Special Educational Needs Policy
At Struer Statsgymnasium we recognize that students may have special educational needs. We distinguish between 4 types:
This includes students with speech and language delay, impairments or disorders, specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyscalculia, hearing impairment, and those who demonstrate features within the autistic spectrum.
This includes students who demonstrate features of moderate, severe or profound learning difficulties or specific learning difficulties.
This includes students who may be withdrawn or isolated, disruptive or disturbing, hyperactive or lack concentration.
This includes students with sensory, multi-sensory and physical difficulties.
At Struer Statsgymnasium there is a close cooperation between the IB Coordinator, the student counsellors and the class teachers. Often the school knows in advance whether or not a student will have specific special educational needs. Sometimes, however, these needs are not seen or known of when the student begins his/her education at the school. Student counsellors will have intro talks with new students and if a student is found to have special educational needs, different means of action may be offered:
Student counselling. The student counsellors may be able to work with the student on a one to one basis and assist the student in achieving the means to develop academically, socially or emotionally.
Coaching: The school’s three coaches work with students who are in need of extra attention. They are trained to work with students who face academic, social and/or emotional difficulties due to one of the four above-mentioned special educational needs.
Psychologist: Struer Statsgymnasium has an arrangement with a psychologist who comes to the school once a week. Students may have up to five consultations for free per school year.
Reading counsellor: The school has the means to check students for dyslexia and dyscalculia based on teachers’ response. The school can offer special equipment (computer, computer programs etc.) to students.
Homework cafes: Struer Statsgymnasium offers students help with homework after classes. Twice a week there will be a teacher available for consultation in specific subjects.
The above-mentioned measures have been institutionalized over the past 7-8 years. The school sees it as a means to help students stick with their education and motivate them to finish their education.