I just got through with an ARD (Admission, Review and Dismissal) meeting at Z-man's school. He is being admitted to a resource program for a learning disability. Isn't there a better word than disability. Maybe deficiency is a better word. They just kept calling him disabled and I really didn't like that, he is not disabled, I know I sound like a snob or something to that affect but...
According to Thesaurus.com
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||affliction, ailment, defect, detriment,disqualification, drawback,|
impairment, inability,incapacity, incompetency, inexperience,
infirmity,injury, invalidity, lack, unfitness, weakness
|Notes:||debility is the state of being weak in health orbody; disability |
is the condition of being unableto perform as a consequence of
physical ormental unfitness; inability is lack of mentalability
or physical ability to do something
See there are lots of better words in there, impairment being a much better one, weakness is another one. Disability just seems so negative and not something you can overcome and to me it seems like the education system would find a more enlightening word to instill some self-confidence in children with learning problems. So what are your thoughts?