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Special Needs Kids In Mainstream Classrooms

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To what degree do you think this contributes to the issues in public education nowadays?  I think it is likely a huge reason why public education has largely gone in the toilet.  It used to be that special needs kids went into special classes, and the kids who were intellectually and behaviorally able to keep up with the normal pace of the classroom weren't held back by these other kids because the teachers' attentions weren't so divided.

I know this isn't a very politically correct opinion, but there you have it.

What is your opinion?

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 31, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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melakay1981
by Platinum Member on Aug. 31, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I think it such a good thing that Special needs kids are in regular classes.  From my experience kids are becoming a little more compassionate when a child acts or looks different.  When I was in school the special needs kids where kind of shunned and looking back I feel kind of bad that I never got to interact with them.  My daughter is not special needs but is going through radiation right now and has lost almost half of her hair.  She has been on the news twice now so all the kids at her school are aware of what is going on with her.  I cannot count the cards she has received from kids in her school wishing her well.

AnnaNonamus
by Spanky Pants :) on Sep. 1, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I was mentioning distractions more as in her actions causing distractions. Because of her breaks through out the day, she does not cause a distraction if she starts to struggle in the room.

She does actually use headphones outside of school to help keep her from being overwhelmed. She has her own MP3 player, and it goes where she goes- in the car, to the grocery store, parks, amusement parks, etc. Anywhere that there are people, basically. In the car, it's come in handy when she has to share the backseat with 2 others, meaning someone is up against her.

Quoting weirdkids:

Have you concisered headphones? My.DD wears headphones (no sound) in class to block out distractions. It was her teachers idea.


Quoting AnnaNonamus:

My special needs daughter has done very well in her mainstream classrooms. She has the ability to leave the classroom if she needs to, and go to a special room with a special needs instructor. She gets 3 passes per day, 5 minutes each. It helps her refocus, and it keeps the distractions of her down time out of the classroom.


I have personally helped in her classroom 3 of the past 4 years, and hope to help again this year. I have never seen any instances of her or the other 3 kids in her room causing any disturbances that distract from the learning in the entire room.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 15 on Sep. 1, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Anonymous
by Anonymous 15 on Sep. 1, 2012 at 12:25 AM
You're incredibly uneducated on this subject. Please step away.
weirdkids
by Gold Member on Sep. 1, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Ahh .. h'm.


Quoting AnnaNonamus:

I was mentioning distractions more as in her actions causing distractions. Because of her breaks through out the day, she does not cause a distraction if she starts to struggle in the room.

She does actually use headphones outside of school to help keep her from being overwhelmed. She has her own MP3 player, and it goes where she goes- in the car, to the grocery store, parks, amusement parks, etc. Anywhere that there are people, basically. In the car, it's come in handy when she has to share the backseat with 2 others, meaning someone is up against her.

Quoting weirdkids:

Have you concisered headphones? My.DD wears headphones (no sound) in class to block out distractions. It was her teachers idea.





Quoting AnnaNonamus:

My special needs daughter has done very well in her mainstream classrooms. She has the ability to leave the classroom if she needs to, and go to a special room with a special needs instructor. She gets 3 passes per day, 5 minutes each. It helps her refocus, and it keeps the distractions of her down time out of the classroom.


I have personally helped in her classroom 3 of the past 4 years, and hope to help again this year. I have never seen any instances of her or the other 3 kids in her room causing any disturbances that distract from the learning in the entire room.





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