“It’s a less dangerous assumption that a student isn’t learning because we’re not actually using the most effective strategies. And it’s a very dangerous assumption that the reason a student isn’t making progress is purely because of their intellectual disability.”
Students with disabilities will experience two kinds of barriers to learning. One barrier is created by their disability. The other is created by people’s attitudes. Both kinds of barriers need to be addressed in order for kids to learn to their full potential. Erin Sheldon, MEd., teaches us about least dangerous assumptions, presumed competence and removing those barriers to learning so that kids can thrive.