The development of a child’s speech and language development tend to follow a known pattern. It’s not always a cause for concern if a child’s development is a little slower than typical as children do develop at different paces. There are things you can watch out for.Read more
Inclusive education allows age appropriate exceptional students to attend regular schools with their peers instead of special education schools. It has been around for decades and implemented across many different countries to some success. There are several benefits to an inclusive education for the exceptional child.
- It allows the child and other children to mingle and make broad friendships and acquaintances.
- It allows easier integration into society.
- It fosters an environment where diversity and differences are accepted and celebrated.
- It enhances their developmental and social growth.
However, inclusive education has its detractors and drawbacks. Studies have shown that inclusive education programmes are not always correctly implemented and properly resourced. The exceptional children must still have qualified educators that are trained and capable of teaching them properly.
The other consideration is that special needs school classes tend to be smaller with more direct and individualised instruction, allowing each child to learn to their strengths and pacing.
There are numerous educational systems and methods that could potentially benefit your exceptional child, each with their own pros and cons. Inclusive education alone can be broken down into regular inclusion, partial inclusion, or full inclusion. The options can be broad and nuanced.
Join us at College of Allied Educators to see how you can develop an understanding of the different types of exceptional children, their needs, and the different special needs programmes and specialties that are available to you, for them.
CAE offers our 12-month Advanced Diploma in Special Education to train educators and parents in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of these needs and the basic principles and practices of effective teaching and learning. The programme is highly practice-oriented to ensure that what you learn in class can be applied to children with special needs under your charge.
The 6-month Diploma in Education (Special Needs) part-time programme provides an essential introduction to the various categories of exceptional children and educational programmes available. The course will also train you to confidently design and implement an Individualised Education Plan or IEP to aid in specific areas such as language and communications.
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A communication disorder is a disorder that negatively affects the person’s ability to speak or engage in discussions with other people. It can range from the inability to understand their own native language, or it can be an inability to make the proper sounds necessary for speech.
It’s easy to jump to the conclusion that the child might have some other learning disorder, or in some cases, that the child may be misbehaving and being stubborn. Read more
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Getting a child to listen is not always the easiest thing to do in the world, but learning how to get a child to listen becomes especially important for children with special needs.
Children have a variety of reasons for not listening to their parents, guardian, or teachers.Read more
Early childhood intervention is an educational and support system for young children who have developmental delays or disabilities. It also supports children who may have been victims of abuse or neglect.Read more
Specific learning disability (SLD) is a disorder that can manifest itself in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and mathematical calculation. Dyslexia is an example of a specific learning disability. SLD is often difficult to diagnose and often gets mixed up with autism spectrum disorders or attention deficit disorders.
Previous studies have shown that parents recognise signs of autism far earlier in a child’s life than when it is actually diagnosed. Sometimes parents wait to see if the issue they are seeing goes away, or if it’s just a passing developmental phase. Read more
Most people have heard of dyslexia. It’s in common usage and understood to be someone with issues reading the right way; but less people have heard of dyscalculia. Because of how well understood dyslexia is, that bias sometimes makes it is easy to misdiagnose dyscalculia for dyslexia.Read more