This action research was conducted to help improve special needs students learning difficulties for the topic of Food Preservation contained in KSSM Special Education Syllabus for Science, Social and the Environmental subject through Preservation Checkpoint Method. A total of 6 students with special needs from ‘Utarid’ class which are form 2 students from Special Education Integration Program (PPKI) at SMK Subang Bestari consisting of students with autism, hyperactive, and slow learner was chosen as respondents. The instrument of this study consists of observation and checklist which given to these students. The preliminary finding showed that the students had trouble on understanding and answering questions for topic that has been learned. Students with special needs also have difficulty on focusing and concentrating in an ordinary teaching and learning strategy. This Preservation Checkpoint method was implemented based on special need students interest as well as material and student centered. The finding shows that the technique used has improve the level of students knowledge, where the students can understand and answer questions of the Food Preservation topic that has been learned. Students are also more focused and enthusiast to continue the learning process. The effectiveness of this method impacts on students with special needs towards high working skills and able to live independently.
Preservation Checkpoint, Student with Special Needs