Sometimes it is tricky to find adequate/appropriate provision for some Special Needs children, including Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome, severe Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Speech and Language difficulties, Specific Learning difficulties. Please visit my new website, Enjoy My Day, for sharing challenges and good ideas. I especially welcome teachers who want to support these children.
Children do need academic attainment, but it is more important to develop social development and emotional stability. Please look up Daniel Seigel and his books for how Neuroscience explains what benefits out children.
Children manage life when we help them acquire awareness, honesty and responsibility to prepare them for adult life.
There is support available for parents who prefer a holistic approach to learning or Home Education.
Bill Lucas and Guy Claxton are educationalists who talk about the 7 Cs in Educating Ruby: Confidence, Curiosity, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Commitment, Craftmanship. I would include Connection and Calm.