Special Education

hmmm.. being the dragon lady I am, most people probably don't know that one of my areas of interest is in Special Education. I don't have patience with people in general...hehe...as most of you probably already know...but I have a soft spot for kids with learning disabilities. And if I were ever going to study again, I'd probably do something in special education....

anyways, what I want to say is, I'm happy because apparently in Sabah, there is a bigger awareness of the need to cater to students and people with disablilties! 1Borneo Hypermall is equipped to cater to patrons with diabalitiles, Karamunsing is starting to, and there are a number of school across Sabah that are supposed to have Special Education classes. I think that is really great! It's a start!

I am very happy about this. Special Education and students with learning disabilites are probably still very much a taboo for many families to talk about in public. And this is because students with learning disabilities are very much misunderstood. And there is very limited support for parents who have children with learning disabilities.

BUT this is going to change! I am not an optimistic person but I know that this is going to change in Sabah! haha...assuming more teachers are trained to deal with students with disabilities...hmm...maybe I should win the lottery and build such a centre! hmm...

hmmm... just out of curiosity, how many of you think I didn't write this post???

6 comments:

PengPeng彬彬 said...

well we think you wrote this post but we also think you might have been struck by lightning, haha.

Kidding aside, i totally agree with you. the support for severe as well as mild learning disabilities is not anywhere near an adequate level in Malaysia and it is a taboo, sad to say.

Many other things are taboo as well... like depression, homosexuality... just because people don't want to talk about it, it doesn't mean it's not happening...

a thought provoking post, bea...

Audrey Wiles said...

;-) happy to see a positive bea returning!

n yes, u definitely wrote it because i've always known, as you have, that you're brilliant with lil tots! ;-)

hugsssssssss

tiee said...

I'm amazed! hehe...But i'm sure that's your special talent. Yes i do hope more and more ppl will be aware of this issue. In my school we have a class of students with learning disabilities. The teachers are great. It seems that every week they will have to go for a field trip. So they go play bowling every wednesday. Isn't that great? And the students presented 'Negaraku' song in sign language during Merdeka Day celebration in our school. The most touching performance I would say cos one of the students was in a 'last' class before this special unit was set up. So, imagine from a weirdo to someone who can perform in front of everyone else. Am so proud of him. :-)

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Bea, wayyyy to go! People like you don't grow on trees....love your positive attitude in life.
Our life today is not a dress rehersal, we only get to play one round.
Best wishes to your dreams, and I know you posted this from a heart made of gold.
Have a nice day and keep a song in your heart, Lee.

Bea said...

Peng, Yes I agree! I think pppl at home should be more open about these problems instead of letting it stew behind doors!

Audrey, moi? positive??? hehe hugs!

Tiee, wow! That is sooo great! Yes, a lot of students in the 'last' class actually have a problem. well done, your school!

Uncle Lee, thank you! hehe I only have a heart of gold when it comes to children..hehe

SJB said...

Good idea (^_*).

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