COUNSELING INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN: TRANSITIONAL SUPPORT FOR PUPILS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. HANIF MANAN KHALID ALI KHARIN ANWAR GEORGE LING
STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PHYSICAL DISABILITIES INTELLECTU AL DISABILITIES • Wheelchair users • Amputees • Speech impairments • Muscular Dystrophy • Multiple Sclerosis • Asperger’s Syndrome • Autism • Down Syndrome
EXAMPLES OF DIFFICULTIES FACED IN SCHOOLS • Difficulty writing, such as class notes and on exams • Sitting in a standard desk • Participating in labs where lab tables and equipment are hard to reach • Transportation • Classrooms or buildings that are not wheelchair accessible
TRANSITIONS • Almost always involve changes in: location , expectations , supports , peer groups , staf , jurisdiction and/or lifestyle • Teachers should be aware that they may encounter some challenges along the way as they plan transitions • Maintaining continuity and consistency of support services can be a challenge • The transition process requires careful planning to ensure that the elements of the IEP and the support services required to carry it out are not disrupted or lost
SEVERAL TYPES OF TRANSITIONS FACED BY STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS • TRANSITIONS INTO SCHOOL SYSTEM • TRANSITIONS INTO GRADES OR PROGRAMMES • TRANSITIONS INTO SECONDARY SCHOOL • TRANSITIONS FROM SECONDARY SCHOOL (POST- SECONDARY SCHOOL or FROM SCHOOL TO WORK) • TRANSITIONS BETWEEN DISTRICTS
TRANSITIONS INTO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM • Children with special needs will have a history of requirements of support services before enrolling school.
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 13 pages?
- Summer '17
- English, Special Education Services Centre, Assessment of Special