This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about presuming competence. I wish I could reach every special educator, therapist, and teacher I work with (and beyond!) and get them to see the value and importance of presuming competence. It’s an uphill battle, but one that I won’t give up without a fight!
I thought I’d post some resources I’ve found helpful, insightful, or interesting!
Check out the Uncommon Sense blog. It has some great posts including two of my favorites about perception driving expectations and giving AAC users a large vocabulary so they can show their competence!
This resource by Dr. John Hussman is a must read.
And of course, Kate Ahern’s “I Believe” statement, which everyone working with our specials students should read!