Imagine two situations where children are playing: Situation 1 | The five-year-olds play joyfully outside. Joe is autistic and Tom is disabled. They show great difficulties in the game, because Joe isolates himself and Tom cannot move his wheelchair through
An inspirational example of inclusive child care in the Netherlands
This blog message was contributed by Mehrnaz Tajik (CED-Group) A glance at lunch time in inclusive child care The children – cheerful babies and toddlers – sit down at the table for lunch. Not all children receive the same food.
“What does the child have?” – 6 questions about the meaning of a child’s diagnosis
“We still don’t know what the child has…”, told me a teacher about the difficulties she was experiencing with a child who demonstrated behavioural problems. That sentence kept me wondering. Gathering information about what the child “has”, i.e., trying to know “his/her” diagnosis, underlies a genuine concern. But are those difficulties due primarily to something he/she “has”? To what extent knowing the diagnosis is essential to plan interventions at home, daycare or kindergarten?
Moving on from special education… The Portuguese new legislation on inclusive education
How should we organize inclusive education? This is a key question in many European countries as they move from special to inclusive education. We would like to introduce the new Portuguese law to you as an innovative and inspiring framework, and describe some motivations behind the law.