Choose the right special educational place for children with special needs
There are very strong opinions about the right placement for students with special needs. Some parents believe that every last special student regular education belongs to the mainstream; other people are annoyed at the ground where they feel they have changed their child. There are proponents and critics of these four types of special-education classrooms, but all in all, it is now the wisest thing for your child.
In an inclusive class or mainstream placement, your child will be in a regular education class with peers their age. In addition to the regular teacher, there will ideally be a special-education teacher whose job is to adapt the curriculum to your child’s ability. Inclusion placements have the advantage of being in the mainstream of school life with high achieving children, but some students may not be able to provide the support they need.
Students who need to be engaged in grade-level work in a particular subject can be housed in a resource room, where a special-education teacher uses techniques that work more effectively with special needs works with small groups of students. Population resource room placements need help in keeping the student normal with the mainstream, but they lack the structure and routine of a self-contained classroom.
Placement in a self-contained classroom means that your child will be excluded from the general school population for all academic subjects to work in a small control with a specialized educational teacher. Students in a self-satisfied class can work on different textbooks and different curricula at different academic levels.
Self-contained classes offer frameworks, routines, and reasonable expectations, but some students may require a high level of expertise.
Out of district placement
Your child may need to go to a school outside of your neighborhood for a self-power class. In a special school outside the district placement, it is specially designed to address specific training or practical needs. It has the advantage of providing the highest level of structure, routine and consistency in the school day. However, they eliminate any possibility of interacting with regular education students, and they are very expensive for school districts.
So which class is right for your child?
This is a question that needs to be answered based on your child’s specific, individual needs. Ask yourself what kind of environment your child is learning best, and what kind of setting is least beneficial. Think about whether he has friends who want to stay in touch with the mainstream or whether the mainstream is dangerous and unprofessional. Consider whether she needs structure and routine or enjoys being with different teachers and children. Consider whether there are one or two areas in which they need academic help, or whether every moment in school is a struggle.
Talk to your child’s teachers, other parents, special education staff, advocates in your area, and most importantly, try to determine what will be the most beneficial, most beneficial, and least dangerous place for your child. Learn then monitor the situation closely. Your child’s placement is not in the rock, and you can always move your child if the placement becomes too difficult or too easy.
The writer is Former PES-1, Retired Principal, Government Girls Senior Secondary School Mandi Harji Ram Malout Punjab.