Kindergarten MDS class

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  1. green78

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    What type of stuff can you teach to a MDS kindergarten class? This would be a new classroom with no Curriculum. Please help in any way.
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    What is MDS?
     
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    Multiple Disabilities
     
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    Here they do a PreK/K combo class. I think it would depend on the functioning level of your students and would probably change from year to year as your class changes. I teach SPED pre-k and every year or 2 I get new kids- some of the same strategies work, but I have to tweak them for my new kids.

    I think "what can you teach" depends on the following:

    1) Student to teacher ratio
    2) Range of abilities
    3) District expectations of K.
    4) How long the day is
    5) How independent the kids are (feeding, toileting etc).
    6) Technology
    7) Chances of a child being included or going to gen ed for first grade
     
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    I can't tell if a Multiple Disabilities label is similar to our cross cat (LD/EBD/EMH) or more severe (Autism/TMH/SEVERE PROFOUND).
     
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    Multiple Disabilities is the federal classification.

    I had the Multiple Disabilities classification all throughout school.

    My multiply disabled class was a mix, I had global developmental delays, there were students with CP, students with mild/moderate MR, and things like that
     

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