President of the Guyana Teachers Union [GTU] Colin Bynoe says more needs to be done to detect children with special needs at an early age.
Bynoe believes that not enough is being done to tackle the issue. He explained that in other Caribbean countries tests are done at an early age to detect whether a child has special needs and Guyana has not been able to do that.
He stated that detecting a child with special needs is left solely on the parents.
In addition to this, Bynoe pointed that more specialized training is needed for the teachers, so that they can be better equipped to handle special needs children.
He says with more training, the Government would be able to establish more special needs schools across the country. [Akash Ramlackhan]