Tayabas City teachers participated in the Regional Mass Training of Receiving Teachers on SPEd to orient the primary perspective of inclusive education at Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City on February 12-16.

A total of 27 delegates with 22 regular teachers from elementary together with three regular teachers from secondary and two who served as facilitators attended the five-day training.

The highlight of the training was the difficulties encountered by the Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSENs) such in seeing, hearing, mobility, remembering or concentrating, basic learning and applying knowledge, deaf-blind learner, and interpersonal behavior. Thus, the speakers gave different strategies and accommodations in handling those difficulties.

Dr. Maribeth R. De Rios, PSDS of Angono, Rizal, said that the Department of Education is very serious in moving toward inclusion.

“In inclusive education, the regular teachers let their students know that they are part of the group… mas madaling matututo ang mga SPEd kung makakasama ng mga regular,”  Rios explained.

Regional Education Program Supervisor on SPEd Fe V. Enguero expressed how all children are special. “May deperensya man o wala, lahat ay maituturing na espesyal sapagkat lahat ay may kinakaharap na difficulty,” she expounded.

The receiving teachers of SPEd were given bonus information as the facilitators tackled basic sign language. (Niel Orven A. Talavera, SST – III, Marie Joy S. Maestro, SPET I – TECS, LPIHS; Sigrid F. Tibordo, SST – I, LPIHS)