"Disabilities" of Additional Education for Children

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Abstract

One of the most significant aspects of social integration of children with special needs is the availability of additional education, which is often the only way to socialize these children. Based on our studies (focus group discussions and a questionnaire survey of 1078 parents of children with special needs) we analyzed the limitations of additional education availability for these children according to various criteria (organizational, financial, informational, etc.). Evaluation of the number of children covered by the additional education program leads to the conclusion that the older children are, the harder they get the educational service. The most deprived group are children with intellectual disabilities.

General Information

Keywords: additional education availability, children with disabilities and special needs, education availability factors

Journal rubric: Psychology of Education

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2015070306

For citation: Arzhanykh E.V., Gurkina O.A. "Disabilities" of Additional Education for Children [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie psyedu.ru [Psychological Science and Education psyedu.ru], 2015. Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 51–60. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2015070306. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Elena V. Arzhanykh, Head of the Department of Planning and Support of Scientific Projects and Events, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: arzhanyhev@mgppu.ru

Olga A. Gurkina, researcher at the Center for Applied psychological and educational research, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: GurkinaOA@mgppu.ru

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