That day was a special day for our tutors. As we can see, students with special needs are escalating more than years before. We need to have a special care for teaching those students. This event was organized by Sinergia Homeschooling to fulfill the basic knowledge of tutors who teach students with special needs. Theme of the event is Teaching Students with Special Need.
Warm welcome from Principal who is also the owner of Sinergia Homeschooling, Retna Suprabasasi. She explained how technology right now could replace human job with machine, but one difficult thing we cannot replace is emotion. In teaching students with special needs, one must have are patience and affection. This event is the answer to care for students with special needs education.
The pray was lead by Mr Lasyardi and the main event we all wait for is workshop about “Teaching Student with Special Need” by Siti Muawanah, RSIB Harapan Kita Child Psychologist. She said that normal students had done the task on each developmental stage. The developmental stages including baby and toddler stage, early children stage, middle children stage, and adolescence stage. Each developmental stage need to attend is physical, emotional, cognition, language, and social. Meanwhile in middle children stage, the student could have been diagnosed by AD/HD, learning disability, intellectual disability, and anxiety. If the symptoms had been identified before, it will be easier for parents and tutors to know how to teach children since early.
Tutor’s role is to take care of children and adolescence problem as an observer, a treatment facilitator, and a referral agent. As an observer, tutor could identify the student’s learning method, do they ignorance or not motivated? Are they good in Lego but bad in math? As a treatment facilitator, tutor could prepare the materials or tools for their well-being in learning process. Lastly, a referral agent, how tutor refers students to find professional such as therapist or psychologist for student’s problems.
After break, the event went on with feast and door prize for tutors who got the number with their names on it. We did not forget to pray after our successful event. This was our first tutor gathering, we hope everyone enjoyed the event. Cheers!