The high-school students also attend special classes with SEN students all through the year, so they can get to know and appreciate each other.Some of the high-school classes include a few students who have specific learning difficulties.How do you approach inclusion for the youngest children?We have an early intervention plan that includes all preschoolers (age three to five) and improves everyone's abilities.A speech therapist, an occupational therapist, a psychologist and an educational psychologist assess each child's abilities, to tell us about any modifications and support they might need.
We have students with diverse intellectual abilities, so we try to offer a relaxing environment for everyone. Some children may be reluctant to include their peers in conversations or in playground activities.What advice can you give to teachers to make their classes inclusive? No two people are alike, but most of us have something in common.If we look for ways in which we can relate to each other, regardless of differences, our relationships become stronger. It's almost always okay to ask about the experience of a peer who has a disability.They may have hearing impairments, autism at mild ranges within the spectrum, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorders, or speech and communication delays.An educational psychologist, speech and occupational therapists, and a special educator put together a plan for the whole class.
Teachers also learn about the different SEN students currently registered in the school, so they are better equipped to help them learn.