Entry Criteria: Thorough understanding of Montessori theory.
Start date: Any time.
Time limit: One year.
Who is it for?
Montessori guides who wish to apply their Montessori skills and knowledge to working with children with special needs.
This course revisits Montessori theory and activities and guides students in adapting them to a variety of special needs in children of all ages.
This course is self-directed and assignments are optional, however they will be useful in creating a portfolio of your learning.
What is involved?
Study a brief overview of the theory on special needs and on behavioural problems in children (online).
Reflect upon, interpret and analyse Montessori theory and practice for children with special needs, finding practical solutions in real situations.
Revisit Montessori theory and practical materials (online).
Observe a child or children with special needs and learn to develop appropriate activities for them.
Study 5 chapters with self-assessments online.
Guidelines for 2 optional assignments to include in your portfolio. Assignments include one reflective essay and the preparation of one practical activity.