• Special classes for kids with developmental issues

    Read on about different developmental issues in children and special educational programs that help address these.
    by Frances Mijares-Magtoto .
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    Developmental issues of children are seen in a delay or great advancement in the physical, emotional-social, affective, cognitive and language aspects of growth. Parents can find assistance from various professionals in order to address each concern.

    At the preschool level though, most developmental needs are answered as the regular preschool curriculum is holistic in nature. Sample program of preschool activities (Ibe, 2003)

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    Preschool consists of nursery and kindergarten levels and targets children aged 3-6 years. It is a current trend to enroll even younger kids in infant and toddler classes, and later preschool to give them a headstart in formal schooling. This level of education is not compulsory (Ibe, 2003); however, if your child has special educational needs, early intervention programs can be readily available at the following schools.

    There is a wide range of services that can help children with developmental needs. Special Education takes into consideration students who do not usually fit the regular curriculum and is focused on a curriculum that can help “normalize” the development of your child. While different types of therapy (physical, occupational, or speech) can also augment your child’s progress as sessions with therapists are often individualized. The role of the parent is to seek help in determining what these needs are and whether the current curriculum responds to these needs.

    Additional Source:

    Ibe, M. (2003). Philippines. Retrieved 11 March 2010, http://www.seameo-innotech.org/resources/seameo_country/educ_data/philippines/philippines_ibe.htm.

     

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