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“I have learned so much about how to work with children…”

by Lucas Bennett, Beth Israel of Media Over the last year, I have learned incredibly valuable skills through my experience with the TAP Program. Through various exposures and learning opportunities with this fun and educational group, I have learned so much about how to work with children--in classroom and real world settings--who may have physical, intellectual, or behavioral challenges in their lives. My understanding on various issues and styles of learning has increased dramatically, as I was able to leave with ideas and a new mindset about how to increase the educational experience of the children who I work with. [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: TAP|0 Comments

Everyone Is Not The Same

by Sydney Zilch, Temple Sholom in Broomall As a girl who loves to work with children, I was very excited to participate in the TAP program. Throughout the year, we’ve learned a lot about working with children, and while I don’t typically work with disabled children at my two jobs where I work with kids, many of the lessons we’ve learned at TAP about working with disabled children apply to working with any kid. For example, patience. When you’re working with a child, sometimes it will take them a while to answer. You have to be patient and wait for [...]

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Proud To Be a TAP Teen

by Lauren Oblon, Old York Road Temple-Beth Am To me, being a TAP teen has taught me valuable skills and newfound understandings when working with children specifically with physical and learning differences. I have gotten the opportunity to learn and communicate with many different types of kids throughout this program, and have come to gain certain techniques in the teaching process of these children. I have spent two years as a teen assistant at my synagogue as I am learning more strategies as a result of becoming a Tap teen. This year I have been assisting the fifth grade, along [...]

By |April 9th, 2019|Categories: TAP|0 Comments