ERIC Number: ED493074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
It's the "Person First" Then the Disability. PHP-C31
This article briefly discusses the proper way to speak to or about someone who has a disability and why it is important to say it differently for a person with a disability. In speaking or writing, remember that children or adults with disabilities are like everyone else--except they happen to have a disability. This article offers a few tips for improving one's language related to people with disabilities.
Descriptors: Language Usage, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Consciousness Raising, Interpersonal Competence, Social Attitudes
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.