Children with Disabilities

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Children With Disabilities

Markell Isidore

April 22, 2013

After reviewing children with special needs population, I decided to use this population in my paper. I selected this population because as these children grow older the problems they will face in adulthood also grow. Today many children have disabilities that may have happened during birth or a traumatic accident. Throughout life these children will struggle if they do not receive the right guidance, counseling, therapy, and love rom those around them.

Testing and assessments that are not done before a child can enter in the special education program are two of the problems that are causing the program not to be provided. They have to wait for proper services once the testing and assessments are done to be placed in an education program. If special education services would increase educators still believes that the demand of special education would not be meet. Also another reason is the lack of funding for Medicaid to help with their medical needs. Being that their medical treatment is so expensive it caused cut backs on how many ties they receive medical treatment.

It can be very frustrating for any parent with a child that has special needs when their child is in need of services. Services can really be hard to find for parents, such as childcare, or choosing the right type of long tern educational needs. Education is a service that is very important for special needs children. They really need education throughout adulthood. Most childcare provider does not accept special needs children because of it being a very high liability. I work in childcare and we do not accept special needs, because one on one really needs to be provided. This would get very expensive for…...

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