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Peer Tutoring for Children with Special Needs


Special education for children with disabilities is not new in the area of learning and teaching. It is normal these days that ***** with *****, either physical or intellectual, receive education as normal children do. Though of course, the process of ***** applied to them are also special and ***** tailored for their ***** capacities.

There are different teaching strategies used in teaching ***** ***** d*****abilities or special needs. Some of which are the following.

One-on-one teaching and learning ***** in ***** a teacher exclusively teaches a child with special needs

***** learning in which ********** with special needs are formed in groups b*****ed on *****ir level of learning abilities.

Self-advocacy in which independency is being taught and promoted to children with ***** needs ***** train them how to live a normal life ********** being considered special as how they *****.

Peer-tutoring in which children with special ***** are assisted by their non-disabled peers to learn. Other individuals, such as friends and families, that provide ********** to a special child's needs in his learn*****g process is an aspect of peer-tutoring.

Researches and studies find ***** teaching ***** learning ***** efficient for children with special needs and disabilities. The effects of *****, when measured from quantitative studies, show good results and improvements in the learning abilities of the children. In view of this, this paper will try to explore deeper information on the effect of one of ***** mentioned ***** ***** ***** strategies for ***** with ***** needs. This paper will discuss the follow topics related to peer tutoring for children with special needs.

***** on peer tutoring for children with ***** needs.

Advantages and disadvantages of ***** teaching process.

***** of peer tutoring to the learning process of children with special needs.

Significance of this research

Future recommendations

Peer Tutoring: An Overview

Peer tutoring is a process ***** le*****rning in which peers of children with special needs participate in the ***** process. That is, teaching instructions ***** were selected by teachers are implemented ***** taught ***** non-d*****abled peers. The objective of peer-***** is to facilitate ***** learning ***** of students with disabilities. One simple theory is that the d*****abled learners who find ***** relationship with *****ir peer-tutors can easily communicate with them, and there*****e ***** create the possibility of learning more quickly than when under a teacher-led ***** environment.

***** ***** quite a number of techniques that can be used in peer-tutoring. Such includes peer modeling, same-age tutoring, cross-age *****, class-wide peer tutoring, peer assessment, peer counseling, and many others. However, in general view, all of these strategies aim to assist a child with dis*****bility ***** learn knowledge ***** skills that a ***** child ***** learn.

Several *****es and studies show that ***** is among the effective strategies that allow ***** with ***** to effectively *****. From *****ir study Peer-mediated Intervention Studies on Academic Achievement for Students with EBD (Emotional and Behavior Disturbance), Joseph Ryan and his colleagues indicates that The effectiveness


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