Teaching Exceptional Children
Picture this scenario: For Young at Heart, a monthly social and recreational event targeted specifically for senior citizens, students with moderate and severe disabilities worked with Key Club members to plan and cook a dinner for seniors, as well as plan the entertainment for the evening. During the event, students helped prepare the meal, served it, and participated in the social activities. After a successful evening, the students wrote letters to local businesses to solicit funding for the next event. Students and their peer partners composed reflections and planned a celebration. Teachers included videotaped reflections and activities into students’ alternate portfolios to document their learning.
Kleinert, Harold; McGregor, Virginia; Durbin, Michelle; Blandford, Tina; Jones, Karen; Owens, Josh; Harrison, Beth; and Miracle, Sally, "Service-Learning Opportunities that include Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities" (2004). Disabilities. 17.