Why is it important to have an Educational
- Smart schools are set up for bright students but the needs of
other children with special needs need to be looked into. There
is a need for balance in trying to meet the needs of the various
groups. As there are schools set up for children with other disabilities
such as the Deaf and Dumb, the Blind and the Mentally Handicapped,
it is high time that the needs of autistic children be looked
diagnosed with autism need to be treated with good educational and
behaviour modification programmes. As autistic children experience
difficulties in various areas, it is important to design appropriate
teaching programme tailored to each individual needs. Due to
diversified needs, a small class of 5 children with a teacher and an
assistant is needed. For children who are hyperactive with poor
attention span and poor understanding, one-to-one teaching will be
necessary. They also need structured teaching based on individual needs
in order to help them to understand the world. Such teaching is not
provided in any school.
- Children with autism need to be taught living skills to gear
them to become independent when they grow up.
- About 5% of autistic individuals possess extraordinary or exceptional
skills in certain areas, for example, in music, art, mathematics,
computer and others. There is a need to discover each individual’s
special interest and talent and encourage development in these
areas. In the normal size classroom, it is difficult to take this
- Parents with autistic children need to be given moral and financial
support in the care of these special children.
- High functioning autistic children when given proper therapy
can fit into normal schools.
- The centre hopes to be able to provide appropriate therapy such
as music, speech and occupational therapies. These therapies though
essential in drawing out the autistic children from their own
world are not available in the present educational system.
- Early intervention is important as the chances for recovery
are better for those who are given proper education and behaviour
modification programmes when they are young, for example, Dr Temple
Grandin, an Associate Professor in America, who is also autistic,
attributed her present day success to early intervention.
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