special education course--- teaching students with disabilites.

Philippines
September 3, 2011 7:31pm CST
I have one experience of handling students with different disabilities as one of the requirements in a particular subject. When i got there for the first time, i ended up staring at these children. How pitiful they are! It was my first time to be exposed with these kind of children. My heart was broken when I saw some of these students who have physical disabilities as well like with cerebral palsy. They are suffering too much and i cannot imagine how would they life be in the future if parents would no longer be with them. It was a heartbreaking encounter. Now, I finished my degree and continued studying. I picked up special education to learn more about them. I have come to realize that if these students are given good education and proper medication, there is hope for their future. I am happy to see their smiling faces. Normal people who don't have a background what a special education is would never understand these children. They are being discriminated and I cannot wait for the time that i will be teaching them. Don't let special students deprive for good education.
3 responses
• United Arab Emirates
4 Sep 11
That's a very noble job. I have a great respect for teachers because this is not just a profession but also a vocation. It is not an easy responsibility to shape the character of a person. I have a cousin who graduated almost a year ago and is now teaching in a public school. I am encouraging her to take a specialization and she mentioned she would like to specialize in teaching children with disabilities and i was so happy to hear it from her. Keep it up Tess, you are in the right direction. It might be difficult during the process but it is a very noble job and i do salute you :) God bless you! :)
@Harmonics (251)
• Philippines
4 Sep 11
Teaching these kind of students will indeed require patience and like you said special training as their needs are different from those students not having disabilities. I personally admire the fact that you are exerting effort to reach them although no one is requiring you to do it. I can sense you empathy for them. You may not be able to help every children with disabilities, but at the very least you are spending your valuable time and strength to help some of them. Your effort is commendable.
@allen0187 (32464)
• Philippines
4 Sep 11
hi tess. being a teacher is a noble profession but teaching children with special needs takes it to an altogether higher level! kudos to you ma'm tess!!!