Negative Effects of Homeschooling There are many factors that go into educating your child, and some parents neglect that profusely. Parents who believe homeschooling is the best option for their child, should consider the long term (and even short term!) effects of putting a child through homeschooling programs. Homeschooling children can be very costly both with time and money, and can cause extreme social issues including isolation and depression. These issues are dealt with everyday by people who weren't even brought up in this kind of environment, people should consider the following factors when thinking of homeschooling programs.
Activities such as eating, dressing, walking, and in some cases, talking can be hopeless for a child with mental retardation. Schooling for the disabled requires a special environment—one that only a few teachers have the gift to care for. Instead of looking out for the child’s needs, the government is focused on passing test grades and social skills. Mentally retarded children require a highly trained special education teacher, patience for behavioral issues, and are also required to pass standardized tests; public education for these students move at a faster pace than they can comprehend and lack the personal focus that they would otherwise get in a special needs classroom. The first special education students included the deaf, blind, and later the mentally retarded.
Their perseverance to obtain not even an ideal--but "appropriate"-- education for their children requires continuous parent involvement. These parents often report feeling that the education system views them as demanding, hostile, and interfering adversaries (Hart, 1993; Jordan & Powell, 1995; Muskat & Redefer, 1994). To improve parent/school relationships, fulfill educational rights, and improve services to children with autism in schools, it is important to gain insight into the lives of these students and their families. The purpose of this study was to explore the life issues (both home and educational) of a group of parents of children with autism. Information gathered on these issues form the basis of suggested concrete guidelines for teachers and administrators to follow to improve school/parent relationships and services for this population.
When looking for childcare for their child, most people consider facilities, program activities and child-to-adult ratio. More important than that, however, is the type of workers at a childcare facility. There are a few main types of workers at a daycare, and not all of them good. I've discovered the hard way that there are different levels of caring and attention given to the children. People want the best for their kids, so it's important to understand these types of caretakers.
As a result of this approach schools did not have the appropriate funding for the extra teachers needed to provide a separate learning classroom. This problem leads to public schools denying children with disabilities access to the facilities that are offered in a regular classroom, hence segregating the children with disabilities from the mainstream children (Lewis, 1999). In 1975 the Education for all Handicapped Children’s Act (later renamed Individuals with Disabilities Education Act abbreviated IDEA) was passed in reaction the problem of students being segregated. This act was written to make sure that all handicapped children would have access to free education including special education. The law emphasizes that children with disabilities be educated with non-disabled children (Daniel 1997).
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president, Albert Shanker, warned members against placement of all disabled students in... ... middle of paper ... ...vel academically, but has a behavior disorder, the regular classroom may be perfectly suited for this child. My feelings are different regarding a child that is severely mentally retarded. I think more time with a specialist, outside of the classroom, may be more productive for the student and the general ed. teacher. I think that there is a lot of responsibility placed on the general education teacher, and they do not have the training like specialists.
It is the responsibility of a school to find ways to best support the learning and growth of children that fall under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Barnard, Prior and Potter describe autism as a “hidden disability”(2000) that the general public doesn’t have a great understanding or awareness of. Due to the lack of visibility in this disorder, many children that have characteristics or tendencies of autism can sometimes fall through the cracks. It is important that schools help to include and integrate children with autism and develop their teacher’s knowledge and teaching so they can assist in these students learning. It is also important to understand what kind of policies and programs schools have in place to help aid and support children with autism.
Although, many schools are very accommo... ... middle of paper ... ...or the teachers to help control and support their child's condition, and behavioural issues. See chart below. However, although it would be better to integrate ASD children into mainstream schools, sometimes the school and the teachers are not adequately equipped to accommodate for the more severe ASD child who is at the end of the autistic scale, with high functioning autism. This makes it hard on parents, wishing for their child to be integrated within the mainstream school community. Therefore, putting the teachers in a difficult position to transfer the child into a specialist school and convincing the parents that their child would get a better education if in a school that are trained and have the knowledge and understanding for the autistic child and their issues, not having to worry about how they may be disrupting the other children in the class.
Special needs workers should be creative, flexible, and personable to be able to meet the needs of the child and also provide useful information for the child’s parents. It is important for one to at least complete minimal required training so one will be fully prepared to work with a child with any type of delay. Often children in schools do not improve at a higher rate because their teacher may not have the necessary training to assist them (Marković, 2014). No matter what special needs career someone chooses, everyone should have one common goal: to help special needs children thrive. Marković from the article “Work with Kids with Special Needs” puts it perfectly when she states, “the main aim is that children with disabilities get the chance to grow, learn, and socialize with children with normal development, and that these children can adapt and learn together with children with special needs.
Why is it important that parents make wise decisions? It is important because these choices not only affect themselves but also affect their children. Parents and caregivers are vital to the development and growth of children. Parents play a crucial role in every stage of childhood and can play a positive role in helping them get the best out of life. The most simplest decisions in a parents life could damage the life of a child.