Special Needs Education
Special educational needs that affect a child’s ability to learn can include their:
behaviour or ability to socialise, eg not being able to make friends
reading and writing, eg they have dyslexia
ability to understand things
concentration levels, eg they have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
physical needs or impairments
The Special Needs Education Services of the Ministry of Education ensure that provision is made for students experiencing any of the following challenges:
Autism, visual impairment, hearing impairment, speech and language impairment, physical impairment, learning difficulties, mental challenges and giftedness.
The Special Needs Education Services focuses on the identification of students for placement through multidisciplinary evaluation. Provision is made for students to be assisted with devices such as hearing aids.
Special Needs Education is addressed in three ways:
1. in the regular classroom,
2. in the special classroom in the regular school
3. in the special unit or special education school.
At present, Special Education services are provided in specially equipped classrooms (Special Units) in eight (8) public primary schools.
Children who are deaf or hearing impaired, blind or visually impaired attend The Irving Wilson School.
The Ann Hill School caters to secondary school age children with global developmental delays and other disabilities.
Placements in these programmes are facilitated through the Student Services Support Section in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development.
Applications must reach the Section by March 31st for admissions to take effect in September.
Private Pre School For Children With Special Needs
Chrisy's Care Tel 267-2255
Kingsland Gardens, Christ Church
Private Tutoring For Children With Special Needs
Education Support Centre Tel 234-7887
George Street, Belleville
Private Schools For Children With Special Needs
Government Schools - Slow Learners
The Mentally and Physically Challenged
Sight and hearng Impaired