Special Needs Children
Age Range: 6 weeks-12 years (This will be determined on a case by case basis as to how old of a child I am able to care for based on the size of the child as I am a fairly small female and may not be able to lift a very large child with mobility problems. Also, see discipline issues below for below possible age range limitations)
Types of Care Accepted: All types, depending on the situation involved.
Information: This extra special group of kiddos will receive the special care they need based on their situation. I am knowledgeable of many conditions including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, and a number of others. I have experience with feeding tubes, giving medications, behavioral and social problems, and even mobility issues. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders which specializes in helping children with special needs communicate effectively.
Montessori Impact: The Montessori approach is able to benefit all children, even ones with special needs but it will be modified according to their abilities and sensitivities on a case by case basis.
Discipline: This will also be determined on a case by case basis according to the cognitive abilities of the child. I may also refrain from caring for a larger child with aggression issues if I feel like the child is able to overpower me.