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By Mal Leicester

This paintings provides tales that either train and entertain. We study from them and the educational is enjoyable. additionally they stimulate our mind's eye and creativity. during this choice of brief tales, the heroes and heroines are disabled kids who defy the stereotypes linked to being disabled: being pitiable, a sufferer, freakish or a burden. "Special tales on incapacity understanding" offers tales that fireside the mind's eye and advertise incapacity know-how and dialogue between youngsters elderly 4-11 approximately common concerns similar to worry, loss, feeling 'different', bullying, exclusion, pleasure, good fortune, friendship and emotional progress. The tales offer a secure atmosphere for childrens to debate painful feelings in addition to a device for lecturers, mom and dad and execs to appreciate the studies of disabled kids. each one bankruptcy gains an interesting tale, associated dialogue and studying fabrics in addition to feedback for actions and photocopiable handouts. All those that paintings in early schooling or aid youngsters will locate this a useful source.

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Like a magic purse that you can never empty,’ said the man. Ellie nodded eagerly. ‘You’d like one of those I’ll bet,’ he said to Mum, and he roared with laughter. ‘Hang on, though,’ he said. ’ ‘Threes,’ said Mum and Ellie together. The man hurried off to check his stock in the back of the shop. Ellie could hardly bear the suspense. After a long few minutes the man came back. He had a pair of shoes held high on the flat of his hand. ‘Take off your shoes,’ he said to Ellie. He bent down with the ones he had carried in.

They will readily identify with Jessica’s feelings. Awareness issues implicit in the story 1. A mix of conditions As with any ‘disabling’ condition, children with ADHD may have other impairments to cope with too. Multiple conditions may aggravate each other. 57 58 SPECIAL STORIES FOR DISABILITY AWARENESS What is ADHD? The key triad defining ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ‘Inattentive’ symptoms include: distractibility and organisational difficulties arising from being forgetful (‘absent minded’).

Introduce the story and theme The story is about Ellie. It is not her fault that she has difficulty with shoes and shoelaces and yet she is made to worry about it. Her shoes become a problem. g. stripy, trainers, fastened, laces, shoe box, lace-ups, lace-holes, tie, size, slip-ons, undone, court shoes, pumps, leather, decorative, comfortable. ) Use your usual ways of introducing new words. minded – cared about brain tumour – growth inside the head causing illness co-ordination – matching things, including your movements, together neatly springy – bouncy magic – marvellous result using mysterious power proper – correct jeering – mocking tinkled – light, musical sound of a bell cosy – homely, small and comfortable and warm moustache – hair over your lip suspense – excited uncertainty frown – wrinkle brow/forehead in worry 34 SPECIAL STORIES FOR DISABILITY AWARENESS The story: The Magic Shoe Box The stripy blue trainers had three straps which pulled over Ellie’s foot and fastened with a strong kiss of Velcro.

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