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Does anyone have any tips or ideas about using "People First Language" for students with disabilities? Are their any words or phrases that are used commonly among your students and you're trying to correct?

Mar 5, 2018 9:25am

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    • Mar 31, 2018 11:48am

      My third graders observe and see that certain students needs additional adaptations or assistance, but in class we don’t discuss labels. Everyone is only known by their name. This is easier for students they have known since kindergarten, but a new student in class asked me if something was wrong with a boy with autism in his first week in my class. Three months later he objected to the boy having an additional privilege, saying, “Why? He’s just like everybody else!” So we’re still working on it. ;-)