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Tzvi Schectman
BY Tzvi Schectman

Program Teaches Journalism To Children With Asperger Syndrome

PBS News Hour covered a story about their own tradecraft.┬áNews has an agenda in Worrall Elementary School, where reporters with Asperger’s syndrome are routinely pulled from their classrooms to learn the basics of journalism. Their teachers say producing a newscast is one of the best ways for their students to learn how to speak clearly, work together, build confidence … and become school celebrities all at the same time.

This appears to be the first program of its kind in the country. What do you think about such a program? Would it be helpful? Would you request that your school start such a program? Tell us what you think in the comments below.Journalism Program for childrens with Asperger syndrome


Tzvi Schectman

Written on August 29, 2012 by:

Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+