September 8, 2016 | Patty Myers |
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
First Baptist Church of Orlando Special Friends Ministry
The First Hope is excited to announce the addition of a music class to our Transitions+Secondary curriculum. Our music teacher, Mrs. Angie Elkins, is introducing our students to the many benefits of music, especially for children with special needs. Music can be used to motivate our students to learn new skills, it is multi-sensory, it is processed in both hemispheres the brain, it is a nonverbal means of communication, and it a fun and easy way to connect. Pictured below are our 6-12th graders enjoying a sing-a-long accompanied by the piano.
Transitions + Primary Lead Teacher
Emma graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University in 2014, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Exceptional Student Education (ESE). She has experience working with students with disabilities of all kinds. God has blessed her with a terrific family and a loving group of friends. In her free time, Emma enjoys spending time with loved ones, reading, and traveling during the summer. Emma lives in College Park with two wonderful roommates and her ‘fur baby’, Milo (who has no idea he is a dog) whom she loves and adores. Emma is so excited for what God has in store for her students and herself this year at The First Hope!
As we get into the new school year there have been many changes for students and parents. Of course, the obvious big change is we moved into a new building. Some of our students are here at The First Hope for the very first time. Transition is one of the hardest things for our students. None of us really like change, but we regulate to it at different times. Most of us don’t need a big warning before a change but many of our students need help with transitions. We use many things here to help support this skill. Some of the things we use are visual schedules, Pecs, verbally reviewing what is coming next and also a First/Then chart.
When your child is struggling with a transition things to help you may be: