Aug 7, 2019, Sandton Chronicle: School for children who need extra attention https://sandtonchronicle.co.za/233347/school-children-need-extra-attention/ Assisted learning education applies to children who have average to above average intellectual abilities, but do not perform according to their potential as a result of difficulties with reading and/or writing and/or arithmetic. The Bridge Assisted Learning School provides specialised education for Grade 0 to Grade 7 children with a range of academic challenges that have necessitated intervention, for example ADHD, anxiety, dyslexia, slow processing, poor working memory, auditory processing, sensory integration, trauma, dyscalculae, barriers to learning regarding Mathematics or English, slow pace etcetera. …
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.