Special needs in the contexts of school students refer to specific educational requirements due to significant long-term physical, intellectual or emotional difficulties that present a barrier to learning and hamper a student’s performance during assessments. It is in such cases that an accommodation maybe granted to offset a student’s specific barrier to learning.
A year ago, I did not know where to go to with my daughter, Tamron. She has a hearing problem and had been in a public school for most of her life. The pressure just got too much for her there. That’s when I started looking for other options and Brainline crossed my path. I regret not putting her on this awesome road earlier. My daughter was under a lot of pressure in school, where she had to work so much harder than the other kids. With Brainline, she works at her own pace and is just loving school. Thank you to everyone at Brainline for your support and caring for our children, my child will definitely finish her Matric with Brainline.
Tania C., Mother of Tamron
Accommodations are specific allowances for test conditions that are granted in line with a learner’s specific barrier to learning. Accommodations do not give one student an advantage over others. Its purpose is to create an equitable testing environment, allowing their knowledge and skills to be tested accurately.
Accommodations remain valid up to and including, tertiary level.
Although they are often used in conjunction with one another, accommodations and remedial education are not the same. Remedial education focuses on foundational skill development, and involves offering additional guidance and teaching to students who need extra assistance in fundamental subjects like reading and mathematics.
Brainline is the only online school in South Africa that actively supports applications for accommodations.