Students learn how the words we use to describe people with learning disabilities become terms of abuse.
Make sure you are prepared. Make it clear to students not to use negative language and why. If there are students in your class with the impairments described, please pre-prepare them.
Students are aware of their own use and experience of derogatory terms.
What can you do to challenge name-calling and bullying?
If you woud like to get in touch with the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, please contact:
Chair of the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
The Open University
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