>Something atrocious

>Page 226 of my parenting research textbook talks about “child-first language”. Basically what this means is that when discussing children with exceptionalities, you say the child first, and then the exceptionality. For example, you would say “a child with a visual impairment” as opposed to “a visually impaired child”. This is a big deal in this field. A very big deal. We get docked marks in papers sometimes.

The author ensures that this issue is stressed. Turn the page, however, and you will see on page 228, a heading that says “Parenting the Autistic Child”. A HEADING!! Not just slipped in a paragraph by accident, a freaking heading. A page after it talks about child-first language. There are a few more instances like this throughout the chapter (Parenting the Physically Impaired Child etc.). Terrible! Slightly funny, because the two headings are only a page apart, but still pretty terrible.

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4 thoughts on “>Something atrocious

  1. >Looks like somebody needs to write a new textbook. If you write one, maybe you can include inconspicuous ads for your craft-creations and kill two birds with one stone…

  2. >I’m with Annie. Either that or a refund on your hypocritical textbook. PS the word verification I have to do in order to post this is ‘pppar’. Pppants anyone?

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