With so many special education schools/centers mushrooming in the metro offering the “best special education programs“, parents have difficulty choosing the one that best suits the required helpful programs for their special needs child(ren).

For those with teen-aged children, however, their choices are few regarding the right placement because only a handful offer college courses and these usually are two-year associate courses.

Others choose to go the practical educational programs by way of technical and skills-based courses like those with computer and culinary skills among others. These alternative career options are nothing to be ashamed of, if some parents feel their children are “degraded” without a four-year degree course.

Children diagnosed with special needs can show their best by developing skills through social enterprise. They not only learn practical social skills, they also learn to be independent.

In this article, children with autism learn social skills in a coffee shop while they earn money, it is heartening to read about children being independent learning money, people and social skills.

Isn’t this what parents want? After all, parents can’t be there at all times for their children.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 6:42 am and is filed under ADHD, Autism, behavior modification, Being a (Special Ed) Teacher, Challenge Yourself, Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, mental retardation, Parenting, Philippines, special education, Teaching Techniques. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

22 Feb, 2011 @ 7:14 am

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Very informative for me with an OCD child. I didn’t really know you’re a SPED Teacher.Thanks Teach!

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17 Apr, 2013 @ 7:46 am
Helen said:

My boy was diagnosed as mildly mentally handicapped here in Canada. He is now in Grade 9 and his curriculum is modified and/or adapted. I know that he will not get the regular dogwood diploma in high school but the evergreen one – which means that he will be able to take technical/vocational courses should he pursue post-secondary studies. We are very fortunate because the government here provides funding for kids like him with special needs.

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