Support at special education schools

All government-funded special education schools provide intensive, specialised support and curriculum customisation for children with moderate to severe special educational needs.

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Curriculum customisation and specialised support
The school curriculum is holistic and customised to develop your child’s strengths, abilities and potential to attain living, learning and working outcomes. 

SPED schools provide specialised instruction, as well as therapy support services from professionals such as speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and social workers.
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Customised school facilities

Schools are equipped with facilities to support specific learning needs. For example, you may find:

  • Sensory integration rooms.
  • Hydrotherapy pools.
  • Therapy rooms.
  • Indoor play rooms.
  • Vocational training rooms.
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Joint activities with mainstream schools
Students have the opportunity to interact with their peers in mainstream schools during joint recesses, co-curricular activities and excursions.
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Individual education plan

The school will work collaboratively with you and other relevant stakeholders to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for your child, tailored to their individual needs. The IEP is regularly updated to ensure that it stays relevant for your child.

The plan may include:

  • Personal goals to help your child learn and live independently.
  • Strategies and support to help children develop important skills such as self-control, social and emotional skills.

During the secondary school years, the school will work with your child, the family and relevant post-school agencies to develop an Individual Transition Plan (ITP), which will prepare them for post-school life.

The plan may include:

  • Personalised post-school goals to help your child live independently, learn continuously and contribute productively after graduation.
  • Strategies and support to help your child develop the skills to achieve their post-school goals.
Use our SchoolFinder to explore the special education schools.