My son just started kindergarten, I was with him his first day, The Special Needs classroom is one door down, They go with my sons class to lunch, playtime, and any extra class music, gym, ect. Know I know that it is benificial for the Special Needs children to be around others, however the other children don't seem to have a clue what they are all about, they just kind of throw them all together. What does anyone think about it?
Answer by AmaliaD at 2:32 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by rkoloms at 1:16 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
"however the other children don't seem to have a clue what they are all about, they just kind of throw them all together."
you're right, the children don't know what they are all about. They are just kids and if you take the time to get to know any special needs kids, you'll find out that they are much like any other kids. They like to play, be silly, have friends.... it benefits all the kids in settings where special needs kids are included in activities. The typical kids learn to embrace differences, the special needs kids get to feel like they belong. Its a win-win (unless you are afraid that their special needs are contagious, if so, you need some therapy tp deal with your irrational phobias)
Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
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Answer by deadheadjen at 4:04 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
I teach a mainstream class and it benefits all the children. Everyone learns that we are all different but equally valuable and deserving of respect. My students always have exceptionally high achievement, those with disabilities and without.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 5:10 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
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