West Hills Students Receive Valuable Lesson
Thursday, Dec 2, 2010
The Kittanning Paper
The Kittanning Paper highlighted the performance yesterday morning, noting that the kids were introduced to puppets Mark, who has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair, and Mandy, who is hearing impaired. The kids learned some sign language, and were given the opportunity to ask questions of the puppets, such as: How do you get to your room? And How do you get in the bath tub?
“With so many children being included now in schools with mainstreaming, often times kids don’t understand children that have special equipment or maybe have to do things differently,” said Parker. “So, it gives them an opportunity to learn about it but also ask questions in a non-threatening way.”
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