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Saturday, May 12, 2012

The blog debut of Janey on video!

Click here to see a video of Janey doing her part for her classroom publishing party!

The video shows a lot of the aspects of Janey's speech. There's some echolalia, and you can see how getting her to talk often requires a lot of prompting. When she does talk, she talks pretty clearly, although she has trouble with a few sounds I don't think show up here, like "th" sounds.

The video also illustrates how great her school is! You can hear how patient her teacher is, and see from the paper Janey is "reading" from how much they do to work with her. Her video clip was right in the middle of all the other kids' clips. That's how inclusion works---to the extent possible, and with accommodations, she does what the other students do. I am sure the students realize Janey is different, but they learn from a very early age that someone being different doesn't mean they aren't included.

Janey loves to see this video of herself! She has it down, her parts and the teacher's parts, and recites the whole thing!

1 comment:

Sabrina Steyling said...

She is so adorable! I love her little smile. What a great video clip - and yes, it's obvious just how loving and patient her teacher is with her, which is truly a wonderful thing.