Who's the Slow Learner?: A Chronicle of Inclusion and by Sandra Assimotos McElwee

By Sandra Assimotos McElwee

“A feisty, humorous, instructive and encouraging publication for a person who has something to do with schooling. You don’t need to percentage Sandra McElwee’s Christian religion to get a kick and a cost out of her ebullient sturdy experience, tenacity and keenness for parenting and living.” —Cristina Nehring, Ph.D. manhattan occasions Bestselling writer of A Vindication of affection and trip to the sting of the Light

Sean McElwee was once born with Down syndrome, and entered his local college as a common schooling kindergarten scholar with the helps, lodgings and changes he had to be winning. He used to be incorporated in all facets of his basic tuition; discovered to learn, excelled in math, played in expertise exhibits and such a lot of all made many acquaintances. simple university was once any such outstanding studying and nurturing experience—then the horrors of Secondary institution began—and unfortunately by no means ended. suffering to be incorporated the place the scholars have been welcoming however the academic employees used to be unaware of Inclusive top Practices and unwilling to profit, Sean survived. highschool educators restricted his skill to take part by means of violating his Civil Rights a number of instances; denying entry to electives, activities and elections. Sean’s mom discovered legislation she by no means suggestion she had to be aware of, and attempted teamwork, international relations, and at last turned punitive with Compliance and Civil Rights court cases. Who’s the sluggish Learner contains artistic examples of lodgings and ameliorations. schooling legislations unfolds of their tale revealing the tough lesson that whereas Inclusive schooling is the legislation, you can't legislate attitudes. this is often the 1st booklet that chronicles a scholar with distinct academic wishes from preschool to school commencement. it's a tale of triumphs and successes; losses and screw ups. no longer a “how to” ebook however the chronicle of “how they did it” as Inclusion pioneers forging the best way. Written within the hopes that oldsters and educators can study from the achievements and mistakes made on either sides.

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