The Education System Has Underlying Issues That Affect All Departments

1768 WordsMar 8, 20178 Pages
The education system has underlying issues that affect all departments in schools. Special Education has been challenged with creating new ways to educate students with quite individualized skill sets and abilities. Students with Down syndrome (DS) and autism are two types of students that need intense one on one learning with their educator as well as group involvement at an early age. The teachers and parents of these special education students should be well informed of the daily struggles each student faces, and how they can help these students improve from preschool through college. In the movement towards reaching student’s fullest potential, special education teachers and parents are encouraged to find the key to successful…show more content…
Students with autism have difficulties expressing these feelings because of the limited exposure to forms of communication at a young age. Also, the unwillingness to change is a sad reality that students with autism handle throughout the years of growing up. No matter how much they would want to accept their disorder, there is always hope for an easier life. The struggles of autism vary between the severity of each case, but the movement towards each student’s fullest potential has to start at a young age. Like autism and Asperger’s, Down syndrome is also a developmental disorder that delays certain advances in growth, and is present within the body from conception. One in every seven hundred babies are born with Down syndrome (What is Down Syndrome?). There are three types of DS: Trisomy 21 (nondisjunction), Translocation, and Mosaicism. Trisomy 21 is developed when there are three twenty-first chromosomes instead of the regular two. This is the most common type of DS which consists of ninety-five percent of all diagnosed children. Translocation is the second most diagnosed with four percent of all cases. This disability is created when there are thirty-six chromosomes, but a complete or partial twenty-first chromosome, most commonly attaching to the fourteenth chromosome, and forms the Down syndrome trait. Mosaicism is a less noticeable type of Down syndrome which is developed when there is a combination of cells, some containing
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