As a society, we need to strive for inclusive development. However, to ensure that no one is left behind, individuals with special needs require additional support. Whether it’s academics, communication, social skills or functional daily living skills, this support can play a vital role in helping special needs individuals lead close to normal lives.
Additional support coupled with special education has also helped children and adults take huge strides towards improving their physical, cognitive, and scholastic skills. By working with certified teachers and instructor therapists at private and public academies, special education programmes use unique curriculums to cater to the needs of individual students.
Keep reading to learn about how we help individuals with special needs.
The Challenge: Making accommodations for specific learners.
At Bright Start Academy, our special education programs are designed for those students who require additional support whether it is mentally, physically, socially or emotionally. Due to these special requirements, the students’ needs cannot be met within the traditional classroom environment or a regular special education program.
They require a tailor-made program that will address their unique learning difficulties. However, there are times when we find it challenging to make accommodations for specific learners under our special education programs as new strategies take time to adopt as it needs to be done without disrupting existing successful practices.
The Solution: Being patient and creating a unique but uniform training pattern.
Our tailor-made special education programs adapt content, teaching methodology and delivery instruction to meet the appropriate needs of each child. However, when it comes to accommodations for specific learners under our special education programs, we find that incorporating several visual schedules, timers, text to talk aids and a more hands-on approach to teaching is incredibly beneficial.
That said, incorporating a new teaching strategy requires patience, persistence, and consistency. We believe that it’s essential for all our teachers and support staff to administer the same approach when new strategies are put in place with our students as this ensures that there is a sense of uniformity in our approach. These various aspects usually take around two weeks to come together after which we can successfully accommodate any specific learners.
The Bottom Line
As Toronto’s premier private school providing academics, life skills, social skills and ABA therapy services, Bright Start Academy is a private school for students in North York, ON, that require additional support in academics, communication, social skills and functional daily living skills. To get started, get in touch with us by clicking here. To learn more about our versatile programs and other services we provide, please click here.