IMPORTANCE OF TEAMWORK AT SCHOOL AND HOME:
Just like in the school setting, the team at home could be the mom, dad, siblings, grandmother or whoever lives with the person with special needs. It is important for everyone to be on the same page for consistency and structure. The team at home should be familiar with the person’s IEP (individualized Educational Plan) from school and work on similar goals at home relating to the person’s personal life. If the school is working on the goal of toilet training, the team at home should carry on with the same goal. The team’s overall function is to work together to meet the all the needs of the person with special needs so that he/she lives the best life possible.
Below are pictures of the vision specialist, physical therapist. occupational therapist, APE (Adaptive Physical Education) instructor and speech therapist working with my students. We are all a team informing each other of progress and information on each student. Below is also a picture of me and my colleagues.