EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship
 

Title

People-first Language, Equity, and Inclusion: How do we say it, and why does it matter?

Department

Special Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2017

Abstract

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.

Journal Title

Learning Disabilities: A Multi-disciplinary Journal

Journal Volume

22

Journal Issue

1