Out of reach

Education for disabled kids

People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority and eighty percent of persons with disabilities live in developing countries. About 10 percent of the world’s population, or 650 million people, live with a disability . When we look at those numbers, we could see that there are a lot of people who need help and trying even to reach out, but there is not the resource.

Now, when we turn the education system, there is always complains about the problems that they face. They say that they can not afford this and that. Educational achievement is measured by the performance on tests and how long the students will stay in school. The special schools however are currently making a lot of efforts, through partnering with different donor organizations, to bring about change and inclusion.

There may well be some major problems in the classroom setting, because of the unique nature of the gifted learning disabled child, regardless of the educational placement agreed upon. The interaction of

with learning disabilities produces children who may be simultaneously frustrating and inspiring. The quickest way to find out what will work for a given child is experimenting with a variety of teaching strategies.

There are some suggestions for the classroom teacher to experiment with.
Poor children are discriminated against in many ways, which affects the performances of their test scores, mainly because of the socioeconomic status of their parents. They are a burning opposition to the unfair and ineffective education model, a model which has lacked any substantial innovation since its inception in ancient times.
Those are ways that the academic could help them out


1.For Academic Problems:
– Present material in a variety of ways (visually, orally, kinaesthetically); have written material taped by parents, other students, or community helpers.
– Give students opportunities to share knowledge in different

By Dan Taylor, eHow Contributor

ways (taped reports, oral quizzes or tests, class demonstrations).
– Provide alternative learning experiences which are not dependent on paper and pencil or reading (puzzles, logic games, tangrams, math manipulative).
– Place the child where the board and teacher can be easily seen.
– Give realistic deadlines for completing assignments (often longer than for others).
– Use contracts.
2. To Develop Compensatory Skills:
– Teach typing and computer literacy and encourage the use of calculators and tape recorders as aides.
– Teach organizational and problem solving strategies using cognitive behaviour modification techniques.
3. For Affective Needs:
– Reduce academic pressures as a way to lessen frustration and lack of motivation.
– Use values clarification and role-playing activities.
– Use games such as UNGAME to encourage students to talk, and hold class meetings to discuss feelings and problems.
– Bring successful gifted learning disabled adults into the classroom to serve as role models.
– Explain what it is like to be gifted and learning disabled.
– Work toward having the gifted learning disabled student learn to value her or himself as a strong, intelligent human being .

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