It is unfortunate how Covid-19 has impacted our daily lives, however, we must remain positive. I remind parents that it is ok if progress looks different this period. It is inevitable that your child’s progress will likely be slower this period, and for some students with more severe autism, learning might completely stop.
Last December, 15 of my students showcased their skills at our year-end recital, held at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. The recital was an opportunity for my special needs students to perform alongside neurotypical children.
When it comes to special needs children, there is never a one-size-fits-all approach. From my experience teaching special needs children between 3 to 16 years old, I have found that the students who make the most progress have these 4 traits in common.