Thursday, December 31, 2015

Favorite comments of '15: Anonymous

Who speaks for children with special needs?

Anonymous said...
Very true. An older member of my family with Down syndrome became a fluent reader and pretty decent writer, by taking 2 years for each grade until he was 16. This was not, of course, ideal but he lived in a tiny rural town and the school had no special ed resources at all. He became used to the fact that he would be exposed to material and start to master some of it in his first year in a grade, and would master the rest of it during the second year. The important part, to me, is that he was never being expected to master material that was more than a few months (in grade level) beyond what he had already mastered.

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