Children who have physical, emotional or learning differences may struggle in traditional academic settings. Some children have difficulty staying focused, others find it hard to communicate either in writing or orally, and some children struggle to get along with peers. Experts recommend that parents send their children to schools specifically designed to address the needs of children with special needs.
These schools and their teachers can help students in ways that traditional school settings and teachers may not be able to.
If you do have kids with special needs and want education provided by professional tutors in this area, these are some of the schools that will do your child a lot of good.
Top Special Schools In Nigeria
1. Modupe Cole Memorial Childcare and Treatment Home
Established in 1960 as an NGO, and continued to be run as such until the government in 1979 took over it and made it a school and a treatment centre.
This special school is situated in Akoka, Yaba, Lagos. It is home to children of special needs from 8 years. These include those with autism, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. The school provides both day and boarding facilities.
2. The Sage School
The Sage School is a special school located in Maitama, Abuja. The school offers crèche, nursery, and after-school services and their curriculum infuses both the British and American systems.
3. Centre for Children with Special Needs
This special school is located in Abuja. They support children with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, learning difficulties and other related learning disabilities.
They school provides not just education but also recreation for the special children.
4. Pacific Hall Special School
Located in Ikeja and recognised as one of the first schools to enrol special students from low income families, Pacific Hall Special School is focused on children with dyslexia, autism, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment and physical disabilities.
5. Open Doors Special Educational Centre
Open Doors Special Educational Centre provides quality education as well as vocational services to special children.
They specialise in the education of children with cerebral palsy. It is a faith-based school with Christian values which are obviously seen in their service delivery.
6. Patrick Speech and Languages Centre
PSLC specialises in training children with autism and they are well known to create awareness on this disorder.
This centre doesn’t directly offer educational services however they network the special child and their families with healthcare professionals and educators.
They also nurture and equip those who provide care for individuals with cerebral palsy in order to foster quality care provision to these special people.
8. C.A.D.E.T. Academy
Located in Abuja, C.A.D.E.T Academy which stands for comprehensive autism and related disabilities education and training is a research and evidence based special needs education and learning program that doesn’t just serve those in its environment but the global community.
They work in partnership with special needs centre such as the Sage school and Benola.
9. The Zamarr Institute
Zamarr Institute was established 1991,however, the institute commenced proper operations in 2006.
They provide awareness on the fact that every child has a need that suits them based on their individual differences and this institute includes various types of classroom in its training facility. Some of these include the group classrooms and the sensor rooms.
10. Alderstown School for the Deaf
Located in Warri, Delta State, Alderstown caters for children with hearing and speech difficulties. They offer primary school education for children between ages 4 and 12 years.