Insufficient Help for Disabled Pupils

Disabled or mentally retarded pupils do not receive the kind of professional help they need to master their curriculum – even though they are entitled to that help according to the law.

Several charitable children’s organizations have pointed out that only one out of five assistants to such pupils has had sufficient training – maintaining that the main problem was the lack of binding national rules.

The official representative of Sweden’s pupils Lars Arrhenius told Swedish Radio that every pupil’s assistant needs to go through a specific education.

Swedish school law says that pupils who are disabled or mentally retarded shall attend ordinary lessons as far as possible.

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