Their Children With Severe Disabilities: Article Analysis

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In the article, Taking Sides: Parent Views on Inclusion for Their Children with Severe Disabilities, it talks about several parents who support, or are resistive, to inclusion in a classroom. The parents that did not agree with inclusion state that their children did and would not benefit from this classroom program. They stated that this program did not benefit them educationally or socially. The parents that were supportive of inclusion stating that the children would learn from the regular classroom environment (Palmer, Fuller, Arora, & Nelson, 2001). Putting a child with a disability in a classroom with other children really does help both types of students. They can really learn from each other is several aspects. Students that have …show more content…
A Concept Analysis of Participation in Children with Disabilities, was very inspiring. It states that “participation is essential to children’s development. Children with disabilities are at risk for restricted participation” (Woodgate, & Hoogsteen, 2009). Therefore, when a child has disabilities and they participate with the ones that do not, they gain so much. Their physical participation increases, their emotional and social skills improve, and just their overall outlook on life itself (Woodgate, & Hoogsteen, 2009). When Ro reached high school so many doors opened up for her. She was able to and joined the Key Club. She also participated with a local day-care center, which she helped other students that had disabilities. When Ro reached college, because of her inclusion, she wanted to and was able to take on any task. It was inclusion that helped Ro to be so self-sufficient. Now, she truly believes that she can accomplish anything and everything. Therefore, being in a regular classroom with other students was a great risk that Ro and her parents took and succeeded …show more content…
There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.” Meaning, that there is not one gift that fits all the gifts that a person is given. In these verses, God shows that He loves variety. For example, there is not a single set of fingerprints that is the exact same. God does not duplicate us. However, He does say that we are wonderfully different from one another and we each have a different number of hairs on our head, which only He knows the exact count. Therefore, He encourages diversity, even in the classroom. Each person is gifted with something unique. Therefore, having inclusion in the classroom, Ro being in the classroom, allows each student to use their God given gifts. Ro, or any other student with a disability, benefits from it. They get to grow and learn from all of the other students in the class. Also, the other children in the classroom benefit as well by allowing a person, like Ro, show their heart and compassion towards every situation that they are faced with. We have to remember that God has not gifted any one person with what you do not want or what you want to do; meanwhile, He has gifted each person with He wants you to

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