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(New Zealand) 'Number of children identified on the special needs register nationwide is alarming'

May 21, 2018, New Zealand Herald: More funding needed for development of special education needs coordinators says Tawhero School principal in Whanganui https://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=12051099 The budget is out, but the consensus is still the same when it comes to funding for special education needs co-ordinators (Sencos). They need more. … "The number of children identified on the special needs register nationwide is alarming, but it would be neat to have some of that survey information broken down by region. "One of the major issues locally is the number of students that are entering school that have limited or no resource or even identification prior to entering school." Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently announced an extra $21.5 million would be provided for early intervention in behaviour, learning, and speech and language support for children under 5. …