Special education refers to unconventional education services designed to cater to the needs of individuals suffering from physical and mental drawbacks such as physical handicaps, sensory (visual and hearing) impairments, intellectual capacity (mental retardation and autism), learning disabilities (reading and writing skills), speech impairment and those with behavior disorders. Teachers at those schools are specially trained professionals who have specialized in special needs education while in university. Other students may spend part of the day mainstreamed” in general education classrooms such as for art and P.E. We credit our 100 percent special education graduation rate to hard work, desirable educational experiences and indvidual education plan development.
In some special education classrooms, restroom facilities are located within the classroom. Classroom separations are based on students’ conditions and age. Matt Montano, TEA Deputy Commissioner of Special Populations, says they’re trying to improve how the special ed division and charter school department work together.
And the special education gap between traditional public schools and charter schools is widening at a time when all Texas schools are supposed to be making major improvements. Training of disabled students, particularly at the upper-secondary level, emphasizes vocational education to enable students to be as independent as possible within society.
Also, reading, writing and any public speaking should be encouraged by the special education teacher as it will help the students in the long run. The inclusive education classroom model where students with special needs are taught in classrooms alongside their general education peers.
Rodriguez added that teachers and staff at YES Prep embrace an “inclusive approach” to special education. A small number of special education teachers work with students with severe cognitive, emotional, or physical disabilities. The act stated that all schools receiving public funding must have programs specifically created for special needs children.