- Good Practices
Development of intervention program in complementary non-curricular activities (dining room)
We know that the problems with feeding in students with autism occur quite frequently, either by rigidity at the time of trying different foods, problems with textures and colors, chewing problems etc ... this is why we consider the moment of the dining room as one of the most important throughout the day. When a student is not well fed, it has a direct impact on their attention and learning capacity, so they will not be able to endure a school day with the appropriate and optimal requirements to obtain maximum development.
- Pupil well-being, Independent/life skills
- Students age range:
- 6, 16
- Curriculum area:
- Not related
- Year period:
- Any moment
- Step by step description, including actions to be developed for preparation and implementation:
- -The professional or the family detect a feeding problem. -We have meetings to talk about the case and the way to stop it. The counselor of the center together with the classroom team develop an intervention plan developing step by step the guidelines to follow with this student in the dining room. -The family is cited and the intervention plan is drawn up and they are asked to sign to make sure they agree with the work we will start with their child. - All meals, quantities and performances are recorded at the time of the meal. -We evaluate the program and see if it is working to make sure if we have to modify certain guidelines or continue the same. - We communicate to the family all the information we have available so that they work in the same line and thus generalize this program.
- Resources to be used, including human resources, materials and spaces:
- A professional in charge of taking the program and working with the student in the different moments of the meal throughout the day (mid morning, dining room, snack).
- Difficulties found while implementing it:
- The difficulty in generalizing the learning and routines acquired in the center and moving them home, is why we invite the family to see and participate in the program to work with their child from school.
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