More resources are being provided to support differently-abled students.
Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles, who is also the Secretary of Education, Innovation and Energy, said this is one of the areas where the Education Division is collaborating with the Teaching Service Commission.
“I’m pleased to advise that the Commission has recently appointed seven special education teachers to fill vacancies at Happy Haven School for the deaf and at the Student Support Unit of the Division,” he said.
In addition, a calming room has also been constructed for disabled children at the Happy Haven School. And, another is being built at the School for the Deaf Speech and Language Impaired.
“These calming rooms are necessary for students who display tantrums or become uncontrollable at times. It’s part of the therapy, to manage those situations.”
Charles said special helmets have been ordered for children, who are often violent towards themselves to ensure their safety.