Over the last few decades, public schools have been forced by legislation to focus on better serving the needs of the children in those schools. With this legislation has come federal money to the schools willing to work to develop special needs programs. With the money generally being substantially more than is required for the actual development of the program, many schools are opting for this route as a means of funding other schools related activities at the same time. This of course means that many schools are adapting their programs for their own selfish needs, limiting the amount of services available for those students that these funds were meant to serve.
However, as more research becomes available and more educational directions are sent down for these schools in the programs, the schools are being forced to adapt to the ever changing research and better education methods for these children in order to help them to succeed at a level that is acceptable for their determined disability.
Thanks to this research, educators have been able to implement programs that have subsequently allowed them to more efficiently educate these children with minimal resources. The teachers are now given greater access to federal training programs, conventions for special needs children, and a variety of other educational aids that are furnished by the government and supporting organizations. All of this has meant that these students are able to achieve much more noticeable results as the training for educators has been improved significantly.
Also, with this research, educators are better able to understand why a child isn’t functioning and responding to their teaching methods and ways that they can work around these issues. This of course has provided incredible results as many teachers found that they just weren’t having any impact on some students that were severely disabled. Once they learned new techniques however, they were able to better educate these children through methods that they had never considered before, which are extremely effective.
There have also been new technologies that have been developed, which allow these special needs students to have a much more interactive approach to education. Since they found that many standard teaching methods weren’t working, researchers developed new methods that were much more effective in enhancing the learning capabilities of the special needs children. With these technologies, children are able to better understand why things are the way that they are, and learn from them in a much more efficient manner.
While there’s a lot to still be done in the public school system, research methods are getting better and communication is becoming more efficient between researcher efforts and educators. The only hope is that public schools can keep making forward progress as more technology and training is provided.