may 29, 1941 - ATA Article: Early Explanation of Exceptional Children
In the ATA magazine published in May of 1942, there is an article written that uses an analogy of a plant to describe children with disabilities. She explains how different plants will have different appearances and therefore, they each need their own form of care. This is the analogy she uses to describe teachers should handle children with disabilities in their classrooms. She also highlights many examples regarding how teachers can help these children. For example, she states that " Because many of these children with warped personalities are mentally low, the teacher is the logical person to span the gap between them and a society that does not understand. To do this, the teacher must invite confidence." (Tellier, 1942, p. 16). Here, she is saying that teachers are responsible for making these children feel comfortable and she uses building confidence as her method to do so.
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