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When I first started listening to Daniel's story, I was skeptical that his story had real application to the larger world of being a blind person in the world, as I understood it.  As I listened, I was amazed at how the technique of clicking could activate parts of the brain that allowed a type of peripheral sight as described by the neuroscientists in part 2 which in turn allowed Daniel and a small group of blind people to minimize their "disability".  I was especially taken by the notion that love inhibits self-realization, whether the recipient of the love is a blind boy or a rat perceived to be "smarter" in the other experiment I listened to in the other podcast.

I am realizing through my work in the schools that my prejudices toward "disabled" human beings have nothing to do with the very complex and surprising ways students "surprise" me with their abilities to answer questions correctly with the right kind of scaffolding and classroom environment.  My expectations and assumptions about special ed prior to this work have been like the expectations (limitations) imposed against blind and other disabled people in the world. 

When I was done listening, I danced.

Dave Evans

    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito

      Dave,

      I am so glad you got so much benefit from listening to this story.

      I loved this:

      When I was done listening, I danced.

      I have done the same, it made me so excited.

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