I Am A For A Boy Diagnosed With Down Syndrome

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Unlike my last verbal essay which I was not very passionate about. The topic that I chose for today is very close to my heart and I am very passionate about it. Why I chose this topic is because I am a one on one aid for a boy diagnosed with Down Syndrome. His name is Justin and helping Justin is one of the main reasons I decided to major in social work. I have personally seen Justin blossom from being placed in an inclusive classroom. An inclusive classroom is when children with and without disabilities participate and learn together in the same classes. Research shows that when children with disabilities attend classes alongside peers who do not have disabilities, good things happen (Stout). When placed in inclusive classrooms, Down Syndrome students blossom academically and socially from experiencing regular, daily contact with their nonclassified peers.
Academically, Down Syndrome students have the opportunity to blossom and learn more when placed in inclusive classrooms. Down Syndrome students benefit from being in these classrooms because they have an equal opportunity to learn the same material as nonclassified students. When placed in an inclusive classroom every student is taught the same material, but Down Syndrome students are able to receive a little extra help if needed. This helps the Down Syndrome student to blossom because they have the opportunity to grow more than they would in a special education classroom. Peers help Down Syndrome students to blossom by
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