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My background: I have a bachelor's degree in Studio Art, but I minored in education and theater tech. I am not a state- certified teacher. I was a camp counselor for 7 years as a teenager, and completed only some of the coursework required for certification. With those skills I've landed several jobs over the years at art museums, art camps, and private studios, very casual settings. I currently teach private lessons at a studio in central Texas; my youngest student is 4 years old, my oldest is 76. Too long; didn't read. I'm not a certified teacher, but I've worked with kids for 8 years.

My obstacle: I have been teaching a student for several months who is different from other children. It took me months to ask his parents what exactly his handicap is because they never disclosed that he is not on par with other children his age. I assumed, from my experience with children with Asperger's, that he either had some form of high- functioning autism, or ADHD. His parents finally c...See More
Landparent On 2/22/17, Miss Laura wrote: > My background: I have a bachelor's degree in Studio Art, but > I minored in education and theater tech. I am not a state- > certified teacher. I was a camp counselor for 7 years as a > teenager, and completed only some of the coursework required > for certification. With those skills I've landed severa...See More
casey I agree. A look at the IEP might give you a better picture of the child. The parent's picture is possibly very different from the educational reality. The wonderful thing is he loves coming to you. You are meeting him where he is interest and ability wise. I wish you luck convincing the parents of that. You are on the right track.
AM Just so you know I am a parent.

What jumped out at me was assuming the parents think he is an idiot savant (we know what it means) and you should know that being developmentally delayed doesn't equate to mentally handicapped. When you finally asked them what was wrong they were honest with you. Perhaps they read some place that it will he...See More


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