Materials for Children and Teens with Disabilities

This blog is intended as a means to update and expand on the Linda Lucas Walling Collection of Materials for and about Children and Teens with Different Abilities:

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

About Disabilities

It's occurred to me that we need a post about the disabilities and how they affect the children. I taught a class on materials for children with disabilities last week and was reminded that too often we think we understand the effects of disabilities when we don't. We can better serve the children if we understand their situations.

To begin with, each child is a unique "bundle" of abilities and disabilities. If you have read the article on the LLW Collection Web page, you know that I am especially concerned with identifying the abilities rather than focusing on the disabilities. Still, we must understand both. I'm going to develop a series of comments about some disabilities, and I hope you will add comments as well.


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