First month as an intern at LogoPsyCom
I remember my brother´s first school years struggling with writing, with grammar, with spelling and reading comprehension. His handwriting bumpy and uneven which he would always compare to his twin sister. He has never had good grades in subjects where these skills were prominent. And I remember my mum would sit with him for hours trying to help him.
But little did she know that there were minor changes that could have given him the same chances as any other child. That is called inclusion. I know that now. I wish I had the knowledge I have now ten years ago because I believe it could have made a huge difference in my brother´s life. I am shocked I have not heard about it sooner.
SLDs do not affect intelligence. SLDs challenge an individual´s learning process. Inclusion is not about people without SLDs adapting to people with SLDs. It is about creating an equal opportunity. Just as race, gender, and financial resources should not influence access to quality education, neither should the presence of SLDs.
Materials that are structured this way are also adequate for other students to use. Teachers do not need to prepare two different versions. None of these modifications affect other students in a bad way.
Inclusion for people with SLDs is one of the areas of expertise of Logopsycom. The company uses this expertise in all 17 of their projects. They give advice in pedagogical guides about how to implement the results of each project in an inclusive way for students with SLDs and sometimes even for a larger audience with specific needs. This way, all their project‘s outputs can also be effective for people with SLDs.
- Peters, Jeremy. “What is Inclusion?.” The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research 2 (1999): 15-21. Web. [Accessed 10 August 2020]. Available at: <http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/ur/vol2/iss1/5>
- UNESCO. 2020. Inclusion In Education. [online] Available at: <https://en.unesco.org/themes/inclusion-in-education> [Accessed 10 August 2020].