Making a Place for Kids with Disabilities
Fink enters a Midwestern community of 14,000, which he calls Wabash, interviewing the parents, the professionals, the peers, the community leaders, and the volunteers about the participation of children with disabilities. How does a girl who relies on an augmentative communication device take part in a Brownie troop? What do other tee-ball players think about a teammate with cerebral palsy? Why does one family refuse to use the local drop-in recreation center? Readers will learn what practices are evolving and what opportunities are being overlooked. Fink makes his own biases and interpretations plain, and he shares part of his own biography along the way. But it is the voices and experiences of the people of Wabash, rather than those of the author, that invest this book with such power and such importance to all who are concerned with youth with special needs.
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In a similar vein , Alan Peshkin ( 1988 , 17 ) suggests that researchers , notwithstanding their use of quantitative or qualitative methods , their research problem , or their reputation for personal integrity , should systematically ...
Gaining a National Perspective When I left the after - school child care program , it was to join an action research team at Wellesley College in Massachusetts , studying the problems of latchkey children and promoting before- and after ...
Because the youngster and the professional each lived with the same congenital circulatory problem , Klippel - Trenaunay - Weber syndrome . " Will likes to play baseball , " Will's mother told New York Times reporter Clifton Brown .
He had previously played two years in tee - ball , where he had experienced no problems . At age 11 , his parents requested that he be allowed to play in the 9 and 10 - year - old division , down one level from others his age , so that ...
The problem was not one of administrative exclusion , such as Geoffrey Shultz had faced , but of being stigmatized and unwanted . Luckily for him , he met a poet named Susan Davis who got him started writing poetry in a workshop.5 One ...
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