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Two new schools will offer children special needs help

22/06/2009 Kelly
Two new schools are soon to open in Wales to help special needs students, reports the Daily Post.

Previously, the Flintshire area was served by three former special units: Ysgol Delyn Mold, Ysgol Belmont Buckley and Ysgol-y-Bryn, Shotton.

With the new buildings completed and taking on pupils, it is hoped they will provide a better service for those with special needs.

According to Councillor Peter Macfarlane, chairman of the county council's lifelong learning overview and scrutiny committee, the new buildings will provide an "improved environment" for pupils.

Councillors have seen the new schools and were impressed. Mr Macfarlane told the paper their development will give pupils "many more opportunities as they integrate with the mainstream schools".

Children with special education needs are not grouped by any disability. They commonly struggle with communication and interaction, and cognition and learning.

Special needs teachers work hard to understand pupils', behavioural, emotional and social and sensory problems and their physical or mental conditions.
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