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A Parents Perspective

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This paper discusses a mother's personal experiences of son's education in a regular school. As Sean started school, Lisa wrote her hopes for him and shared them with his teachers. She hopes that Sean's 'special educational needs' will always be seen as subordinate to his ordinary needs, like the needs for fun, acceptance, varied experience and challenge. Lisa reflects on hr mostly positive experiences with Sean's school, emphasising that she has appreciated opportunities to be actively involved in planning and collaboration with Sean's teachers, who have often suggested creative ways to include Sean. Lisa believes the secret to successful inclusion lies in parents and teachers maintaining a sense of humour and perspective.

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Author
Lisa Bridle
Source
DSAQ April June 05 Journal
Publisher
Publication Date
27 May 2005
Category
Parents
Keywords
Advocacy, Attitudes, Education, Friendship, Inclusion, School age
Origin
Australia

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