Discussion board: An inclusive schooling system is within the nation’s curiosity, Discussion board Information & High Tales

As a neurodivergent person myself who has gone through the school system here, Kooi Xiu Min’s letter resonates with me (Make the classroom a more inclusive space for neurodivergent students, July 5th).

Schools should apply the spirit, not the letter, of the school rules. Neurodivergent students, whose brains are wired differently, need slightly different school rules to have a conducive learning environment.

Xiu Min stated that students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can take breaks. Other options include allowing neurodivergent students to perform unconventional calming routines like stimming or holding a toy, and wearing noise-canceling devices and visors.

Tailor-made or tailor-made teaching methods enable neurodivergent forms of learning. For example, don’t force eye contact if it’s stressing students out; Looking the other way could actually increase your attention span.

I had the best teachers during junior college and that made a huge difference to me. I passed my Abitur with excellent results, did my bachelor’s degree in accounting and am now employed.

The junior college is a crucial stepping stone to university and thus to a career.

Neurodivergent students will one day enter professional life and contribute productively to the economy with their unique ideas, creativity and unconventional thinking. Neurodiversity ensures an innovative and productive workforce.

It is in our country’s interest to make inclusion an integral part of junior college culture and to provide neurodivergent students with fair and equal learning opportunities. A worthwhile educational trip equips you for work and life.

I call on the Department of Education’s Special Needs Department to take the lead here.

Wesley Loha


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