gifted children Some characteristics in gifted children with AS are common in ordinary gifted children. For instance, both of them have precocious language development, high level of curiosity, enjoy memorizing factual information, hypersensitivity, etc. (Neihart, 2000). Nevertheless, the gifted children with AS are different from gifted children by response to routine, motor skills, speech patterns, humour, social awareness, insight, disturbance of attention and inappropriate affective expression (Neihart, 2000; Gallagher & Gallagher, 2002) as listed in Table 1. One distinct characteristic between ordinary gifted children and gifted children with AS is their response to the changes of routines.
The Exceptional Learner Reflection As a teacher, I never know what kind of student will enter through my classroom door. They may be gifted in certain areas, or they could have physical, mental, emotional, or environmental challenges. Each of these situations may make the standard way of learning impossible for them. Learning about the many challenges that students may face helps to equip me with the knowledge I need to teach my students effectively. While this class taught about different exceptional challenges that students may face, I was also reminded of the importance that students are unique and should be viewed and evaluated according to their unique and individual needs.
Introduction The gifted children are the children who are witnessed to have the high performance capabilities in certain areas like that of intellectual, creativity, arts, leadership or specific academic fields and the need of such children is that there must be certain activities that should be carried out nor necessary the schools even at home so they could develop such capabilities completely. However their identification can be a difficult task for the teachers or their educational professionals since they are not a homogeneous group since there is a large variation in them. But there is a difference between the gifted children and the talented children and the difference is difficult to challenge since they are defined too loosely while
Introduction 5 space indent. Gifted Learner are often underrepresented. Being deemed high performers; gifted children are capable of intellectual, creative, artistic, leadership, and other specific academic fields, and may require extenuating resources other than services offered by their school. The characteristics of high achievers and gifted students are also often misconstrued. High achievers are very similar to that of a gifted student as it relates to the cognitive aspect of learning.
Resulting in the students who do not adapt to the conventional way of learning, having to receive “special education” (Petersen, 2006: 727). The problem with special education is that it negatively affects those with learning disabilities in that it further perpetuates exclusivity that is of a gendered and racial nature. For example, males and females are treated differently according to their genders at school, in terms of the opportunities that they are given and the achievements they receive as a reward for their academic efforts. Through males being taught that they are smarter than females and therefore need to work harder (Petersen, 2006: 729). Racially, for example in the US, Black and Latino students are the highest enrolled into the special education programme because of labels being imposed on them such as having “mild mental retardation and/or emotional disturbance” (Erevelles & Minear, 2010: 131).
Children with mental retardation, behavioural or emotional problems and children with visual, hearing or physical and other health impairments can be categorised as children with Special Education Needs. That being said, Special Education can be described as the education of children who have social differences in a mental and a physical perspective from the average person, in a manner that they usually need amendments in the usual educational tasks of schools. Historically, people with disabilities have not being treated nicely. Before 18th century, people’s lives were filled with superstition and fatalism. Some of the most known cases of discrimination they were involved is exile, isolation, exorcisms, tortures.
I believe that outstanding teachers are passionate, inspired, creative, compassionate, patient and understanding. They take the time to know their students and know them well. They appreciate what attributes to each child’s story and take ownership of their role in the child’s life for that school year. I feel that I have the skills and attributes of an outstanding teacher because of the pride I take in the love and support I show my students and families. I know teachers have the power to make a lasting difference and I start every year with that mindset.
Section C: Communication in special education needs setting When communicating with young children in Special education needs setting it is important that good practise is demonstrated. In this section, I am going to describe and explain the good communication skills all my practitioners’ uses to the child, their carers and other workers and the possible barriers to communication. I will look at how these barriers could be overcome in the special education needs setting. Verbal Communication Verbal communication is the ability to explain and present your ideas in clear English, to diverse audiences. This includes the ability to tailor your delivery to a given audience, using appropriate styles and approaches and an understanding of the importance of non-verbal cues in oral communication.
For students with special needs, these worries become even more prominent for the pupils and their parents. Not only do they have to worry about the stressors that typical students face, but they also have fears about accessing support and resources in order for them to succeed. In order for students to feel comfortable
Learning Disabilities in Children Throughout the years many children in school have been deemed erroneous, mischievous, negligent, every substandard name in the book, but have you ever wondered why some children misbehave more than others or just irrationally? Well many statistics show that children that look normal and healthy physically have underlying illnesses that aren 't recognizable to the naked eye. These illnesses are known as learning disabilities or emotional disturbances, such as ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, etc. These learning disabilities among children in schools can be a disadvantage, however, technology and research today can overcome these disadvantages and make learning easier and more effective for these children. Most of the world 's population is aware that learning disabilities exist and how some of them affect children 's ability to function correctly in certain situations, but what are learning disabilities truly?