I still enjoy watching brazilian soap operas. Despite the fact that they are very ( I mean VERY) counter productive ( daily shows); I have recently been fascinated by a campaign by MetaSocial.org.br against prejudice of children with special needs. This is the second video I watch on the major network by MetaSocial and for the longest time I have wanted to post it on GeekSLP. However, I needed to translate it to English; so it took me some time. Click on the video below to watch it:
As an educator we all know the impact of prejudice and setting low expectation for children with or without any disability. In a world that is still filled with prejudice, we have a moral obligation for helping other understand that as well. I love how this video does not make ANY reference to the fact that she has down syndrome; but it just makes obvious that we are all different and special in some way.
If we can focus on what children CAN do rather than what they CANNOT do; we may just start making some progress.
Happy Better Speech and Hearing month everyone!