Special Education In The Philippines

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Situation Analysis Special education is specially designed to meet the needs of students who have disabilities which results from having a disability and to help them learn information and skills that other students are learning. This education is also offered to help parents of children with special needs. Special education includes special instruction in the classroom, at home, in hospitals, institutions or in other settings. More than 5 million students ages 6 to 21 receive special education and related services each year in the United States. In our country, students with special needs are mainstreamed in regular classes or in a full-time or part time as stated in the main goals of special education. Special children should be mainstreamed in a regular class before they could be mainstreamed in the society. A special education teacher assists the regular teacher and sees to it that students receive much instruction as their regular students. One of the government thrusts that support the special children in the Philippines is Commonwealth Act No. 3203 which provides for the care and protection of disabled children. Also, Articles 356 and 259 of the Civil Code of the Philippines mandates right of every child to live in an atmosphere conducive to his physical, moral and intellectual development. Besides, it is the concomitant duty of the government to promote the full growth of the child. Moreover, Presidential Decree No. 603 otherwise known as the Child and Youth

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