for family service providers
Welcome Family Service Providers. This page was designed just for you! Our website contains a wealth of information on supporting and including children with special needs in the classroom and home. We at the Head Start Center for Inclusion, have chosen a few key pieces of information to get you started. Please browse this page for all things related to supporting families of children with special needs. Take a look at the other areas of the site for even more information on inclusion. Thanks for visiting!.
15 min. Inservices Tip!Complete these short lessons along with families at home, school, or the library. You can download and save this information to your computer if internet access is a challenge. Another idea is to view the PowerPoint presentation on your own and take handouts and a discussion topic to the family.
Inclusion Basics: Membership
Social Stories Tip!Assist families in talking about and focusing on one activity or situation in which a Social Story may be helpful. Print a few copies and help the parents personalize it for their child. Also, try writing a new Social Story if those on the site do not fit your needs. Reference the directions on the Social Stories page for directions and ideas. Don't forget to add pictures by including photographs of the child, cut-outs from a magazine or drawings!
Getting Ready for School
Staying Close When Shopping
HSCI Community Book Group Tip!Encourage families to check out books from the library and use these as discussion points with their child around differences and playing with everyone. Another idea is to start a lending library of your own to increase family access to helpful and supporting books.
HSCI Community Book Group
Siblings of Children with Special Needs
Social-Emotional Health in Children in Head Start
Working with Children with FASD
Working with Children in Foster Care
Using Home Visits to Enhance Literacy Skills
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