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ERIC Number: EJ1168889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
People-First Language, Equity, and Inclusion: How Do We Say It, and Why Does It Matter?
Clarke, Laura Shipp; Embury, Dusty Columbia; Knight, Catherine; Christensen, Jennifer
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v22 n1 p74-79 2017
The evolution of language speaks to our values as a society and our understanding of each other as humans making contributions to society. Using people-first language demonstrates a respect for the personhood of people with disabilities, but often professionals are at a loss as to which words to use. This primer shares the ideology behind people-first language and includes a step-by-step guide to using people-first language for IDEA disability categories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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