The special education teachers here in Napo province are very creative.
There are no books or other material for special education and they get almost no material from the schools or the education department.
Most of our teachers have created their material together with us.
At first it was hard for them, although they had their creativity and they were accustomed to create material, they did not know what to do for special education students.
Little by little they have been learning more about special education and what kind of activities, methods and techniques you can use.
During this time they have been creating their own material, from scratch.
Since they only have the jungle around them and the recycled materials they can find, the ingenuity and creativity they have is really admirable.
Here is a look at the material that the special education teacher from Campana Cocha kichwa community has created for his students.
|On the left an activity for math class to recognize the numbers and order them. On the right, word cards for reading class.|
|Sensory activities box for math and reading/writing both.|
|Crafts with colored soda bottles and cans.|
|Number cards and letters.|
|Picture cards made of cutout pictures and cardboard.|
They may not have much but they make much out of it.