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1 Presenters: Ms Kannigadevi Ms Toh Xiu Yong An Experiential Disability Awareness Workshop

2 2.30p.m.Introduction/Ice Breaker 2.40p.m.Workshop Objectives 2.45p.m.Experiential Learning 3.15p.m.Individual Reflection 3.30 p.m. Sharing and discussion 3.45p.m.Q & A and summary 4.00p.m.End 2

3  Participants will have a better understanding of the challenges faced by children with special needs  Participants will reflect upon their preconceived ideas and attitudes they have about children with special needs and its tremendous impact in caring for children with special needs  Participants will learn about alternative perspectives towards children with special needs 3

4 “WE CANNOT HELP UNTIL WE UNDERSTAND WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND UNTIL WE FEEL WE CANNOT FEEL UNTIL WE BECOME.” 4

5 Experiential activities Learning disability Visual impairment Physical impairment Communication impairment 5

6 Individual reflection 6

7 Sharing and discussion 7

8  Upbringing  Culture  Education  Experiences  Temperament  Fears 8

9  Lack of Information  Misinformation  Lack of experience  Fear of unknown 9

10  Identify or describe the person first, then the disability. (People First Language)  Emphasize the person’s abilities and interests, not limitations.  Don’t excessively praise or patronize a person with disabilities. 10

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12 We exclude because we don’t understand… We don’t understand because of limited contact… We lack contact because we exclude 12

13 Inclusion is a process and not a state with an end. It should acknowledge and recognize the diversity of needs and capabilities of all children. It is not about deciding if the child should be placed in a special school or a mainstream school… 13


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