The Special Education programme at the EB Club is guided by the philosophy that all individuals in our society have the right to be educated in the least restrictive environment that fulfills their individual needs. Special education aims to help all children become productive and participating members of society by developing their optimal potential, regardless of disability, that may include a child’s:
- Behaviour or ability to socialise, e.g. not being able to make friends
- Dyslexia, e.g. difficulty reading and writing
- Autism, e.g. inability to understand things
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), e.g. not being able to concentrate
At the EB Club, our primary mission is to prepare children with Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe disabilities and to develop the instructional, interpersonal and management skills that are critical to success in this field.
As the furtherance of this very mission, we use E-Blocks for a multi-sensory approach to provide that extra sense to fulfill the special needs. The tool creates a unique learning experience that combines multimedia software and concrete materials. Students may work individually or in a group cooperative environment. The concept of this educational solution is to have children sit around a table with the E-Blocks panel connected to their classroom computer. On this panel, children place letters, numbered and word blocks on the touch-sensitive pockets to answer questions presented by the E-Blocks software. Exciting learning activities, pictures, music, animation and games stimulate cooperative interaction and make learning a concrete social experience.