The term special education means the education of those students who needs more care and concerned. Those students which are not like normal students and they require special treatment rather than that so, they needs special education. Along with this education stream, student involved in the procedures which is systematically organized and this whole process is monitored by a well qualified expert that is trained in this field. These students also need some equipment, comfortable settings and resources that is useful and give assurance to them that they are safe.
The main goal of Special requires organization is they want to increase the confidence level and self sufficiency to make their life successful and full of happiness. They also give confidence to these kinds of students that they are not different from normal children. The reason behind that is this thing is really important for them because some are depressed for seeing normal children. If they feel confident just like that so they will also make their career successful and flourishing. The importance of special needs education increases from last some years and gain so much popularity in India. Few years back, our India was not giving any importance to the education of those students. But, these things really deserve importance because all are equal and they also have right to get education properly. India has to take some important steps in the education of special needs students and give them best education. Also, improve the procedure of teaching so that they get proper education in this real environment.
What are the differences when teaching special needs children as compared to regular children? Are there added difficulties?
When we teach to any student so the task should be academic or non-academic and we have to analyze it well. After that, we can break the task into smaller steps so that it will be easy to understand. If we can discuss by giving an example- If you want to brush your teeth so the initial step is finding your brush, search your toothpaste, then hold toothpaste and brush in your hand. After that, apply toothpaste on your brush and start brushing. So, this is a whole activity and we can divide it into smaller steps that are helpful to special needs students. This also tells the strength and weakness of special children and about the working procedure.
These students don't need traditional methods so you have to use different methods for one task to teach them. This is very powerful and efficient way to teach special need child. We have to use some unique and different techniques to teach them like visual touch, audio and kinaesthetic inputs. Also, we can give continuous support even for the little achievements because it will give confidence to these kinds of students. The motivation is very necessary thing for special need students and they feel like normal children and happy to feel like that. This is the little difference of normal child and special need child, but they are intelligent as compared to normal ones.