Whats Wrong With Labeling a Child With a Disability When the Child Does Not Have One.pdf

Summary: This document relays some important points about why practitioners must take care when labeling children as having a disability or not because of the effects it can have on their academic futures.

Importance: Mislabeling students creates a false impression of the child’s intelligence and academic potential. Once students are receiving special education services, they tend to remain in special education classes. There are many other reasons why mislabeling students can be extremely detrimental to the child.