helping uniquely challenged students in the classroom, you boost their confidence and encourage them to learn to do things independently.

  1. Encourage Uniquely Challenged Students to Contact You for Help

At times, uniquely challenged children need moral support and need someone to share their concerns with. Let them know that you are there for them if they need any help. Make them feel that they are free to talk to you about their problems.

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