What you need to know if your child with a disability is starting school soon

A new school year can be daunting for any parent, prompting many questions: will my child settle in, make friends and progress academically? If your child has a disability these worries can seem too big to overcome.

In Australia, teachers often feel unprepared to support children with disabilities in classrooms. Teaching organisations have raised concerns about the large amount of additional time and resources necessary to help children with a disability learn and meet their educational goals. Lack of professional knowledge about the impact disabilities have on a child’s development are often the reason for this concern, along with a lack of confidence about how to cater for the student’s needs.

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Topics:
Education, Training, Early Intervention

Author:
David Roy, David Armstrong

Source:
The Conversation

Date published:
Wed 16th Jan, 2019