A teacher/classroom/learning definition would involve ability to learn, but it is centered around a more complex scenario- a disability, an impairment, a delay, environmental experiences, psychiatric, psychological, lack of skills, ...
- it could be a concern in: intellectual, physical, emotional, social development
- it could be a delay (need more time to learn to talk, think, age is 6 but in function acts 3) ,
- it could be a processing concern (sensory, oral, mental, physical, verbal, nonverbal).
- It could be a disability or handicap (vision, hearing, movement)
- It could be that their brain needs rewiring
- It could be high intelligence. or Giftedness
- It could be behavioral concerns.
- It could be social concerns.
- It could be that the child lacks skills or needs help learning how to ___.
- It could be all of the above. It could be a blend.
Step One: Ask the family about any diagnoses and strategies that help their child. Get information, if they have a 'label' look it up. Talk to a teacher or professional.
Here's a list of what we know as statistics... from the Inclusive Church linked below.
Step Two: Think critically, what simple tweaks might help all the kids, but especially this special, precious child? How can we include and involve this student in a dignified way?
Then brainstorm with others!
You can start by seeing what others do!