Students With Special Needs For Children With Disabilities

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Students with special needs have the right to an equal education, including the right to be in a regular classroom. This is beneficial to every child in the classroom as they develop social skills with those who are different from them. Complete inclusion of every child, entails allowing any student to stay in the classroom to learn and participate. There are different approaches to inclusion in the classroom, some view children with disabilities as hindrances and cannot learn in a class setting. However, there are many advocates who fight for the rights for children with disabilities, such as the right to remain in a classroom. Full inclusion benefits both the children with disabilities and the other children as a complete community is…show more content…
By 1995, the Ministry of Education had developed a guideline and procedures in a framework for inclusive education practice in BC, which had led to individualize educational, plans, IEPs (inclusion BC, 2014). An IEP is the acronym for individualized educational plan; it describes that those with learning disabilities such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, emotional disorders, cognitive challenges, autism, hearing impairment and other challenges require a specific educational assistance. An IEP plan is a document, which lists goals the teacher, educational assistants and parents that are set for the children during the year. In addition, there is additional support, which helps the child achieve the goals set for them. The number of students, who have an IEP, Individual Education Plan, is 2,967 in the province of British Columbia. Before changes were made in 2002, there were not more than three students in a classroom with an IEP. Currently, it is possible to have up to seven students with an IEP (Sherlock, 2014). When placing a child with autism in a classroom, it is important for their classmates have similar skills and needs to the student with a disability. The reason being is that a child could have shared play and conversations with their peers as they support as well as model the learning (Delmolino & Harris, 2011). Students with IEP, require extra time to
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