Special Needs Teaching, Costa Rica

Company : A Broader View Volunteers Corps
Activity: Teaching
Country: Costa Rica
Duration: 1 week to 6 weeks
Approx Costs: 750 to 1500 $ Dollars (US)

This is a challenging but rewarding special needs school project that caters to children with development delays as well as vision and hearing impairments. 

There are several students who are deaf, and sign language is commonly used to help communicate with the children.  Some of the children live with autism, Down’s syndrome and are being provided speech therapy.

The children are separated into small departments, classes of 5-6 students per group, and focus on hearing impaired, visually impaired and also mentally impaired children. The school is supporting over 200 per year with the majority of work with kids 4 years - 12 years old. Volunteers are needed to help with this personal interaction with the children. Volunteers can also work with speech therapy, language and physical therapy.

 

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 weeks to 6 weeks
  • Work Schedule: 6-8 hours per day. 5-6 days a week
  • Requirements: No Spanish needed, independent bus ride to/from project site.
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid 

 

What is Included

  • Accommodation: Host family  (Sea Turtle project is cabana style dorms)
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Orientation: Project Overview and San Jose Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

 

Not Included

  • Flights.  Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

 

Booking / Enquiry

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