Sailing home special schools can generate feelings of frustration and confusion. Due to the wide spectrum of learning disabilities and an infinite number or specific needs, each institution can be very different from the next. Some may focus on one type of learning difficulty such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or dyslexia, others might focus on students with physical disabilities, and some might be all-inclusive. Despite the different scope, which is quite common goal: that educated children. For each of these special schools, teachers and staff aim to boost student achievement, whether adaptive teaching, intensive, one-on-one instruction, or specialized evaluation.
In public education, the basic Directive on special education programs is integration. Ideally, this means that children with learning disabilities will spend as much time as possible in mainstream classrooms in education with the rest of their peers. This means that students are often pushed to their limits and, subsequently, left behind academically. Rather than tailor the system to meet the needs of the student, they push the student to barely meet the standards and according to the system. In defense of public education, their focus is on the public at large, making it difficult to meet the needs of the student.
In special schools, however, teachers take the opposite approach. Instead, the lesson plans based on student needs, recognize and address their weaknesses. The same can be said about their strengths. Because of the specialized facilities are more in tune with the needs of the child, they are also more able to recognize their achievements. In public, students who do not adapt well not often mislabeled as unruly.
Classrooms and teachers found in special schools are better able to meet the needs of special needs students. Colorful posters, calendars, decorations and other stimuli found in the public education environment may be too much for those with sensory processing disorders. For these children, the rooms should be Spartan, limiting the disruption. Personal environment like this can be found in many special schools. In addition to the customized environment, teachers are given more flexibility to change the curriculum and teaching methods.
In short, classrooms, resources, and instructors are qualified to meet the needs of the child. Keep this in mind when deciding where to send your child.