3 year old needing one on one

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  1. Grammy Teacher

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    The teacher next door to me has 10 children in her fall class. One of them has a condition that affects his walk(falls easily,) is not at all potty trained (no bathroom in her room,) can't feed himself, no speech, cannot participate in any planned activities without one on one assistance. Our classrooms are on the second floor of the building and we have many steps to climb.
    Do you think it's reasonable for her to have this boy in her class if he is only there for a few hours a day?
     
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  3. czacza

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    Is there an aide being provided?
     
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    Not at this time because he is only there for lunch and nap, but he doesn't nap well, runs around making noises. He has to be spoon fed as well.
     
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    If it is for "inclusion purposes" and he has a sped program elsewhere where he is getting services, I can see it for peer models if that is what is being sought. I still think the child would need an aide or at least and extra assistant. Our preschool classrooms aren't allowed above the first floor.
     
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    I definitely think he needs a one-on-one for safety and EVERYTHING. Gee.
     
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    So the teacher is trying to teach the other students and take care of this high-needs child? How is that fair to anyone?
     
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    No, I don't think it is reasonable without an aide or assistant of some kind. What happens if there is a fire? Another emergency of some kind?
     
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    I agree....if the child is immobile and isn't speaking, s/he needs to have an aide. I would hate to be that teacher and have ot be responsible in case of an emergency and have to leave that child alone for a bit. It's a dangerous situation waiting to happen.
     
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    He's on the second floor and can't walk unassisted.

    What if there's a fire?
     
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    Is the child eligible for services from the local district? When I taught preK, we accepted a child with PDD/autistic tendencies. He came with an aide provided by local special services...is it possible the parents aren't aware of what's available to them?
     
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    The teacher and I agree with everything you are saying. He can walk, but falls over and is very unsteady.
    One problem with having an aide in that room is the size of the room. It's quite small and putting another adult in that room is just over-the-top for bodies moving around in there.
    Thanks everyone. I'll let you know what happens. It's a pretty hot topic right now!
     
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    I think the 1st question to admin would be...When I take him to the bathroom, what happens to the other 9 students?
     
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    The last I heard, they will be providing an aide. We'll see how it goes.
     

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