It’s Hard to Be What You Can’t See: Using Children’s Books To Promote Inclusion

Conference Year: 

2021

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This session will focus on the importance of visibility of children with diverse abilities in children's literature. Presenters will focus on developing teacher/early childhood providers' understanding of how to carefully select and use children's picture books about autism and other disabilities as tools for teaching awareness and promoting inclusion.  Presenters will also share guidelines and discussion questions that can be used by professionals to spark normalizing conversations, as well as strategies to select and use children's books that are truly inclusive. Finally, we'll share an innovative model that is being implemented in India, to introduce young children to books focused on topics related to inclusion, friendship and social emotional development. 

Type: 

Concurrent

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Unassigned

Age Group: 

PreK to 3rd grade

Target Audience: 

All

Content: 

Appropriate for all levels

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