Disability Is Not Inability

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“DISABILTY IS NOT INABILITY.” DISCUSS THIS CLAIM IN RELATION TO LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. INTRODUCTION Today, there are many learners with a whole range of special needs that may set them apart from the majority of students in a classroom. These learners may have physically handicapping conditions – such as visual, hearing, orthopedic and speech problems; learning disabilities- based on slow progress in basic skills and language-related areas; emotional disabilities or even circumstantial disabilities that would make their behavior in a classroom special interest to you as a teacher. The surprising fact about these learners today, is that, regardless of their disabilities, their special needs or even discriminations at some points,…show more content…
Karen learned to walk with crutches, write, and use her arms and legs. She developed into a fairly happy teen and adult who has been living independently and working for decades. As explained in Marie Killilea's book "Karen" and the sequel "With Love From Karen," the Killilea family chose to raise Karen at home instead with as normal a life as possible, and proved that children with cerebral palsy can live normal lives and need not be mentally impaired. SENSORY DISABILITIES Speech handicapped This category includes individuals who have common speech problems such as faulty articulation (the inability to produce sounds correctly) or less common problems, such as stuttering and cleft palate. Tiger Woods - Tiger Woods (born Eldrick Tiger Woods, December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Tiger Woods had stuttering problems at childhood but he got past it through hard work and practice. He admitted doing everything possible to conquer his speech disorder including talking to his dog until he would fall asleep. He did have a lot of help from his family, especially his mother. He then became one of the most successful golfers the world has ever known. Blind and partially sighted The blind, as defined for purposes of education, are those individuals with eyesight so poor that visual reading methods
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