Today we would like to share the results of the project "Want to be together: Regions" implemented by Autonomous non-profit organization of social services "Yom-Yom Inclusive Center", the winner of the competition "Stronger with CSS", as well as the insightful story of a stuttering boy.
The purpose of the project is to create a support network for teachers, educators, speech therapists and institutions in the regions of Russia at all stages of the inclusion of a special child in a regular kindergarten class or group. More than 300 specialists and over 70 institutions have received distance methodological and psychological assistance for the inclusion of children with disabilities in institutions.
At one of the meetings with parents, a very included father at whatever means wanted to achieve guarantees that his child could go to school, to a regular school. One of the child's problems was difficulty communicating. His stuttering prevented him from speaking, and he could not participate in classes, games, or performances at the level of the other children in the group. As his father said in addition to specialists in kindergarten they also applied to psychologists and speech therapists, but unfortunately, nothing changed.
General conversation at the meeting confirmed for father the professionalism of the kindergarten specialists, and the authority of the staff of the inter-regional project helped him to listen to the recommendations. "Father was taken with the idea of focusing on the child's successes and giving the specialists time to work calmly and consistently, promising not to interfere with the kindergarten process. Three months later, the kindergarten sent a video of the child reciting poetry loudly and joyfully from the stage during a celebration. The stuttering was gone!.." Stories like this are definitely motivating for the development of inclusion in institutions in all parts of Russia.