Walker's Middle Grades Class
Walker's Middle Grades Classroom
located in Canton,
part of the Cherokee
County School District.
classrooms success is built upon utilizing functional academics to best
students that have been dually diagnosed with Autism and Emotional
hope that as you view our site
that you will learn more about our Special Education Program, our
and more about Autism.
Mr. Patrick Walker
To get better aquainted, I would like to share with you a little about myself. If you are around me more than five minutes you will learn that I love to sing. My first degree was in music and after college I traveled internationally for four years (this comes in handy during Music Therapy time). I also love adventure and huge thrill seeker, so that keeps me really busy with activities like camping, skydiving, bungee jumping and many others. I love people and love life.-Patrick
staff and I work with students who have Autism and Emotional Behavioral
Disorder and therefore they are considered Dually Diagnosed. This
diagnosis has a lot of challenges but gives us a unique opportunity to
ways to facilitate learning to these students who otherwise might not
high success rate due to lack of communication skills. One of the
tools that we use to help break down the communication barrier and that
used in the home of these students, is PECS (Picture Exchange
System). Once we can help find a voice for these students, we can
meet their needs and wants as well as teach them functional academics
help them succeed in the future. For more information on visit www.pecs.com.
Student Resources for Middle Grades