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“Let’s let the students do by themselves” How to activate students with severe physical disability in the classroom?

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  • Eija Häyrynen, Dr.

    (Special Education Teacher, Centre for Learning and Consulting, Finland)

  • Kaarina Määttä, Prof. Dr.

    (Professor, Vice-rector, University of Lapland, Finland.)

  • Satu Uusiautti, Prof. Dr.

    (University of Lapland, Finland.)

Abstract

A student with physical disability in the classroom can be a challenge for teaching arrangements. How to pay attention to these students’ special needs and what are the best ways of supporting their learning? This research aimed at obtaining information about special education teachers’ and other team members’ experiences of everyday work with education of students with severe physical disability. This research was set one main question: How to activate students with severe physical disability in the classroom? The research participants of this research were the team members (N=16) who took care of 120 students participating the remedial courses during this research. The team members were special education teachers, various therapists, and social workers, who all worked with students with severe physical disability. The best practices to support students’ activity and learning were teachers’ positive and trusting attitudes, special solutions created in various school subjects, and multiprofessional collaboration, which are introduced and described in detail in the article.

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  • Eija Häyrynen, Dr. & Kaarina Määttä, Prof. Dr. & Satu Uusiautti, Prof. Dr., 2018. "“Let’s let the students do by themselves” How to activate students with severe physical disability in the classroom?," Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), , vol. 7(1), pages 28-41, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:jso:coejss:v:7:y:2018:i:1:p:28-41
    DOI: 10.25255/jss.2018.7.1.28.41
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