Its incomparable joys notwithstanding, bringing up a kid is hard. Due to societal pressure and a still-too-high degree of exclusion, this can be especially true when they don’t fit into the norm. Special educational needs (SEN) is an umbrella term for the needs of children who require additional help with adapting to the learning environment. These needs can stem from medical, mental, physical, or psychological conditions, disorders, and disabilities. Thankfully, our global society is becoming increasingly inclusive and increasingly aware that all of our needs are individual and worth meeting, which is reflected in the number of inclusive international schools and SEN centers and institutions in Jakarta too.
Little Steps has created this guide to special needs education and schools in Jakarta for parents of SEN kids to better understand their options and help special needs children of different ages and abilities thrive!
Inclusive international schools in Jakarta provide support and/or supplemental services for students with special learning needs (provided the school is able to accommodate those specific needs) or, alternatively, have special comprehensive programs specifically designed for SEN students. It’s important to discuss your kiddo’s requirements with schools early on so they could get the support they need to grow into happy lifelong learners!
These include the following schools:
If your kiddo’s needs cannot be accommodated by one of the inclusive international schools or you’d prefer for them to learn, grow, and play in an environment completely dedicated to special needs, do check out these educational institutions, organizations, and centers for students with special needs.
Little Steps highlights the following amazing programs: