Grenada

Lead Online Special Needs Skills Training

From the comfort of your home, volunteer to share your expertise working with children who have special needs. Provide a 1-hour presentation for teachers and/or parents who are on the island of Grenada. These presentations will help parents and teachers better communicate and interact with their child by using techniques such as PECS.

Information

Present on the topic of your choice and provide special needs skills training for teachers and/or parents who live in Grenada.

Overview

Location: Virtual

Volunteers needed: 1-2 presenters each month. Volunteers can choose to present once or multiple times during the year.

January 19, 2021: 1 presenter to cover a workshop on sensory processing differences

January 28, 2021: 1 presenter to cover one of the potential topics below

February 24, 2021: 1 presenter to cover a workshop on creating a sensory friendly classroom

 

Potential topics to cover 

  • HANDLE (Holistic Approach to Neurodevelopment and Learning Efficiency) as an approach to support and enhance the functioning of children with special needs
  • Supporting children with sensory processing differences
  • Understanding Dyslexia
  • Language delay
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Disciplining children with special needs—positive behavior interventions
  • Is your child being bullied at school?
  • Accommodations in the classroom
  • Fair Play and participation in sports. (i.e. Paralympics, Special Olympics, Sports Integration)
  • Employment of youth with disabilities—transitioning from the school system
  • Understanding ADHD
  • Developing a sensory-friendly school
  • Advocacy: working for change
  • Transitioning to adulthood—what parents need to know about sexuality
  • Youth with disability and the justice system
  • Calming strategies
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Barton Reading & Spelling System
  • And more

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Personable and comfortable as a presenter
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with any of the topics listed above or related topics
  • Access to a computer, tablet, or phone and headphones to be able to present via video conference

 

 

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Our Work in Grenada

The Cognitive Delay Assessment and Support program provides accommodations and alternative strategies to help children with cognitive, emotional, and developmental delays. The island of Grenada has limited special needs resources, so local volunteers are filling this void through tools like HANDLE by working at three special education schools with students, teachers, and parent groups. Special needs are broad, so HANDLE is used to ensure that individuals in the program are met with care and understanding. This creates a welcoming environment for individuals to live and worship without stigma or discrimination.

Parent support group meetings are also offered every month to develop relationships with the families being served and open up opportunities to share the gospel. 

 

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