Minister highlights challenges in educating children with disabilities

14-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Bintang Puspayoga highlighted the challenges in implementing education for children with special needs or with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have witnessed how difficult it is for children to get optimal education, especially for children with disabilities,” she said in a press release here on Sunday.

“They are special children who need special assistance as it is difficult for them to participate in online learning, especially for those who do not have adequate facilities,” Puspayoga noted.

This condition, she said, requires parents and teachers to be more creative in educating children, especially children with disabilities.

She said that parents and teachers need to identify every uniqueness possessed by children with disabilities and develop it as well as possible.

Meanwhile, Yaswardi, director of Teachers and Education Personnel for Secondary Education and Special Education of the Education Ministry, highlighted the importance of sincerity and compassion in assisting students with disabilities.

“Children with special needs really need love and cooperative learning patterns. They must be accompanied with empathy and compassion, both by their peers, parents, teachers, and other people,” he said.

“Collaboration among these parties needs to be done to provide quality learning for children with special needs,” he added.

Yaswardi also said that the education for children with special needs must be adapted to the child’s condition and technological developments.


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