The Importance Of Education In Special Education

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Students with special needs are still not viewed as, what the world calls a “normal” human being. Society tends to neglect that every human being is to be treated equally in an educational institution. So why are there still divisions of inequality? Within the parameters of an educational institution, it is solely the special education teachers who have the task of assembling a support team, develop a parent-professional relationship, and also, adapt and develop a plan for each student depending on their strengths and weaknesses. Special Education is identified as, the education of children who deviate socially, mentally, or physically from the average to such an extent that they require major modifications of usual school practices…show more content…
However, there is only so much that students can handle because of the lack of support services. Although we now live in a society that is becoming more excepting to students with special needs, there are still many obstacles that need to be addressed. Some of those obstacles are the rights of students with special needs, the school system labeling students, the social justice in the classroom, and much needed improvement of our educators. Over the years, students with special needs have had a struggle with their rights and equality in our nation. Special needs students with physical conditions that prevented them…show more content…
Some teachers are afraid of what their colleges, administration and parents will say, whereas others think that it is inappropriate to bring up the topic. However, the best way to eliminate inequalities is to first teach it in the classrooms. Teach the students about the many different types of discrimination, how to respond to it appropriately, and most importantly inform them on why cultures do things differently. Students at any age can learn that they can make a difference and that they can speak up when they see an inequity (Gollick & Chinn, 2013). Educators can help special needs students are by connecting relationships with teachers, administration and peers. Each student is daily faced with the struggle of at least two different environments, one being home life and the other being education life. The student must daily struggle to learn two separate sets of rules and environments. What may be allowed in a home setting may not be acceptable while the student is in a school setting. According to Volkmar, “The intensity and unique pattern of stressors faced by families of children with ASD, the need for parent-professional collaboration in ASD intervention is paramount” (Volkmar, Paul, Klin,
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