We like to share with you some of our recent happenings in our school.
Ofarim School students are exposed to cultural content such as: plays, concerts and performances performed by professional actors in a customized and unique way. The “Apache” show and the circus show were two exciting shows that were presented to the students to give them a unique experience and to activate their ability to understand the humor of the spectacle culture. When the students watched the shows, they were exposed a new world of creativity, humor and games and were engaged and intrigued.
Cooperation between Ofarim school students and various volunteers is a humane activity that happens every year. When students with special needs and different volunteers work together, a positive atmosphere is created and promotes unity and mutual respect. Volunteers get the opportunity to give from themselves and be helpful with the needs of the community. This cooperation promotes social and moral learning processes, and also encourages creative thinking skills and problem solving. The common goal of all those involved in the process is to dedicate time and resources to promote education and improve the lives of the children of Ofarim School.
Teamwork at Ofarim School is a challenging, and it is important to note that its success depends on the unity and camaraderie of the team. When a team works together, with all the possible differences between the people, everyone can contribute their abilities and professionalism for the common goal - educating the students. When a team works together, there is joint activity, knowledge sharing and planning together. Respectful behavior and respect for all members of the team ensures a pleasant and efficient atmosphere. When the team works in unity, everyone feels important and part of the team, and this helps create a desire to help each other, solve problems together and take responsibility for the success. The Ofarim school team strives to implement the values of respect for difference, listening and considering the needs of the team while supporting and openness that allows the team to succeed together in their goals regardless of religion, race and gender.
The students continue to learn and develop various skills, learning language and arithmetic. Our skilled team combines all this with the help of alternative supportive communication in a way adapted to each student.
Supportive and Alternative Communication (ACC) is any form of communication that allows children and adults who have difficulty with spoken and written communication to express a position or opinion or share common experiences with the other. ACC means methods include natural and indirect ways of communication such as gestures, sign language , facial expressions and voice production as well as unique communication aids such as printed symbols, communication boards and binders, voice output devices, iPads with communication applications and communication computers.
In the same way, a lovely student who is non-verbal managed to contact her favorite singer with the help of typing. She typed him a letter and shared with him how his songs affect her. Another form of communication for non-verbal children to communicate with the world and share their feelings.
For our students, it is very important to use ACC as a means of expressing needs, feelings, thoughts and opinions. In the Ofarim school, there are symbols cards soread all over to express basic needs such as toilets, drinking or eating. In the restrooms this symbols assist students in organizing the order of operations for getting dressed or washing hands.
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