What are the elements of the supporting environment, what is unacceptable behaviour, how can you improve the concentration in children with special needs – those are some of the matters that had been discussed during Karin Dom’s training. The training took place from 10th to 12th June 2014, with the participation of 28 teachers from 10 general education kindergartens in Varna.
The training program presented the following subjects: integration of the children and partnership with the parents, organizing and building of the environment, positioning and leading the children, the Montessori method, alternative methods for communication and sensory stimulation.
The kindergarten teachers talked about the obstacles they meet in the process of integrating children with special educational needs at kindergartens – the large number of children in a group, the lack of qualified social assistants, interaction with the parents. At the end of the training the participants showed their satisfaction with the gained knowledge and the raised motivation in managing the challenges of their work.
Feedback from the teachers:
“I got an answer to some questions and new ideas, which I can apply in my practice with children with special educational needs.”
“The knowledge and information, that I received, were exact, clear, in connection with the practice, useful and comprehensive.”
“Now I can understand better the children who are different.”
The training is part of the project “Creating a supportive educational environment for children with special needs at kindergartens”, funded by the NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014 – www.ngogrants.bg
This document is created with the financial support of the NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area. The responsibility for the contents of the document is taken by Karin Dom Foundation and it cannot be accepted, under no circumstances, that this document reflects the stand of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Programme operator for the NGO Programme in Bulgaria.