Challenging work place with young disabled children
Special Ed Aide (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – November 7, 2015
I set up the classroom, help with routine, redirect children to activity, teach during circle time, use NCI training if student is acting out, assist in bathroom and check diapers when needed.
I'm still learning when a child is being defiant and when it's taking longer for them to process things. I also learned that some of the behaviors is because of anxiety and am trying to find ways to not make it worse but help them focus or relieve some of that so they can focus.
My coworkers are all experienced, so I am trying to learn by watching them and asking advice since I have no experience.
The hardest part of the job is trying to keep 3 children at different levels engaged in the task during circle time (counting objects) and dealing with a child that is violently acting out.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when they learn something new and are making the connection.
Pot luck once a month, free t-shirt, early day on Wed, benefits, free NCI & CPR training, work M-F
not enough money to support family