Monday, January 5, 2009

Remember to Use the Credo for Support

Welcome to 2009!
A mother of one of our students visited my office before Christmas after checking out my blog and site. I had visited her office a year ago or so and on the wall was a poster, "Credo for Support" and I had appreciated what it said. When she came in to see me, she said she had noticed that I had videos on my blog and brought me a link to the You tube video version of this credo and thought I might like to share it on the blog.
Whether you have seen this before or not, it makes good sense to listen to it now and then to remind all of us in education, advocacy and therapy, how we should relate to those with special needs. I hope it challenges you as you step into a new year of service.

I wish you the best as we move out together into new projects and and new goals.



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Marnee Brick said...

Thanks for posting such a thought provoking, inspirational video. As a speech-language pathologist, I do relate with how we become so strongly focused on using our tricks and tools that we overlook the precious person who is working so hard to 'perform for us', consequently helping us to feel good about our job well done. This message brings the focus back to the person - their life - and how they are our teacher.

Lon said...

You are so right. I have to get out of the professional mode sometimes and really stop and think about the student-feelings of the person inside - especially when a group of us working with a student gets to talking clinically about things and forget to include the student in the discussion. This video was a good reminder for me too.