Special education is a medium of instruction tailored to cater to the needs of children with learning, behavioral, and psychological difficulties.
In the recent past, we noticed that quite a few misconceptions surround special education due to which parents shy away from reaching out. This is why we have come up with a comprehensive guide to help you understand special education.
Explaining special education
Special education helps children with their cognitive development, helping them tackle their behavioral and psychological concerns. A few children face difficulties reading, understanding, and writing. A few others find themselves unable to express their feelings and thoughts. All these distresses are responsible for a child falling behind in class. They may be unable to cope with the traditional settings of a classroom, which is why they require specialized attention through special education.
The special education approach
The teaching and instruction approach in special education is totally tailored and designed to suit the requirements and difficulties of a particular child. In other words, there are no standardized education plans that can work well for all kids who seek special education. For example, we cannot follow the same plans for a child with dyslexia and a child with speech difficulties because their concerns and difficulties are totally different.
A look at the difficulties that can be overcome through special education
Special education has proven helpful for children with different disabilities. A few common ones are:
- Intellectual disability
- Auditory processing disorder
- Visual processing disorder
Does your child need special education?
This question can only be answered by you, your child’s pediatrician, and his therapist. If you feel like the traditional classroom syllabus and settings are too much for your child to take and if you have noticed behavioral difficulties, you may consult his pediatrician or a qualified therapist to help you understand the underlying cause.
A few children may just need a little extra time to grasp concepts but a few others, especially with learning disabilities, will need special education to walk hand-in-hand with the rest of their classmates. A good therapist will help you with customized learning models after discussion with you and your child’s educator, ensuring nothing short of the best for your child.
Each child deserves to be educated, loved, and understood. A few difficulties must never stand in the way. At In-Sync we help all our kids through tailor-made individualized education plans to help them meet the challenges of conventional education.