(Original post by amazingtrade)
It really annoys me when school says "the exam results are poor because it reflects the amount of special needs kids in the the school". How does being in a wheel chair effect sombodies mental ability? It dosn't and thats why the current special needs classification system is wrong.
True, but being in a wheelchair/having mobility difficulties even if your mental ability is completely unimpaired can still have an effect on your exam results.
For one thing, just the daily business of living usually takes you a lot longer than other people, on top of often physiotherapy, hospital/doctor visits etc, leaving less time for homework etc. It's not as easy to nip into town and go to the library to look up stuff for your coursework, etc, etc.
And this is disregarding that (as far as I know) few wheelchair users have not-being-able-to-walk as an isolated problem - for one thing being in a wheelchair full time can cause you other problems even if you didn't have any to start off with.
Similarly my friend, who uses crutches/wheelchair, now has problems with her arms causing writing difficulties because of the strain using crutches puts on her arms.
And by the way, I know we have lots of dyslexic people on here.......but.......
IT'S ASPERGER'S! NO U!