Children with special needs want to celebrate their achievements just like any other child! Learning goes much better when you’re happy. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to make a child with special needs enjoy school again. That’s why schools have a duty to help children with special needs.
Mari is a child with special needs. Let’s see how Mari started enjoying school again.
Mari is a good girl. She is in second grade. Mari is very good at giving verbal answers when her knowledge is tested. But she can’t write that well. The letters get mixed up all the time!
Mari went to the doctor with her mother. The doctor gave Mari several tests. The doctor said it would be best if Mary only gave verbal answers in tests at school.
Mari’s mother told her daughter’s class teacher about the doctor’s advice. The class teacher now allows Mari to prove her knowledge only verbally. Mari gets better marks at school. But the English teacher always asks the students to take written tests. She thinks that verbal answers are not enough. Mari gets a bad mark for her written test. Mari cries and is sad. She knows these words! She just can’t write that well. Mari’s mother is also sad. She knows that Mari revises a lot at home. Mari is trying really hard to learn to write correctly. Unfortunately, this doesn’t help.
Mari’s mother goes to the school and tells the head teacher and the English teacher how worried Mari is. The English teacher has never taught children with this concern before. She’s very surprised that Mari finds it so difficult to string letters together. Now the teacher is willing to help Mari. She also allows Mari to only take verbal tests in English classes.
The English teacher takes a training course. She learns many new and interesting things in training. Now the teacher knows that some children really do find it difficult to spell correctly. Thanks to the training, the teacher can now help such children as well. She’s very glad about it!
Everyone is happy when teachers know how to support the special child in their class.