Often, the modifications will also benefit the other children in your child care program.The following links can give you specific information on adapting the child care environment to meet the needs of children with certain types of disabilities.When you read this information, remember that every child and every disability are different.
To my complete disbelief, she affirmed the decisions we are making to accommodate our son. She has worked with children and adults with autism for twelve years….
She said she can see the positive impact our accommodations are having on my son and his self-image. I think I might have sat there with my mouth wide open as she spoke. I started to tear up a little and told her I thought she was going to say I babied him too much. I am sharing this, not because I think we have this all figured out.
Keep your primary focus on each child's strengths and abilities as you work to make modifications and adjustments.
Each child is different, and each delay or disability will require different modifications.
And I can already feel the shame creeping in, as I think about her questioning his media time, obsession with Minecraft, and lack of exercise. I think it was likely the time I was told that I was hysterical and overreacting at his three-week old well baby check up.