article: “New school an option for kids struggling with autism”

The following article is worth discussing and analyzing from a Social Role Valorization and PASSING perspective:

New school an option for kids struggling with autism

This analysis could be carried out as part of an SRV workshop, in a university classroom, as part of an SRV study group, etc. Several elements could be analyzed from the perspective of imagery, such as the article title, the name of the human service program, etc. What do these images communicate about the children and adolescents served?

In terms of societal devaluation, wounding and heightened vulnerability, consider the often-related realities of segregation and congregation.

The proposed schedule (“The school runs year-round, with 226 school days per year, and only two weeks off in the summer”) could be discussed from both an image perspective and a competency perspective. Several PASSING ratings would be relevant to this analysis.

Other issues touched upon in the article include grouping size, the role of staff, and the program location–especially its history and former usage.

Marc Tumeinski

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 2:44 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink
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  1. Written by Janet Klees
    on February 17, 2015 at 11:47 am
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    Okay so the title made me suspicious at the start, and then my eyes drifted down the page and got caught at “located in a storage unit” and I said, I know the drift of this story — but you are right. It is classic for group analysis and learning!
    Thanks Janet

    • Written by MTumeinski
      on February 17, 2015 at 2:46 pm
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      Indeed. Consider what that location communicates to the children themselves, their teachers and staff, family members, and the general public.

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