Special Needs Placement

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During my second year special needs placement, I feel I learned and gained a lot of knowledge that has helped my practice today. One incident in particular was a massive learning curve for my future practice. I learned that even a simple change in the routine of a child with autism can upset the child. This particular day, I was taking a child in a wheelchair out to the yard for break time. From previously working with the child I knew that they loved when adults sang nursery rhymes to them. I started to sing the ‘wheels on the bus’ to the child and he joined in by clapping his hands and kicking his legs. He had a big smile on his face and was laughing. When we reached the yard the child started to scream and cry. I was very confused. I checked

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