Teaching & learning skills and share successes (and challenges) with fellow
educators. Their support and advice will help you to better address the
needs of students with special needs, and improve your own classroom skills.
Seek the help of special educators and professional learning disability
organizations. Draw on their expertise. Do not be afraid to acknowledge what
you don't know.
learning profile of each student
Monitor each student's: ability and involvement in your classroom. By being
aware of the learning styles, work level, reasoning ability, classroom
participation, comprehension and progress of a student with Special needs,
you can effectively build on his or her existing strengths and weaknesses.
effective teaching techniques
When students have special needs, their brains work differently than those
of other children; simply slowing the pace while using traditional teaching
methods will not work. Use innovative techniques to maintain student
interest and improve opportunities to learn. Develop or modify curricula and
testing to ensure that students obtain the information and skills they need
and that they are evaluated accordingly. Some examples:
Always gain a student's attention before giving directions or initiating
Call the student by name. This will help alert the child to focus
attention upon the classroom activity.
Use visual aids to capitalize on a student's visual processing, and to
provide the auditory/visual association needed to learn new concepts and
Write assignments on the board so the student can copy them in a
notebook, or provide the student with the list of assignments.
Make sure that students with special needs have enough time to answer
test questions. If necessary, change testing procedures if the testing
mechanism itself interferes with a student's ability to demonstrate his
or her knowledge.
Not all of these recommendations apply to each student, and individual
strategies should be developed to address the needs of individual students
with special needs. Implementing changes such as these in the classroom can
minimize the impact of special needs upon academic achievement.
Provide individualized instruction
Frequently, students with special needs have more difficulty than others in
grasping concepts and communicating information in class. To be effective,
teachers should modify their instruction to meet the various learning styles
and abilities of students with special needs.
Provide a structure for learning
Many students with special needs have difficulty organizing information,
developing work habits, and coping with change. Teach them to monitor their
own progress and regulate the time and effort they spend on each assignment.
Maintain consistent teaching routines and methods.
self-esteem of students with special needs
Build confidence among these students by delivering information in a
gradually more progressive manner, allowing them time to master a topic at
one level before moving on to more difficult material. Recognize and help
them appreciate the value of their creativity.
with parents to discuss their child's problems at school
Parents and guardians are often unaware of their child's problems at school.
Meet with them and discuss the situation in an open and supportive manner.
Ask their permission to administer an educational evaluation of the student
when such an evaluation seems warranted.
Collaborate with parents and guardians on their child's educational
Work with parents and guardians to provide the student with a comprehensive
approach to coping with his or her learning disability. Maintain
consistencies in the student's instruction and self-discipline by sharing
strategies with parents/guardians that can be used during weekends or
Understand the laws and procedures that regulate special education
Familiarize yourself with laws protecting the rights of students with
special needs and advise parents of proper legal and school procedures. Help
ensure that your school meets legal standards and requirements when
conducting educational evaluations, parental advisory meetings, program
development and placement of students with special needs.
Advocate on behalf of your students
It is imperative for their emotional well-being that students with special
needs are seen as equal members of the school community. Teachers can work
to ensure that school authorities offer these students equal opportunity.
Teachers can also oppose any discriminatory or exclusionary act that would
further stigmatize students with special needs.
The objectives of the project of the Center for Studies
and Research disabled
Build date base, integrated strategies to
address the problems of disability among special needs children world.
Activation-prevention programs, special
education, rehabilitation and expansion of coverage to the needs of their
They are some of the objectives of the project
detailed in the following :
1. Development of a database for the project
and the reality of disability in the Arab world.
2. Assess the level of progress made in the
areas of disability in the Arab countries.
3. Review and evaluation of current programs,
and disseminate new development programs.
4. To formulate an Arab strategy to work with
5. Take advantage of the academic and training
institutions in the field of disability.
6. Strengthen the activities of
non-governmental organizations and research institutions in the field of
In addition to the other items.
Moving project :
To the groups of children with special
needs and disabilities people around them and the actors in the areas of
disability for children.