Today I’m sharing a post that I read last week from Flappiness is… (with permission, of course!). I love this post because it speaks volumes about how Educational Assistants are essential to the education of students with special needs.
Today was my three-year old’s last day of Pre-K ESE summer school. (In our school system, it is but three short weeks.) When we went to pick him up, several of the ladies at the county’s exceptional education school (where the program is housed each summer) came out to tell us how much they loved having him, how sweet he was, and how much they would miss him. When my husband remarked that Callum’s little cheeks had lipstick marks on them, one went on about how “kissable” he is. Then the instructional assistant who normally works with Callum during the school year at his home school started laughing and bantering with the ladies from this school about how they needed to back off and they that couldn’t have “her baby”. Oh yeah. It warmed this mama’s heart alright.
And it got me to thinking about the role instructional assistants…
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