Special Educational Needs Support For Children With Special Needs

1906 Words Aug 20th, 2016 8 Pages
According to the government (GOV.UK, 2016), special educational needs support is available at all educational levels. This was in light of international developments, modifications to national legislation and decisions by law makers. The key international influencer was presented by the Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action (UNESCO, 1994). Also, two cases in particular the O’Donoghue (1993) and Sinnott (2000) cases contributed significantly to changes in educational provision for children with special needs (Griffin and Shevlin, 20111). The first case the O’Donoghue (1993) concerned eight year old boy with special needs. The courts supported the claimant to ensure that children were permitted to primary education and the government was compiled to make adequate changes to the curriculum and teaching to make certain that they could make the best use of their capacities (Carey, 2005). The second case concerned Jamie Sinnott who had s severe form of autism and mental and physical dysfunction. The case concluded that the state was required to provide lifelong education for people with severe/profound general disabilities. It is now evident that inclusion in education is an important factor. This reduces exclusion from culture, curricula and communities of local schools. Not only is inclusion an educational or professional matter but an issue of fundamental human rights concerning everybody (Wertheimer, 1997).Both the Salamanca statement (1994) and the UN standard rules…
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