What was your initial reaction when you saw Tyler? When you met the real Tyler?
What was your initial reaction when you saw Tyler? When you met the real Tyler? How do you think or feel when you see a child or an adult with an obvious physical disability? How do you think Tyler was able to be so successful in life? How does it make you feel when Tyler describes all the people in his life who support him in reaching his full potential? How do you think you, as an early childhood educator, play a role in supporting or discouraging children with disabilities? Tyler wants people to see him as Tyler first, then his disability. How do you think this way of thinking has helped Tyler and other children who have disabilities? What do you think about children like Tyler going to a typical school and participating in typical activities such as Boy Scouts, etc.? How do you think parents of other children in Tyler’s classes feel about him? What biases or fears do you bring to the table when working with children with disabilities? What will you do to address these? What questions do you have or what do you think you need to learn to be able to work effectively with families who have a child with a disability?

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