Educating Special Needs Children

Educating a child with special needs is a huge topic that deserves several books, but we’ll cover the basics here today.

The most important part of special education

Even now, without a doubt, he realizes that there are a problem and its identification. If a child comes to a kindergarten without anyone noticing anything significantly wrong, it is easy to assume that the problem is rather simple. (Sometimes it is really so: we know about at least one child diagnosed with ADHD and his deep attention when his real problem was limited to nearsightedness; he wandered in class not because he couldn’t focus, but because he was trying to improve eyesight from activities. )

Compounding the problem is the fact that many special needs diagnoses are interconnected or have very similar symptoms. For example, ADHD is closely related to dyslexia, dyslexia, and many similar diseases, but it is not related to the autism spectrum, although it shares many more common symptoms with moderate autism than any of the diseases. A child who does not like to speak may have autism, or he may have speechlessness or social anxiety disorder, or he may have severe stuttering … or he may be deaf and unable to hear when trying to provoke it. conversation. The point here is that professional teachers, no matter how skilled they are, cannot help a child if they use the tools and techniques designed for the wrong disorder.

Special needs are not “curative”.

The next thing to remember is that there is a big difference between “special needs” and “poor school performance”. There is some overlap between makeup education and education for people with special needs, but they are two different topics, because “special needs” may include emotional disturbances in school such as dyslexia, but it may also include education of a bright but deaf or student student with Asperger Syndrome who is a mathematician and an amazing geographic magician , But has difficulty understanding the basics of social play and turns. The Special Needs Program understands well how to deal with gifted children, because their talent is a special need, just like those who need help with recovery. Learning about strengths should be part of each child’s special education.