Special Education Teachers Face Bigger Challenges, Says Veteran Teacher

GEORGE TOWN: — Teaching special needs children is a much more challenging task compared to normal children and therefore teachers in such schools should work as a team in order to motivate themselves, veteran teacher A. Valliammal said today.

“It’s important to work as a team and help each other with ideas to maintain our enthusiasm,” she told Bernama during the Penang Spastic School’s 46th Sports Day here today.

Valliammal, 65, who has been with the school since 1975, said teachers needed to be creative in exploring new techniques relevant to the fast-paced development in technology and communication.

Teachers should also be sincere and genuine when imparting knowledge to such children so that learning could be effective and useful, she added.

Meanwhile, the Spastic Children’s Association of Penang president Ng Fook On said that the school had 152 children ranging from as young as four months old to 18 years cared for by 70 teachers and volunteers.

He said the sports day was aimed at instilling an active lifestyle and promoting the spirit of friendship among its staff.

“We can promote a friendly and united atmosphere through sports. It’s important for parents and teachers to encourage their children with such healthy activities,” he said.

BERNAMA.

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