My name is Cara Rumer and I am the Special Education teacher for Berrien Springs Public Schools. I work with Kindergarten through second grade children that have a current Individualized Education Plan at Mars Elementary. As a special education teacher, I assist in guiding the educational process for children with special needs, including: SLD – Specific Learning Disabilities, EI - Emotional Disabilities, OHI – Other Health Impairment and ECDD – Early Childhood Developmental Delay.

Here are a few of the strategies that I employ while working with students.
  • Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.
  • Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

Websites
ldaamerica.org - learning Disabilities Association of America
www.do2learn.com - Educational Resources for individuals with special needs

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