Every child is different. Some children have a disability or just some special needs. This disability or special need may make them unable to do everything the same way as others. But that same child can be particularly good and talented in other ways! They just need a little help to take part in school activities. In fact, a disabled child has the right to participate in all school activities and to receive the necessary support. For example, a support person may help. The conditions of competitions can be adapted to suit children with special needs as well.
Ants is a child with special needs. Let’s see how he does at school.
Ants studies in a small class. He is good at maths. He now practices mental maths with his father every day. They solve interesting exercises together. Ants practices and works hard to take part in the Kangaroo math competition.
But the teacher doesn’t want Ants to enter the competition. He knows that Ants can’t often stay still for long. Besides, Ants sometimes speaks loudly in class. This way, he can distract other students during the competition.
Every child should be able to take part in the competitions and activities they are good at – whether it’s math or sports.
Ants has a support person. The support person helps Ants to be calm and quiet. Ants is allowed to take part in the math contest with the support person. He is very happy about this. He does not disturb anyone and everything is fine. Ants finishes the competition in seventh place. Ants did very well in the math competition and he’s very happy about it!