Pay attention to children with special needs

BY: Junior Graphic
• Children with special needs deserve special attention.

Dear Editor, Inclusive education promotes the idea of addressing and responding to the diverse needs of schoolchildren through increased participation in learning.

In Ghana, children with disabilities are among the most disadvantaged when it comes to accessing quality education.

Research has shown that there are children with disabilities who have never attended school and those who are in school are stigmatised and face intense discrimination.

Awareness raising, screening and effective teacher training will increase the enrolment of children with special needs.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) should equip education centres that train children with special needs with incentives to enable them to learn in a peaceful and conducive environment.

Natalie A. Coleman,
Ancilla Catholic School,
Haatso, Accra.