Children with Learning Differences
The Montessori method is a result of the experience and discoveries of Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952). Upon graduation as the first female medical doctor in Italy, Dr. Montessori became interested in the education and training of special needs children. She designed materials and techniques that allowed her children to work in areas previously considered beyond their capacity. Dr. Montessori’s great triumph came when these children took state examinations along with other typical students, and her children excelled in the exam results! Dr. Montessori found that her multi-sensory methods and materials appealed to all types of learners, and that all children actually benefitted from learning in impressionistic ways that appealed to the senses.