Thursday, December 20, 2012

Article - Special Education: A Delicate Balance Between Educating & Enabling

What do you think on this commentary?

Special Education: A Delicate Balance Between Educating & Enabling


Two things resonated for me in this article.

1. There is a major difference between legislative intent and foundational philosophy versus implementation. Something may sound great in theory, but what does the average practitioner look like on the average day?

2. The balance for me is not Educating versus enabling. It is accommodating in the short-term while developing and reinforcing skills in the long term. For more on this topic, please read my post on accommodations at http://askdreric-schoolpsychologist.blogspot.com/2010/02/processing-deficits-and-accommodations.html

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