Nate is a sweet special needs child in the fourth grade. Unlike his older brother, he has trouble verbally communicating. Unable to hold a conversation, his speech is typically limited to 1 or 2 short sentences. This makes it hard for him to make friends. “We tried keeping him in regular classes,” his father said, “but he didn’t adjust very well. He needs special attention.”
Special needs students are wide-ranging. Some have physical disabilities you can see, while others might be sight or hearing-impaired. Other kids might struggle with anxiety, or have a learning disability like dyslexia, ADHD, or autism. Special needs children might find it hard to do typical tasks like reading or getting around. Making friends can also be difficult for them. Socialization can be a challenge.
We can help share love show love to children with special needs by helping them to be more independent. We can also simply being their friend and take or showing a special interest in them the things they enjoy. Spending some quality time together is extremely valuable.
How Your Family Can Help:
What is the kindest thing you can do for someone with special needs?