Thesis: To master the job of a Special Education teacher, it is important to have the right skills such as teaching, communicating, and patience. Organizational Pattern: Topical Introduction Attention Getter: According to brainyquote.com, Magic Johnson once said, “All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them”. Relevance: A Special Education teacher is someone that works with children with a variety of disabilities. In the program, there are students with learning disabilities, students with autism, nonverbal students, students with behaviors, and much more. There are students right here at CHS that have these disabilities and most students here do not understand how to interact with them.
Special Education Process Introduction to the Special Education Process The Department of Education oversees special education and ensures student’s rights through a federal law called The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA was born to ensure that states and school districts provided children with disabilities a free and appropriate education. To facilitate state compliance, IDEA provides federal money to states for the sole purpose of educating students with disabilities. IDEA categorizes thirteen disabilities and to qualify for services the student’s disability must negatively affect their education. To be considered for special education a student must go through multiple steps to determine whether they qualify
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
It is certain that a general education elementary teacher is going to have students of varying abilities in his or her classroom. It was interesting to see the variety of cases found in one typical classroom setting. Also, it made me realize that the very specific case-by-case nature of special education means that you are never finished learning about special education. While this class is an introduction to the possibilities of what a teacher may encounter in the field, your learning will continue every year when you meet your new class. It is your job as a teacher to educate yourself about your students, and know their strengths and their limitations in order to inform your teaching practices.
Furthermore, Walker (2014) explained that the term of “special education is a loaded term. However, the term of “special education” contains a stigma which is often associated with the meaning over identification of students, which need special education services and the inability of students to be treated equally within the classroom. While the term of “exceptional education” refers to the education for students with special needs as well. In
“Special Educational Needs” is defined as a restriction in the capacity of the person to participate in and benefit from education on account of an enduring physical, sensory, mental health or learning disability or any other condition which results in a person learning differently from a person without that condition... (Government of Ireland, 2004b, section 1) Aims and principles of Special Education The aims of education for students with special educational needs include (a) enabling the student to live a full life and to realize his or her full potential as a unique individual through access to an appropriate broad and balanced curriculum; (b) enabling the student to function as independently as possible in society through the provision
B. Thesis: The environment where a student is taught has a major impact on their general education, their future educational experiences, and the likelihood of graduating and continuing their education. C. Credibility Statement: After extensive research on special education and background knowledge from a Children with Exceptionalities class, I have gained the knowledge and information to inform you of the impacts of teaching special education inside of the general education classroom. D. Relevancy Statement: This topic is relevant to everyone because special education impacts not only students with disabilities, but their family, friends, and peers. E. Preview of Main Points: 1. Ways in which special education is viewed by society and the background of the subject.
1. Defining students with special needs (p. 4-5) What does it mean to be a child with a disability? A child with a disability is one which needs to be taken into consideration individually based on their strengths and weaknesses. Such child must be addressed by the teaching staff in order to meet their needs by identifying such disability and developing an effective program in which they can succeed effectively. 2.
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.
We all are knowledgeable in the fact that learn best in an environment that allows them to play an active role in their learning. As a Special Education major, I have also in teaching how your students learn and adapting to their specific needs to ensure success, but what are we supposed to do when the curriculum demands don’t reflect the individual needs of our