Children in need of special protection

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Research indicates that in a given population of any country all over the world there exist people with various disabilities. It is therefore crucial that each country should attempt to design suitable interventional programmes for persons with special needs in order to enhance the achievement of their potentials.

This unit covers definition of terms, categories of children with special needs, causes, assessment procedures, intervention strategies of children with special needs and those living under especially difficulty circumstances.

Objectives

By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

a) define terminologies related to children with special needs

b) identify categories of children with special needs

c) explain causes of the different special needs(disabilities)

d) discuss the characteristics of children with special needs

e) identify children living under especially difficult circumstances

f) State the prevalence pattern of children with special needs

g) describe assessment tools of children with special needs

h) identify intervention strategies for children with special needs

i) describe specialized instruction/learning resources for learners with special needs

j) discuss the effects of occurrence of a disability in a family

k) discuss the trends and issues in education for children with special needs

l) state institutions that offer services for children with special needs