Disability Education – My Educational Journey

The Life of Sophie

As I try to explain to people again and again, the spectrum for Cerebral Palsy and for disability is so broad. Each disability is different to the next, and each disability is different in its self. They affect children, young people and adults in different ways and to different degrees. 

When I was four years old, my parents took me to an educational psychologist to asses my needs and to give their professional opinion on whether I should go to a mainstream school or a special school. 

My parents spoke to various educational psychologists and were adamant that I should go through mainstream education with special adaptions to enable me to manage to get the most out of it. However the educational psychologists didn’t share their views. 

They saw my disability and my physically state and gave their ‘professional’ opinion that I should be at a special school and…

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