There are many different reasons that students may need additional assistance to be successful academically. Students may have a difficulty reading, or English may not be their primary language. They may have suffered a traumatic brain injury or may have been born with Autism. Students might even have difficulty socially interacting with teachers and peers or due to some physiological impact in their young lives might have other emotional impairments. No matter what the cause for the disability, special education services and interventions are vital to success of these special students.
Special education has been a very important topic through the years since the beginning of the education program in the United States because of its philosophy on inclusion and educating individuals no matter their condition, context or cultural status. The purpose of Schooling students with special need is basic and fundamental for the growth of our Nation, is to identify children with unusual needs and help them fulfill those needs
As our schools are becoming increasingly diverse, professionals are working more with families who speak languages different from their own. When working with families who speak a native language it is important that they are able to understand what is being said during an IEP meeting, which often requires an interpreter. Members of the IEP team should make sure “…that the family and the interpreter are speaking the same language…but the skills and experiences of the interpreters are equally essential” (Lo, 2012, p. 17). Many interpreters may not be familiar with certain terms used in special education, which was the case in Lo’s (2008) study on Chinese families’ involvement in the IEP process, and should collaborate with the special education teacher to become familiar with these terms. Often, inaccurate interpretations can cause misunderstandings between schools and families, which can hinder
Children with disabilities need to be recognized as individuals as well as be valued for the people they will grow to be. In the classroom the growing process can be difficult to achieve depending on the nature and severity of the disability. Not all children will be served by full inclusion, some students have disabilities that require medical attention or physical facilities such as specially equipped bathrooms, ramps or elevators that may not be found in the traditional school building. For example, a child with severe cerebral palsy with severe limb constriction, lack of bowel control, inability to feed themselves and confined to a wheelchair, inclusion could cause more harm than good. This student requires medical aid to care for physical
“One of the essential roles of special education teachers is coteaching and working with other professionals, as well as communicating with family members and between special education teachers and other school-related professionals(Vaughn & Bos, 2015, p. 114)”. With the importance of a least restrictive environment special education and general education teachers are working together in a classroom with varying levels and abilities of learners. It is vitally important to have an effective relationship between the two teachers while developing and implementing lesson plans for learners with special needs. The physical space and dynamics of the classroom should fit the needs of the students and the established procedures should ensure a highly functional environment. Importantly, educators need to communicate to families “encouragement about what they can do at home and about an effective plan for providing instructional supports for their child(Vaughn & Bos, 2015, p. 114)”.
There are three main stakeholders for special education students being; parents, educators, and school district officials. Communication between these three groups of people will allow for better understanding in regards to plans and programs for students (Hughes, 2015). It also allows for everyone to learning new things as a group and ensure that all students are going to receive the best education throughout their years in a public school. Not only will current students benefit from the gathering and consulting of parents, teachers, administration, and others district school officials but all future students with exceptionalities as well. Every student is different and every school year there is a different issue that can be faced, however with proper consulting there is a higher chance of these students leaving at the age of twenty-one with skills and knowledge to become a member of
The special education teacher interviewed, talked about this goal to meet each child’s need is challenging to her especially in eleventh and twelfth grade. The teacher tries to strive towards their educational goals, their need areas, and work on their strengths.
From the first day a child is born, parents are there to nurture their child, to support them as they grow and develop. There is a lot to learn about raising a child under normal circumstances, but when a child has special needs parents must learn this whole new language of medical and special education terms (Overton, 2005). Parents enter this new world where navigating for the best interest of their child is riddled with challenges and obstacles that they need to somehow overcome. This is especially true when parents are dealing with the special education program in their child’s school.
“Listening to families is key in working with them as partners in supporting the learning and development of their child with special needs”. IDEA (2004) has mandated that individuals with disabilities be provided educational opportunities with non-disabled peers in the least restrictive environment. IDEA (2004) further notes that parental involvement is required as part of the decision making process. This has proven to be one of the most important elements to the educational program of students with disabilities. Prior to laws governing
Some special needs students have behavior problems that can cause other students around them to be distracted and it cause the special needs students not be able to focus on their assignment. They may need some behavior counseling to help them manage their behavior. Some students also have hyper active that can cause them not to be able to sit for long period of time and that’s because sometimes they can impatient. This would affect them being able to sit for long period of time to complete and take the test. Some Special needs students’ needs support so they can be able to pass their test and their
Special Education is a topic of controversy with many advocates fighting for the justice children and adults with special needs so rightfully deserve. With laws being passed and modified so frequently, it is important that the educators being brought into the world have an extensive knowledge of the developmental needs of many different types of children. With this knowledge and their constant measures to keep up to date with the fast-moving world of education, they will be able to deliver an appropriate atmosphere that is in accordance with the law that ensures ethical practices and guidelines are always being followed.
In 1993 the report of the Special Education Review Committee (SERC) was published. This report dealt comprehensively with the educational implications of special needs. It provided a definition of special needs which included those with severe and profound difficulties through to those who were exceptionally able and included both physical and mental disabilities. It recognized that the desire of the majority of parents of children with
Many studies focused on how the services for special needs children contribute to their education. However, very few studies recognize the role of the society in their attitude towards success. This paper answers the following questions: 1) how education affect the disabled, 2) how to improve education outcomes for students with disabilities, 3) how can the society deal with the disabled students, and 3) how to identify special learning disabilities.
There are millions of children that are passing through the United States school system every day, not all children possess the same traits, and not all children can learn at the same rate, and do not perform at the same ability. The fact that all children learn differently and some have difficulties learning in general classrooms, special education was put into place to try and take care of these issues. Special education programs were put into place to help all students with disabilities. These children range from general disabilities to more complex and severe disabilities. There has been a revolution occurring in the past several years with education systems, and special education. There have now been several laws that have been
Whilst there is no one single definition of special education there are some inherent similarities between the various definitions given by a plethora of philosophers, politicians and academics. Special Education is a form of instruction that is designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities in order that they can learn the very same skills and information as other students in school (Giordano, 2007; Osgood, 2005). Under the banner of special education there is high prominence placed upon individualised