Vocational Curriculum for Learners with Special Educational Needs

Abstract

In the past three decades, children with special needs are considered invincible persons of the society (Burtner, 2017). One of the fears of parents of children with special needs is to leave their children behind helpless and dependent in all their needs. The thought of leaving behind a child who cannot take care of himself and cannot provide for himself financially are part of these fears. That is why schools that provide curriculum for children with special needs include transitional programs for these children. These transitional programs include vocational programs such as weaving, food tending which include pizza making. Transitional program or programs and activities given to children with special after high school such as vocational programs is mandated by the government to schools that offer educational curriculum to children with special needs in line with the implementation of K to 12 Curriculum in the Philippines.Children with special needs have limitations when it comes to performing tasks that unlike persons without special conditions. Children with special needs’ ability to do organize items, perform motor skills and to work with pattern makes pizza making vocational skills a good choice of transitional activity for these students.This prompted the researcher to promote the identified activity program suited for learners with special needs based on their ability and interest as a vocational transitional program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.



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Von Erick Dumagtoy, Montessori de San Juan, The Philippines
Camilla Cassandra Arellano, Montessori de San Juan, The Philippines
Candice Robyn Trilles, Montessori de San Juan, The Philippines
Myrna Nidea, Jose Rizal University, The Philippines
Gina Agus, Jose Rizal University, The Philippines

Paper Information
Conference: ACEID2018
Stream: Special Education, Learning Difficulties, Disability

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