An intensive seminar for Gubkin teachers working with special kids was conducted by specialists of the Moscow City Pedagogical University. This is part of the educational course developed as part of the Metalloinvest Healthy Child program.
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Today in our city, almost two dozen preschool children have autism spectrum disorders. And only two kindergartens have specialized groups. In most cases, special kids go to regular ones. How educators make first contact, how to develop their child's horizons and acquaint themselves with the world around them, how to praise and try to get them interested – Moscow experts shared their experience and best practices.
And the main advice that the metropolitan mentors brought is patience. More precisely, patience and work.
– To gain new knowledge, to hear the opinion of practitioners is always useful. When you work with a child, the result, albeit small, is always there. It's nice when the baby even makes contact: he can take your hand, begins to trust. – Larisa Sharova, teacher-psychologist of DOU No. 28 “Crane”
The result of such meetings, seminars is a lot of useful ideas that are later embodied in projects.
– It is very important not to think about the result when working with special children, because it is not predictable. Since 2011, in the Russian Federation, according to the law on education, all girls and boys have the right to education. Therefore, in kindergartens and schools come children who require a special approach. And it is important that these institutions are prepared and sufficiently informed.
– Maria Pukach, defectologist at Moscow City Pedagogical University
56 employees of Gubkinsky kindergartens took part in the workshop
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one out of 160 children in the world today has an autism spectrum disorder.
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