Monday, July 19, 2010
Understanding Special Education
What is Special Education?
~ It is an education system designed specifically to provide children with special needs the necessary and functional knowledge and skills they need in order to fully maximize their potentials as individuals.
~ It understands and takes into consideration the limitations of these children with disabilities without actually stopping their possible growth in all aspects of their lives.
For me, special education is all these and more. Special education entails a great amount of patience and an overflowing compassion for these children. They are not as capable as the regular kids and are not able to achieve what is expected at their age, but they are as human as the rest of us. This is something everyone should learn to understand and live by.
Special education is a great start to getting the public informed about the fact that these children need help. This is really a hard task especially in a country which is drowning in the depths of poverty. However, this is doable. This is achievable. It is highly possible to promote complete understanding, acceptance and respect for these individuals.
It might take some time, but I am one of the hopeful beings who strive to work toward making a difference for the betterment of the special ones.