This article discusses the inquiry a multi-professional team engaged with at a center school in South West Florida.

The team came together to better understand and make pedagogical changes to more fully engage Ferdy, an eight-year-old boy with complex learning disabilities. The inquiry lasted six months and centered upon the Engagement Profile and Scale (EPS) process. Ferdy’s mom was part of the team and gives permission for Ferdy’s real name to be used and his pictures as a demonstration of her pride in his growth. Below is an initial description of Ferdy by his teacher.

Ferdy sits on the soft play cushions. He rocks back and forth while lying on his back, looking intently at saliva hanging from his finger. He repeatedly moves his fingers into his mouth to collect more saliva. When an adult approaches him he pushes them away with both hands, returning his attention to his fingers and the dripping saliva.

Finding Ferdy: A collaborative inquiry about a student with complex disabilities

This article discusses the inquiry a multi-professional team engaged with at a center school in South West Florida.

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