Getty’s Door to Inclusion
Last year we saw Getty virtually attend preschool using a VGo in “Getty’s Window To Inclusion: The Chance To Be Just Like Any Other Kid.” Now in kindergarten, Getty virtually attends a typical kindergarten classroom every day using the VGo.
In this heartwarming video, Getty’s mother, Kate Mathany, and her teacher, Pinky Ngo, describe and illustrate the importance of having consistent and high expectations for all children, sound communication strategies, and effective parent-teacher collaboration. In addition to seeing how Getty’s skills blossom we see the social experience of kindergarten as Getty develops close friendships with her classmates. This video has important messages for all those interested in early childhood and elementary school inclusion, for all current and future early childhood educators, and for families who are looking for solutions for their children who cannot attend school because of health reasons.