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Becky D. Smith
  • Galt, CA
  • United States

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  • Genevieve Powell
  • Elaine Taylor-Klaus
  • Tobi Isaacs

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This is why I am passionate about special needs.
I have been a teacher for almost 30 years and all but 2 years have been special education. I have worked with all levels K-22 and my heart is with these kiddos. I am also head of our Special Olympic team in Galt for over 25 years.
My Role
Place of Work
River Oaks Elementary
Skills: these are areas where I have expertise and might be able to help others.
Needs: these are areas where I have questions and will be looking to learn from others.
The most valuable piece of advice I would offer to others regarding special needs.
Don't just accept them as they are look through the disability and help them to excel in everything they do. Set your goals high as you get what you ask for.
What I hope to gain from My Special Needs Network
We are setting up a Therapy Room where Adapted PE, PT, OT etc. can work as well as a place to take our students with autism and work through sensory needs, etc. I am helping set up this room.

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Ability Awareness

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 2:47am 0 Comments

Years ago, I saw a need to educate teachers about the high school students in my SDC/LH/RSP program.  Explanations and simulations of disabilities were developed to better understand the students.   It was then when I realized how important it was to educate the teachers of students who were being mainstreamed into their classes.  The "ah-ha" of understanding came when a Home Economics teacher finally understood why the young girl in her class was having such difficulties following recipes. …


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At 10:32pm on August 11, 2011, mother of 2 crazy kids said…
Thank you for the kind words.  It's always great to hear that someone likes your ideas.
At 11:25am on July 21, 2011, Genevieve Powell said…

thanks Becky for the freindship request!

you are my first!

email me anytime, I am single and alone in NC.

Where are you at??

how old is your child??? boy or girl??

Thanks, Genevieve


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