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Embracing Differences

by Editorial Team on August 12th, 2016

laptop-158648_640Your Child’s Differences Do Not Have to Hinder Their Creativity

If you were to ask any leading child psychologist, they would tell you that every child is different. It is easy to see these differences when we look at it from a physical standpoint. There are no two people who look exactly alike. Although there are similarities, unless you have an identical twin somewhere, you have your own specific look. Where we understand this physically, it is difficult to grasp the concept on a mental level.

Everyone who has ever has a child has desired the best possible for that child. The fact that children learn differently than one another seems to make no bearing on our parental desires to see our children succeed. Much of the focus on how a person learns is given to those that may not have the same mental capacity as the general public.

Supposed Disabilities

One of the most common words used to describe someone who may not fit within our societal viewpoint of what it is to be normal is the word disabled. For years it is this word that has kept people from reaching further. There is a wall that seems to be put up when someone is considered disabled and they are viewed as less than the seemingly normal people of the world. It is important however that we tear down this wall and allow for the supposed disabled people to have a voice within our society.

It may be true that some people may not possess the same talents that others do, but this should never be considered a disability. This can be said of all people actually because some people excel in math while other people are more drawn to science. Just because someone has a learning disability or is considered to be a little slower than most does not mean that the person has the inability to realize their own talents.

Creativity at Its Best

Science has yet to unlock all of the mysteries that surround the human brain. They will claim that they understand its inner workings, but in reality they are merely forming opinions based on past events. The truth is that the past events that these scientists are studying are based upon people who were not given the chances that supposed disabled people are given today so they are actually irrelevant to the studies.

People with disabilities often display amazing capabilities in one area or another. These special talents are often quite amazing to behold. There are some autistic people that are basically human calculators while others are accomplished pianists. The key to getting to those talents is finding out how exactly the individual learns as opposed to simply getting them into a classroom with others of similar distinction.

How to Unlock Creativity

Teachers do an awesome job at working with kids and those that work with children that are supposed disabled are even more special. They understand the individuality of these kids and therefore are able to come up with different tools and techniques to teach them properly and allow them to reach their full potential. Many teachers have invented new tools to aid in their teaching and even when they are not available to the general public, the magic of 3D printing is able to bring the idea to life.

Creativity is able to be unlocked when the tools available are able to be understood by the student using them. Computers and 3D imagery enable all students to be able to look at things in a different way. It gives teachers the ability to adapt their teaching strategy to better fit with what the individual child needs. Many of these students seem to take on an entirely different viewpoint when placed in front of a computer or given one of these teaching tools.

Computers and Teaching

We use computers on a daily basis in life and we begin to forget how beneficial they can be to people who may not communicate so well with others. The basis of a computer program is a series of ones and zeros that make no sense to the average mind, but when you mind works differently than the average, much can be understood from a computer. The potential for learning from a computer and the knowledge that can be gained from the program can work to potentially unlock many of the things that seem to hold supposed disabled people back.

It is not a matter of making all people alike, but adapting the way we teach those that are considered disabled. The road to success may be a long one, but it is one that is vital to the success of the individual person. No matter how we are born or what learning capacity we may possess, we are all human and all humans need an outlet for creativity and the ability to learn

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