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Jessica Krueger's picture

Thank you for articulating

Thank you for articulating this point again. I completely agree that the label of "diasbled" isn't necessarily a negative thing, especially when coupled the altruistic intentions you expressed. One salient aspect of your post I wish had been discussed more in class was the function of time. While it's true that fifty years ago homosexuals were maligned as deviants and that we've come so much further, when considering a skill as crucial as verbal speech can we really afford to sacrifice some children's speech while we wait for the intractable, inert portions of society to catch up? And how do we ethically choose which children will receive older treatments designed to align them with society as it is now and which to allow to develop in a manner considered disordered in the hopes that a culture can be restructed to include them as they entered the world.


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