An afternoon of hugs!

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Had our observation @ General Santos City SPED Integrated School, for our Field Study. It’s my second time to have a duty here, and the children are just… AMAZING.

The multi-disability class

The autistic and behavioral problem class

Meet Ella, she’s very very sweet cause the time she saw me she automatically hugged me. She has down syndrome, one thing about them is that they’re very sweet and playful, she loves to pose in front of the camera. She is such an angel.

Meet Fergus. He has autism, but he is speaking english all the time. He’s very sweet, making papansin all the time, very gwapo.

Here’s Jojo, he has down syndrome too, he’s quite shy but when you say hi, he smiles and talk to you too. He’s really adorable and cute, also, he loves to smile in front of the camera.

This is Jayson, he can write using his foot. Cool huh? 

Gerald, he’s really sweet and he can sing well!

And the other picture shows the rest of the awesome kids I met.

I just love my course, I love kids like them. Despite of their exceptionalities, they still go to school and be as normal as possible. They’re such an angel.

Stupidity

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There is this girl… A week ago, she had her duty in SPED for their Field Study, she captured great pictures together with the SPED students, photos that are worth keeping. But then, she accidentally spilled the entire bottle of water inside her her bag, all of her stuff are wet including her camera and phone. Now, she can’t recover the pictures from her camera. boohoo! Stupid girl.

Bachelor of Elementary Education major in Special Education

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         It is truly exciting and challenging to deal with human exceptionality.  Special education is an evolving profession with long and rich heritage. I was challenged to learn about children with special needs causes of different disability, assessment techniques and instructional strategies but more importantly is to help and understand their individual differences.  I learned how to appreciate life more when I started dealing with special individuals. Even they are special and have poor academic performance they have other qualities which you can be happy about them. Very lovable children when they know that you care and appreciate adore and respect you a lot. There’s a sense of belongingness which is their utmost desire.

          Our life has many ups and down and as we live in a material world, people crave for its satisfaction to cope up with the modern changing times.  In my observation many parents work hard to meet their daily needs and to  improve the welfare of their own families hence their children are mostly left behind at home at the care of their yaya’s or extended family and mostly are neglected in proper rearing and discipline in their  formative.  

          In one way or the other hand you become a blessing to them.  But God has given me patience, compassion to do this.  I am very grateful that God placed me in where I am now, I finally found my calling. 

Autism Consciousness Week

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It’s AUTISM CONSCIOUSNESS WEEK. 
“Making the Rights Real for Filipinos with Autism”

Yesterday, 1-22-2012, I attended an Aerobics session to help raise fund for Autism Society, plus it’s a requirement for us SPED students. I woke up early despite of having an enormous lack of sleep, i was a little bit excited actually. I saw parents and some of the kids with autism. It’s really cute seeing them dancing and having fun.  Having that kind of illness doesn’t mean they’re lunatics or something, Autistic kids are sweet and intelligent in their own way. They’re extraordinary and deserves some respect too. Yes, I do know cause I have 2 cousins with exceptionalities, and I care for them and love them so.

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