People-first Language, Equity, and Inclusion: How do we say it, and why does it matter?Learning Disabilities: A Multi-disciplinary Journal (2017)
The evolution of language speaks to our values as a society and our understanding of each other as humans making contributions to society. Using people-first language demonstrates a respect for the personhood of people with disabilities, but often professionals are at a loss as to which words to use. This primer shares the ideology behind people-first language and includes a step-by-step guide to using people-first language for IDEA disability categories.
- people first language,
- professional language
Citation InformationLaura S. Clarke, Dusty Columbia Embury, Catherine G Knight and Jennifer E Christensen. "People-first Language, Equity, and Inclusion: How do we say it, and why does it matter?" Learning Disabilities: A Multi-disciplinary Journal Vol. 22 Iss. 1 (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/DustyColumbiaEmbury/3/