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1st grade class is taught sign language so they can communicate with their deaf classmate

18 Feb 2016School can be a hard enough time for a young kid, lots of new things to learn and people to interact with. I imagine this would only be made harder if you couldn't communicate with most people around you.

Six year old Zejd Coralic in Bosnia was becoming isolated due to his inability to communicate with his classmates. Seeing this, his teacher decided to take action.

In just three months she taught the 1st grade class basic sign language so they could communicate with Zejd, and make him a part of the class again. The teacher now hopes to introduce sign language into the curriculum for all students so it can help children become more sensitive to disabilities.

What a great act of acceptance by this teacher. I think this is where it needs to begin. By the time a person is an adult they have already formed their own attitudes towards things. Changing their attitude at this point is difficult. But if we teach children to be accepting, hopefully they will grow in adults that are also just as accepting.

Original Article - entire class learns sign language to communicate with classmate


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