Saturday, 9 April 2016

Fair is not always equal!

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I really like this poster! It shows that kids who require speech (or any kind of therapy) are getting what they need. Not everyone will need (speech) therapy but those who do need need it to start on a level playing field. 
I like the glasses analogy- If 1 person require spectacles and another doesn't, does the person who has glasses have an unfair advantage? NO! It is the extra bit of support a person requires to see the same as a person who doesn't require glasses. Not fair, but equal!~

Occasionally, I will have teachers saying "well, its not fair to the other kids!" Meaning the kids who come to speech therapy have an unfair advantage. 
They get pulled out, they usually get a reward, and then they get to play a game. Other kids, and staff, can see this an a reward.
 No, its not! The other kids may not need the same support! One way to get around it is push-in therapy, or language centers in the classroom! A good argument supporting push-in therapy, that way students don't leave the classroom!
Don't get me wrong, there is a time and place for pull out therapy, too!
Read this 
on inclusive practices for more info! 

Just remember everyone gets what they need to be able to be successful socially and academically, its only ethical!

Ok, I will get off my soap box....
Enjoy your weekend!!




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