This week, I have spent a full week in the Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit at the local high school. I have been working with students who have a range of disabilities including autism; foetal alcohol spectrum disorder; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; and oppositional defiant disorder.
Reflecting on my week in a SEN classroom, I have found my primary training to be extremely useful and used them a lot. For example, when delivering numeracy lessons, I made extensive use of concrete manipulatives. I also found that learnings from my final teaching placement were helpful.
I have learned about the ASDAN program and it's delivery within a school setting, and while I found it very interesting, my time here reinforced for me my desire to teach the Australian Curriculum.