Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Reflection 5

I find myself learning more and more at each element we read. I know that this is the purpose of the class but some of the things they talk about really seems as though it should common sense. I am beginning to realize that when it comes to FASD there is no such thing as "common sense".

We have been given the acronym S.O.A.P. which mean Stop action, Observe, Asses and Plan. In other words if what you are doing is not working find out why and make a new plan. You see educators, parents and others do this with children they can easily figure out, that are not diagnosed with FASD. They also do this with children that have apparent physical attributes that show they may have disabilities but when they cannot understand or it is not "easy" to see they say the child is just being difficult.

We have to stop thinking in the box. In fact when it comes to children with FASD it might be better to remember that they are "square or rectangle or triangle" thinkers trying to fit into "round" thinkers hole. Better yet lets throw out all our ways of thinking and try to find out how they think and how the see the world around them.

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