How To Treat Children With Disabilities And Special Educational Needs?
Every child is special to this world. This quote may be familiar with everyone, but how many do really understand it? There are still some people who misguide or ill treat children with disabilities and special education needs. Whether it's intentional or unintentional, this is a very common case. This is the reason why inclusion and various other teaching methods are used to help these children meet specific needs and socialise with others.
What is an inclusive school?
In an inclusive school, all students are welcomed irrespective of their gender, socio-economic background, ethnicity, or any specific educational need. In these schools, children are helped to contribute, learn and take part in all the aspects of school life.
What are the benefits?
The best thing about inclusion is it does not have any negative impact on the children and it's done with the help of necessary support and appropriate services. They help the children to achieve respect, meaningful friendship, utmost appreciation and understanding of individual differences. It also helps to prepare oneself for adult life in order to deal with the society.
One of the greatest perks of inclusion is socialisation. Students create friendships that last forever and also navigate relationships quite efficiently later in the future. They get to interact with different people and thus, understand the meaning of life a whole lot better. These schools are mostly funded by NGO for Disabilities in India and thus provide kids with the best teaching methods & processes.
In an inclusive school, students also get various academic benefits. This includes meeting higher expectations and completion of positive academic role models. Families may also get huge benefit because normally, without an inclusive school, they are unable to fit in to the community. A number of meetings and orientation sessions are held between teachers, specialists and parents.
How teachers prepare for inclusion?
Generally, teachers meet various specialists and study previous assessments of the student's whether it is inside or outside the classroom. The profile of each student is created based on these results.
The profile includes vital information about the age, gender, knowledge of language and things that motivate the student. Previous learning habits and speed are taken into account to create a unique profile of a student.
It's wise to send children with special needs to inclusion schools that makes their life successful and helps them to deal with various social problems.