Category Archives: Resources

A Letter of Thanks
This is a letter of thanks from Josephine, the mother of Ronnie Ng: My son had been going for treatment at other centres for almost a year but there was no improvement at all. He was still completely lost in his own world and would avoid eye contact and refuse to engage with anyone. I decided...
Keep long-term interests of special needs kids in mind
11 August 2016 I agree with the Ministry of Education that we should not rush into making special needs education compulsory at this stage ("Why no compulsory education yet"; July 31). By all means, offer free quality education to all children with special needs. However, don't take away the option to choose something more suitable, and don't force children (especially those...
Integration idea may not work with all special needs children
There has been a recent surge in the number of people advocating mainstream schooling for children with developmental delays and disabilities. Programmes promoting inclusion of children with special needs do have some benefits. Typically developing children get to learn, study and play with special needs children in a classroom setting. As a result, they often become...
Not all special needs children can join the mainstream straight away
Lately, I have noticed Voices letters, in particular “Inclusive classrooms may help kids to learn from one another” (June 18), advocating mainstream schooling for children with developmental delays and disabilities. There are some wonderful aspects of programmes that promote inclusion of children with special needs. By interacting with these children, typically developing children can often learn...