Children with learning disorders will have on-going difficulties in processing and retaining information. This will negatively affect reading, writing, spelling, and maths abilities of the child. Some of the most common learning disorders include: Read more
Edith Cowan University (ECU) is the second-largest university, most popular, and longest established school of education in Western Australia (WA). It is home to over 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including over 6,000 international students from more than 100 countries. Read more
Albert Einstein, Tom Cruise and Leonardo Da Vinci are well-known in their respective field of work. One thing they share in common is that they are dyslexic. There are many stereotypes about dyslexic people being “slow-learners” but have you ever wondered how some dyslexic people managed to be so successful?
Play Therapy is an intervention strategy to help children safely communicate and express their feelings and thoughts naturally in order to deal with trauma, loss, delayed development, and other developmental and social issues . Play therapy is fun, free-flowing, non-directed, and effective.
Getting a child to listen is not always the easiest thing to do in the world, but learning how to get a child to listen becomes especially important for children with special needs.
Children have a variety of reasons for not listening to their parents, guardian, or teachers. Read more
Every parent dreads having to receive a call from school about their child misbehaving. Whether it is getting into fights, inattentiveness during class or having bad grades, it can be frustrating for parents if they do not understand the reasons behind the child’s behaviour.
The parent’s reaction can even cause the situation to worsen. Read more
You have been working for years now as an educator for special needs children. You’ve helped them and guided them through so much in order to help them overcome many issues. All your students have been unique but they’ve all required the right intervention and lesson plans that are best suited to help them gain confidence and skills they will need in society. Read more
Have you ever experienced or know someone with a child screaming in public while covering their ears or eyes? For some seemingly unknown reason, they might have a loud and sometimes violent reaction episode without anyone apparent trigger. It is common to mistake this as a child throwing a tantrum. Read more
Children who suffer from communications disorders suffer emotional and social effects that may be a huge quality of life issue for them. Speech therapy is used to help improve your child or your students’ ability to communicate. Spoken communications is incredibly important to the development of the child, allowing them to express their emotions, needs, and thoughts. Read more
The role of a special needs educator is a challenging but rewarding role to fill. The people who become special needs educators must overcome a great deal of personal challenges as well as the challenges of the job in order to ensure their students are living up to the best of their abilities.
These challenges come from needing to personalise education plans, and ensuring each and every student learns in the manner that is best suited to them for them to develop and progress. There are many different kinds of learning disorders that their students may have, and the special needs educators must find some way to accommodate this for the child’s benefit. This requires a high degree of dedication, training, and care; with demand steadily growing for schools and educators. Read more