For special needs children, the need for remedial education is amplified. Special needs children need what remedial education offers from the outset of their learning career. They need individual, one-on-one attention. There is an entire spectrum of special needs that can impact how a student learns.
If a child without special needs is to receive remedial education, the goal is usually to catch up with the rest of their peers. It is often rectifying deficiencies in educational methods to which they have been exposed. For a special needs learner, it is different. This type of leaner would usually struggle in any traditional learning environment. However good the teaching methods are, they won’t meet the needs of the special needs learner. They need that extra attention from the very start of their schooling. Here remedial education is not to rectify deficiencies but to help lay a foundation. This is the very foundation that the child would need to learn to read and write. They would need remedial methods to learn to add and subtract, multiply and divide.
Remedial education aims to ensure that learners lagging behind are strengthened and can catch up. We want to see special needs children becoming independent and eager readers. Our eight dedicated reading teachers liaise with the student’s other teachers. This provides a holistic approach to addressing the individual needs of each child.