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S: Whole Child- Melissa Stevenson

FC: Whole Child With a focus on TST | By: Melissa Stevenson

1: FOUR COMPONENTS OF THE WHOLE CHILD: -COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT -SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELIPMENT -SPIRITUAL/MORAL DEVELOPMENT -PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

2: The role of the TST teacher... -Work directly with classroom teachers to develop team-teaching relationships -Provide leadership to TST assistants coordinating daily schedules -Work with classroom teachers to accommodate lessons to support the individual needs of our students. -Provide as much support as needed while encouraging students to work toward autonomy.

3: -TST is a program embedded into the general education setting to serve students with various learning needs. -TST screens students to identify those who are at risk for learning failure -TST provides intensive interactions to prevent learning failures well monitoring student progress in 10-week increments throughout the school year. | What is TST?

4: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT: FOCUSES ON: -BRAIN ORGANIZATION -ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT -INTELLECTUAL LEARNING

5: WITH TST SUPPORT, STUDENTS RECEIVE INDIVISUALIZED INTERVENTIONS IN THE AREAS OF MATH, READING, WRITING. ASSESSMENTS ARE USED TO DETERMINE STUDENTS GROWTH AND PROGRESS THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF A TERM. THE INTERVENTIONS BUILD ON THE STUDENTS INTERESTS, DEVELOPMENTAL APPROPRIATENESS, AND PERFORMANCE.

6: Cognitive Development Interventions include...

7: -BRAINWARE SAFARI- BrainWare Safari makes neural connections in our brains to help strength and activate the network. It uses 41 skills in the areas of attention, memory, visual and auditory processing, thinking and sensory integration. -NEURO READING- Neuro Reading takes advantage of pruining and the ability of the brain to form correct neural pathways. It prevents the students from forming incorrect neural networks by giving them the pronunciation of the word, -VISUALIZING AND VERBALIZING- Visualizing and verbalizing helps struggling readers develop the sensory-cognitive function of concept imagery.

8: SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT: | -Internal Control Psychology- Students learn who they are and how they work with others

9: *RELATIONSHIPS BUILDING WITH GAMES AND ACTIVITIES TO BUILD A SAFE AND PRODUCTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT *STUDENTS WORKING TOGETHER IN GROUPS *TEACHING SOCIAL SKILLS AND PROCEDURES BOYS TOWN CURRICULUM *MULTI-AGE CLASSROOMS ALLOW FOR STUDENTS TO INTERACT. OLDER STUDENTS STEP UP AND BECOME ROLE MODELS TO THE YOUNGER STUDENTS. WELL TEACHERS HELP GUIDE THE INTERACTIONS.

10: SPIRITUAL/MORAL DEVELPMENT: | CSA RECEIVED A GRANT IN 2002 TO DEVELOP SMARTER CHARACTER PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM USES AN EMBEDDED CURRICULUM TO TEACH THE CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAM.

11: Six Traits: *Kindness: thinking and acting in ways that show you care *Optimism: expecting good things today and in the future *Getting Along: contributing to and gaining from positive relationships *Responsibility: choosing to act in a way that takes care of yourself and contributes to the common good *Respect: acting in a way that shows that I am valuable, you are valuable, and we as a group are valuable *Work Ethic: working hard and sustaining effort leading to feeling good about a job well done Classroom teachers and TST staff word hard on incorporation these traits into lessons and activities. For example, the students I work with right now are writing on the six character traits in a short story, poem, children's book, etc.

12: Physical Development.... -gross and fine motor skulls -sensory movement -brain chemistry -movement | PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT:

13: Interventions- Occupational Therapy Brain Gym Ocular Motor Learning Breakthrough Sensory Breaks

14: Physical Development Continued... | Interventions- Occupational Therapy- Individualized interventions to help with handwriting, fine/gross motor skills, organization, and/or sensory needs. Ocular Motor- Ocular Motor intervention helps students eyes look at a stationary target, follow a moving target, work together to focus on a target to help a students eyes work together.

15: Brain Gym- Brain Gym activities foster eye teaming, spatial and listening skills, hand-eye coordination, and whole-body flexibility, and so activate the brain for optimal storage and retrieval of information. | Learning Breakthrough- Learning Breakthrough integrates our auditory, visual, motor planning, tactile, balance, body positioning and neurofeedback systems in order to strengthen neurotransmission and actually calibrate the brain's functions.

16: Whole child and TST are both frameworks that ensure high expectations for all.

17: CSA

18: References: | CSA Website (csaschool.org) TST Teacher Program Website (http://www.tstprogram.org/the-program) Reading Clinic A New Way to Teacher Reading (Dr. David L. Furr)

19: VISUALIZING & VERBALIZING for Language Comprehension and Thinking (Lindamood-Bell) Learning Breakthrough website (http://learningbreakthrough.com)

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