How Proper Education Can Help Special Needs Children Live Better
- Feb 13, 2017
Singapore’s Ministry of Education has made it compulsory for special needs children to attend government-financed schools, just like any other children in the city state, from the beginning of 2019.
The extension of the Compulsory Education Act, which will be effective from the Primary 1 cohort, will require the special needs children to attend any of the twenty state-financed special education schools in the city state.
On November 4, 2016, Education Minister Ng Chee Meng declared the extension of the Compulsory Education Act at the annual special education conference.
Minister of State for Education Janil Puthucheary will head an MOE appointed advisory panel to inspect implementation of the latest policy.
This policy will help the children with special needs to receive formal education and move toward mainstream. The will include the special needs children into the education system.
The ways in which proper education can help special needs children live better:
1. Proper education can help special needs children to realize their potential
Proper education can help students with special needs to realize and live up to their potential and become the best version of them. Proper education can help children with special needs to find their latent talents and make the full utilization of those. Every child with special needs has at least one talent and proper education can help their talent(s) to blossom and achieve their full potential.
2. Proper education can enable children with special needs to build and develop competencies
Proper education can enable children with special needs to build and competencies that they can use to help and sustain themselves and others around them. Proper education can help children with special needs to pick up new skills that can help them to do well in their lives. Proper education is indispensible in building the lives of children with special needs.
3. Proper education can equip children with special needs with invaluable life skills
Proper education can equip children with special needs with invaluable life skills that can help them to overcome tough times and adversities. Proper education can teach like life skills and develop positive traits such as honesty, courage, decency, positive attitude, diligence, punctuality, good behavior, chivalry, kindness, optimism, compassion, etc. Proper education can also help children with special needs to develop a strong character and personality.
4. Proper education can help children with special needs to be independent
Proper education can help children with special needs to be independent and self-sufficient. Children with special needs can develop a healthy self esteem by getting proper education and try to be independent by being able to take care of themselves. Proper education can help them to overcome their disabilities and they will learn to take the help of science and technology to be able to remain independent.
5. Proper education can help children with special needs to avail employment opportunities
Apart from helping to be self-sufficient and independent, proper education can enable children with special needs to avail employment opportunities. Children with special needs can overcome their limitations and get the job they have always dreamt of by getting proper education. Proper education can provide the children with special needs with good job, good salary and every comfort they can think of.
6. Proper education can help children with special students to lead a dignified life
Proper education can children with special needs to lead a dignified life. As children with special needs realize their potential, develop competencies, develop life skills, become self-sufficient and independent, earn their own livelihood, they are certainly going to lead a dignified life.
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