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Special needs schools

Joe93Joe93 Posts: 1Member
Hello my names Joe
I have been asked to give a speech on disability rights, and i will like to look at peoples experiences with special need schools.
Having learning disability's myself, i have been to too special need schools, where i have had a mixed experience.
But it will be good to hear other peoples experiences

thanks for reading 
Joe  :)
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  • Mary38Mary38 Posts: 2Member

    Hello Joe

    My son is deaf and learning disabled with mild cerebral palsy. He went to primary and secondary schools for deaf children as we felt he needed an environment where everyone signed and was deaf aware. He needed class sizes to be small and quieter than mainstream. He gained a lot from attending a special school but now that the Royal School for Deaf Children, Margate has closed, other children with a similar disability do not have the same opportunity. Many schools for deaf children are closing and it is very difficult to provide the right quiet environment in mainstream so that residual hearing can be used and sign language promoted in order for deaf children to communicate directly with their hearing peers without relying on a sign language interpreter or communicator.

    I hope this helps you with your speech on disability rights. Good luck with your research.

    Mary

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