Natural Environment: Where Does Special Instruction Take Place? Where do you work? Where do you do your Special Instruction? I get asked that quite often. We know the law says that the natural environment is where services are required to take place. But what is natural environment? Federal Regulations of IDEA say: “Early intervention services […]Read More Where Does Special Instruction Take Place?
The Rules For a Special Instructor… Explained As a special instructor, you will learn that home visiting brings with it certain realities and adventures, both positive and negative. Along the way, I have learned and relearned lessons from each home visit. To try to protect myself and others (including you, dear reader) I have developed […]Read More The “Rules” of Home Visiting
Rule #2: Special Instruction Gets Messy (click here to read more about Special Instruction) Special Instruction is an early intervention service for children under the age of 3. Children that age can get messy. Special Instruction service takes place in the family’s home or child care center. People’s homes can be messy. Spending time in a child […]Read More Rules for a Special Instructor #2: Special Instruction gets messy.
#1 Never use the bathroom at a home visit. A special instructor serves children in their natural environment. Many times this is in a home. Oftentimes, it is in a child care center. A trip you thought would be #1 can turn into an unexpected #2. They could be out of toilet paper. Out […]Read More Rules for the Special Instructor: Rule #1