“King’s Speech” receives praise from our youth

As state and community colleges continue to solidify their importance in today’s emerging economy and the economy of the institution’s own local community, GCCC — or should we say upcoming GCSC — has worked doggedly these past few years in blurring the lines between k12 and higher education.

A greater part of our campus’s mission is making higher education accessible to everyone. With that said, it is important that school age children see from a very early start that there is always a place for them among college graduates and that Gulf Coast State College is there with them every step of the way.

As a department who seeks to advocate and assist students with disabilities in higher education, it is extremely important that we know and understand where our current and potential students come from to help them get to where they want to be.

That being said, the Associated Press has done and interesting piece on the film “King’s Speech,” the story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. For 11-year-old Erik Yehl, a Chicago boy who began stuttering in preschool, the movie’s message is, “I’m not stupid.”

Watch the story below:

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‘King’s Speech’ Gets Praise From Stuttering Kids, posted with vodpod

2 comments so far

  1. Stephanie on

    Thank you for sharing this information and keeping the awareness of LD students. Please advise if Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic has been introduced as a resource? We provide audio text books for students with print disabilities. I look forward to your response.

    • DSS of GCCC on

      Absolutely! In fact, we began using DAISY readers quite some time ago and then added RFB&D almost three years ago. We have found that using these readers and other systems like it are also quite successful for our students with severe physical limitations that make holding books and flipping pages difficult, as well as useful for many forms of learning disabilities where auditory learning is a better learning strategy match than traditional forms of peeling over text alone for hours.

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