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Respect begins with language : Part One

By: Prizant, Barry M.
Series: Autism Spectrum Quarterly Summer 2010: 29-30; 32-33.Publisher: 2010Subject(s): AUTISM | INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY | CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR | LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATIONSummary: Muses on how language shapes our thoughts and perceptions, and vice-versa. Argues that the need to scrutinize our language is not simply an issue of being politically correct, it is also about our need to become more self aware of how the use of vague, poorly defined and judgemental language affects our attitudes and behaviour towards people with an intellectual disability. Mentions the advent of "people first language" (e.g. child with autism vs. autistic child) and considers the language used in reference to so-called challenging behaviour. To be continued...Summary: Part Two is ACC 27039
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Muses on how language shapes our thoughts and perceptions, and vice-versa. Argues that the need to scrutinize our language is not simply an issue of being politically correct, it is also about our need to become more self aware of how the use of vague, poorly defined and judgemental language affects our attitudes and behaviour towards people with an intellectual disability. Mentions the advent of "people first language" (e.g. child with autism vs. autistic child) and considers the language used in reference to so-called challenging behaviour. To be continued...

Part Two is ACC 27039

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