Special educational needs children and young people.
It’s been a while since I wrote on this website. I have been grounded for three years. One place one endless moment. As we all are under confinement within the new global regime of controlled travel and censorship.
So, I have decided to write a blog about my current work And what it takes to work with sensory and special needs children and young people.
My mother was a worker at Lee castle and Alexander Patterson residential home and Astley hall. Both were orphanages and children homes. As a child we kids went into the children home to play with the children. During holidays and half terms and weekends some of the children would visit workers homes. This was the only time the children learnt what living in a regular home life was like.
Volunteers, careers, teaching assistants and teachers would offer an overlap provision when school was closed. So, at 13 years old this was my first job. I would help with the children. My first job to help a young girl dress her dolly because she did not know how to get dressed by herself. I asked the teacher, “why are we teaching the girl how to dress and not her mommy?”. The teacher said to me, “if we do not teach her who will…?” This is where my life journey into special educational needs began…