Attached herewith are the Department of Education (DepEd) most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Education of Learners with Disabilities for School Year 2020-2021 in time of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
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DepEd Frequently Asked Questions on the Education of Learners With Disabilities
Where can I enroll my child with special needs/disability?
What are the documents or requirements to present for my child to be accepted or accommodated in the school or in the SPED Center?
What type of class will my child attend?
If the learner has a mild to moderate condition, he/she should be mainstreamed in a regular class.
If the learner has a severe to profound disability, he/she is recommended for a self-contained class or in a transition program.
Is there tuition or some amount to pay for the Child with Special Needs/disability during enrollment?
However, in a private school, tuition/payment is required. The amount of tuition fee varies from school to another.
Per RA 9442 Amending RA 7277 or known as Magna Carta for Persons with Disability, Section 6.7, the learner with PWD ID shall be entitled to a discount of 20%.
RA 10754 provides educational benefits and privileges of PWDs in both public and private Education at all levels.
Can a child with special needs or disability from a SPED Center be accepted in a regular class?
Can my child be enrolled in school but will have home school program? Because our home is so far from the school?
Is there a cut-off age for children with disabilities to be enrolled?
What steps shall I take if the school will not accept my child with disability?
What is an Individualized Education Plan?
The IEP has two general purposes:
1. to set reasonable learning goals for the child
2. to state the services that the school shall provide to the child
What should I do as parent before the IEP meeting?
list of the child’s strengths and weaknesses.
– talk to teachers and/or therapists and get their thoughts about the child.
– visit the child’s class and perhaps other classes that may be helpful to him or her.
– talk to your child about his or her feelings toward school.
– write down what you think your child can accomplish during the school year. It also helps to make notes about what you would like to say during the meeting.
What should be used to communicate with my child? Is it the deaf language or the Filipino Sign Language (FSL) as a mother language of the deaf?