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Episode 14: Ableism in play with Kerry Murphy 

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Throughout this episode, Shaddai Tembo is joined by Kerry Murphy, an Early Years lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London and consultant, to discuss the meaning of ableism and how practitioners can address it.

Changing expectations

Kerry offers examples of how practitioners could unknowingly be perpetuating ableism and encouraging masking. Expectations around how children should pay attention, play and socialise lead to children being put into intervention to teach them to act more neurotypical 

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