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8 Important Tips for Working with a Special Needs Child

8 Important Tips For Working With A Special Needs Child

1. Interact

The same rules of polite conversation apply to adults and children.  First, introduce yourself and explain how you are connected to the child. Depending on the child's special needs, it may be necessary to take the child's hand, place a hand on the child's shoulder or even touch each other's faces to make a proper introduction.

Then explain the activity that you will be doing with the child.  Explain the different steps of the activity, including the beginning and the end - while making as much eye contact as possible.

2. Observe

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