Document Type

Tip Sheet

Publisher

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies

Publication Date

2014

Abstract/ Summary

As young children with and without disabilities grow, they are learning how to develop relationships with others and to be members of a community. All children need support to learn and achieve these important life skills. The process adults use to teach and support this learning is known as guidance. Effective guidance assumes the following conditions: Respect, understanding, and appreciation for every child’s unique qualities; Knowledge that children’s mistaken behaviors provide learning opportunities; An encouraging community where every child belongs and feels safe; and a developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive setting.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies. (2011-2014). Growing ideas: Building belonging: Providing guidance for social skill development. Orono, ME.

Publisher Statement

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies. (2011-2014). Growing ideas: Building belonging: Providing guidance for social skill development. Orono, ME.

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