Perceptions of Disability
Perceptionstowards disability vary from one community or individual to another.Different factors influence the perceptions towards individuals withdisabilities (Gebbie, Ceglowski, Taylor, & Miels, 2012). Somepeople see the condition as bad or good, and judgment of charactersmay be based on the disability status. The paper evaluates theperception of people about disability and its role in the developmentof children with disabilities.
Perceptionis a powerful aspect that is directly connected to an individual`sperformance. Success is based on motivation from others and thepresence of an environment that favors growth. I think that theperception that people have towards children with disabilitiesinfluences their success. For instance, a positive perception maymake the children feel valued and recognized in the society. As aresult, the minds of the children with disability remain undisturbedand they end up succeeding in their daily tasks. I believe thatperception on somebody or something may interfere with the psychologyof the relevant individuals. Children with disabilities may feeldiscriminated when a society develops a negative perception aboutthem (Gebbie, Ceglowski, Taylor, & Miels, 2012). Discriminationcreates a feeling of being neglected, which interferes with thenormal functioning of a person. Therefore, the success of thechildren with disabilities depends on the perception of the societyabout their condition.
Ihave a feeling that children with disability require much attentionthan the others in my classroom. I sympathize with these children,and I dedicate much of my time to assist them to understand thelearned concepts. I have a perception that disability does not hinderthe success of children provided the relevant support and environmentis provided to them.
Inconclusion, the perception that people develop about other peoplesuch as those with disabilities can affect their success eithernegatively or positively. It is important to understand children withdisability and offer the necessary support and environment for theirdevelopment. Incentives need to be implemented to address thecondition of disability.
Gebbie, D. H., Ceglowski, D., Taylor, L. K., & Miels, J. (2012).The role of teacher efficacy in strengthening classroom support forpreschool children with disabilities who exhibit challengingbehaviors. Early Childhood Education Journal, 40(1),35-46.
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