Special Needs

Put Out the Welcome Mat for Those with Special Needs

happy boy in wheelchair in class for kids with special needs

One Sunday morning in 2002, Laura DiFatta arrived at her church nursery’s check-in desk with her visiting niece in her arms. Seeing a child with special needs, the nursery greeter explained that the church was unable to care for the little girl.

Creating a Safe Learning Environment for Children Who Learn Differently

When we create learning environments for missions education, we often forget to plan for children who learn differently. Many preparations for children who learn differently are easy to include in the classroom, but there may be some that you haven’t considered.

Leading Children Who Learn Differently: Emotional Conflict

Sometimes you will have a child in your ministry whom you do not feel equipped to handle because you haven’t been trained in that area. Volunteers in churches working with children with disabilities often feel this way.

Leading Children Who Learn Differently: ADHD

If you’ve taught children in any capacity, you’ve probably encountered a child with ADHD—the child who can’t sit still or the one who blurts out the answer even when you’ve repeatedly asked him to wait for his turn. Sometimes, your patience wins out and you successfully finish your lesson.

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