Wala Lang

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Special class
A special class is a class consisting of students with disabilities who have been grouped together because of similar individual needs so that they can receive specially designed instruction. In special classes, the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction is adapted to ensure the student has access to the general curriculum and the opportunity to meet the educational standards that apply to all students. Special Class Services serve students with disabilities whose needs cannot be met within a general education class, even with the use of supplementary aids and services. Supplementary aids and services are aids, services and other supports that are provided in the general education classroom so that a student with a
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2. Other students in the classroom might set inappropriate examples for your son to follow.

3. Your son will be segregated from the general-education students.

Since the move is not going to happen until next year, you should visit the self-contained classroom now to see how well your son will fit into the program. Then, you should address any concerns that you have with his teachers.

Q:
My son is currently mainstreamed in a regular classroom. Next year, the school plans to put him in a self-contained classroom. I really like his being able to mix with children who are not in the special-education program this year. Can you please explain the advantages and disadvantages of putting him in a self-contained classroom? - Mom
A:
A self-contained classroom is the instructional setting for special-education students who have substantial disabilities and for whom placement in a less-restrictive setting (the regular classroom) has not been appropriate. Some of the advantages for your son of being in a self-contained classroom next year are:
1. The classroom will be structured to minimize distraction and increase individual attention.
2. Your son will get to know one teacher and will not have to relate to other teachers and move to several different classrooms.
3. His academic skills might improve because he will be in small groups or even be offered the opportunity for individual instruction.
The disadvantages of self-contained classrooms are:
1.
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