Preparing for the exceptional in education

Published by Afterschool.my on May 30, 2016, 12:32 am

An educational visit to Brightstars by IUKL's TESOL students.

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The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) students from the Language Deficient Learners (EDU 3543) course organised an educational visit to Brightstars-Life Skills for Exceptional Kids.

Brightstars is a holistic special-education school for children with autism, ADHD and learning challenges which provides 1:1 therapist to student ratio learning environment. Each student receives Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), occupational therapy and sensory integration therapy, functional academics, music therapy, life skills, social skills, cooking, gardening art and craft. The objective of this visit is to expose TESOL students to strategies of teaching students with special needs.

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With such exposure, TESOL students from Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur are more aware and prepared to adapt their teaching strategies to assist exceptional learners, if the need arises in the future.

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