Families raising a child with special needs while living internationally face an incredible challenge. Not only are they navigating another culture, and all of the transitions and adjustments associated with that, they also are caring for a child that requires extra support.
If your child struggles with the learning process, you’ve probably wanted to know more about how your child learns and how to help them. Perhaps it’s difficult to communicate your concerns with teachers or to advocate for your child. The information you are looking for, which summarizes your child’s skills and behavior, is found in a learning profile.
Children with learning disabilities may have difficulty in developing listening, speaking, reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, or mathematical skills.
If your child seems to have physical, social, or emotional barriers to normal play or learning, you may need the help of an occupational therapist (OT).
A major challenge for families living in another culture is finding quality services for their children with special needs. This directory includes services and professionals that work with international special-needs children — and do it well.
Sometimes asking for professional help is the best way to determine your child’s needs and how to meet them in your setting.
Finding the best academic environment, among the numerous options around the world, is vital for a child with special needs. A successful transition for your child is often the foundation for a successful move internationally.
What do you do when the educational options available to you do not have structured or intentional support for kids with special needs?