Saturday, April 11, 2009

Treat disabilities as a difference, not a deficit

High-school senior Kim Kelderhouse hated being classified as having learning disabilities. She writes in the Traverse City Record-Eagle that after spending a few years in special education, her improvement plateaued. But when she went to a school where her learning disabilities were treated as a different style of learning rather than as a deficit, she writes, she was driven to overcome her challenges. Traverse City Record-Eagle (Mich.)

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