Some say that allowing students with disabilities to study in regular classrooms will bring about great benefits for the child. By exposing disabled children to many different of subjects taught in regular curriculums, the child would be able to bring out the best in him. Instead of restricting the disabled, by givinf them opportunities, they may be able to contribute to society in their own ways. John McDonnell, the chairman of the Department of Special Education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Utah, stated that his data suggests that inclusion in general education classes, especially in vocational education courses, is associated with improved post-school outcomes.
However, I feel that they should not be integrated into our mainstream education system as they may be ostracized by their classmates and therefore affecting their education in school. The disabled may behave differently from other children and may get ridiculed for their disabilities. As the comments grow to be more harsh, they start being unable to focus on their studies and lose confidence in themselves. Therefore, they may feel more frustrated which can lead to the worsening of their condition. A study done by Dyslexia Help showed that dyslexic children may be physically and socially immature in comparison to their peers, this can lead to a poor self-image and less peer acceptance. Hence, students with disabilities should not be integrated in the mainstream school but be in a school of special needs, so that the students can focus on studying without feeling different from others.