I wish I could help you, but maybe you can help me. I'm a grad student volunteering at the local middle school in the ESE unit. The kids I work with are emotionally and mentally disabled. This one boy, who's 13, doesn't know his alphabet nor his numbers. Before I started working with him, he knew very few letters and numbers. Now he knows more than he did before, but he doesn't seem to comprehend. I developed a three-ring binder containing the alphabet, and after each letter, there's a picture that represents that particular letter and a worksheet that he writes each letter 10 times.
It's almost the end of the year and I want to try to help him remember what he has learned during the day. Do you have any suggestions? He's not a stupid child, he just gives up on himself because he gets frustrated. What can I do? Christina