These educators feel fulfilled teaching children with special needs
The 31-year-old has been with Awwa School for 11 years. The social service agency provides special education to children and teenagers (aged seven to 18) with multiple disabilities and young learners with autism.
There had been challenges, but Ms Shalini is happy doing what she enjoys.
When one of her pupils with global developmental delay refused to participate in an online lesson during the circuit breaker, Ms Shalini spent her days off crafting a personalised learning package just for her.
Knowing that the child, who has cognitive learning difficulties, enjoys playing with puzzles, Ms Shalini customised subsequent online lessons to suit the nine-year-old’s interests, which included activities such as colour sorting.
Ms Shalini also had to juggle both mum and teacher duties while at “work”, a makeshift space anywhere in her two-room flat in Yishun.
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