David Wilson Posted December 4, 2005 Share Posted December 4, 2005 This newspaper story has attracted many comments: http://www.thisisexeter.co.uk/displayNode....&folderPk=79877 I'm hoping for a few comments here as well... The article has all the usual features of a local special educational needs/special educational provision mismatch with the local education authority emerging as the evil ogre. I wonder, though, whether there are lessons to be learnt beyond the knee-jerk "if funds were released, everything would be fine" response? After all, would the public at large be prepared to pay the higher taxes required to fund an educational service where every child with individual learning needs could have a choice of one-to-one support in mainstream or a special school placement? And is there enough guidance for teachers, especially those in mainstream, about meeting the needs of their students with ASD? My impression is that the ASD advice online and in print has little to say about teaching and learning, which is what schools are there for. Therapy rather than education is the focus of such literature. Isn't it time to treat the child with ASD as a learner, not just a patient? What do you think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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