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Title: DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL NEED CHILD


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DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL NEED CHILD
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Do you have a special needs child? If so, you may
be aware that a typical classroom as seen in a
typical public school will be ill-suited to their
needs for an ideal education setting. Are you
familiar with some of the other options that they
have?
Various Types of School for Special Needs Child
Do you have a special nee Depending on the
specific strengths and challenges of your child
with special needs, there are a number of
possibilities for you to work with. Here is a
look at some of these options and the pros and
cons that are associated with each one of them.
ds child? If so, you may be aware that a typical
classroom as seen in a typical public school will
be ill-suited to their needs for an ideal
education setting. Are you familiar with some of
the other options that they have?
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Public Schools
  • A public school will suit your child well if
  • The school is well-funded and has training for
    SEN teachers, therapists, aides, specialists, as
    well as support programs
  • The particular needs of your child fit in nicely
    with the strengths of the school. Most schools
    are capable of addressing only the common
    challenges but find it difficult to cope with
    unusual abilities or needs
  • Your child is at ease in the public school and
    not facing social issues such as marginalization
    or bullying

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Pros
  • You pay nothing for public school education
  • Public schools are legally bound to teach your
    child and provide necessary support as well as
    paying for the therapies and services
  • You are likely to find a public school in your
    own backyard so there will be locally known
    people around the child, giving you better scope
    of being involved with their education

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Cons
  • Underfunding is a major issue in public schools
    and the childs special needs can be overwhelming
  • Public schools often lack the flexibility or
    expertise in helping the child with challenges or
    abilities that are not in tune with their
    existing program
  • Public schools are often large and complex
    where social issues are hard to manage

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Charter Magnet Schools
These are publicly funded institutions which
means they are free and required by law to serve
in the best interests of your child. Often, they
are found to be far smaller compared to typical
public schools and could prove to be a better fit
for the child. In some charter and magnet
schools, you get a more service-learning,
hands-on educational model that is a great option
for children suffering from autism or
hyperactivity.
Pros
  • The same kind of free and appropriate education
    seen in a local public school
  • Could be better aligned to strengths of your
    child and learning style unlike many typical
  • public schools
  • Smaller schools often prove a better fit for
    child with special needs

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Cons
  • These schools are likely to be very far from
    your home
  • Their program offering could be less flexible
    with fewer resources to work with compared to
  • local public schools
  • Working with the school to support the best
    interests of your child could be harder

Montessori Other Pedagogy-Specific Schools
Montessori and Waldorf developed specific
teaching techniques that were pretty different
from those prevalent in typical public schools,
but which were found to be effective for many
students. Rather than use words as the primary
tool for teaching, they make use of specific
types of experiences for allowing the students to
kinesthetically and visually understand and
develop their abilities. Several of the students
with special needs often find this kind of school
to be a godsend.
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However, there are few caveats you need to be
aware of. Montessori schools are largely intended
for the education of children who have an
above-average IQ and are capable of managing
themselves in a socially intense yet small
setting. Moreover, such schools often lack the
necessary infrastructure to support or provide
therapy for special children.
Pros
  • If your childs abilities make them suitable
    for a Montessori education, you are likely to
    find a
  • reputed one within a short distance of your
    home
  • Your child will be given a quality education
    in a small setting while enjoying inclusion in
  • typical peer groups
  • In the event your child manages to thrive, he
    will find a solid social group and many nice
  • friends

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Cons
  • Finding funding for a private school that
    serves the general population may be a tough job
  • though you are eligible for a scholarship
  • If your child has to be provided more support
    than the school is capable of providing, they
  • may be asked to leave
  • The curriculum could prove to be too
    challenging for the child

Homeschool
Homeschooling has gained immense popularity in
recent times especially among families that have
a child with special needs. Homeschool allows the
ultimate level of flexibility and control, making
it easier for creating the ideal educational
program and setting that can be beneficial for
the child.
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Pros
  • You are in control of your childs educational
    experience and environment and can provide
  • the perfect fit that you desire
  • It is possible to completely shy away from the
    problems typically associated with test anxiety,
  • bullying, and educational roadblocks
  • You get the perfect opportunity for helping
    your child build the necessary skills by focusing
  • on their areas of need and developing core
    areas of strength

Cons
  • Those who work full time will find
    homeschooling to be impossible
  • Homeschooling is overwhelming and difficult for
    many
  • Can lead to isolation among the kids

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Conclusion -
Before deciding what kind of school is suitable
for your special needs child ensure that you have
explored every nook and cranny of the possible
alternatives. A public school may be advocated if
you are financially distressed and wish to avail
the facilities offered in these institutions. For
a more controlled approach private establishments
would be the preferred means.
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Conclusion
Before deciding what kind of school is suitable
for your special needs child ensure that you have
explored every nook and cranny of the possible
alternatives. A public school may be advocated if
you are financially distressed and wish to avail
the facilities offered in these institutions. For
a more controlled approach private establishments
would be the preferred means.
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