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IN People ON 02 Mar, 2016
Life was not so simple for this mother because both her children have Autism. But, one fine day her daughter, Naomi taught her teacher a lesson which made her cry. Read more here.
Miriam Gwynne was confused if she should send her kids to school. She was worried that her kids would not be able to fit in with the normal kids at school. However, she got them ready for school with a heavy heart.
Her brother has more complex issues than her. He has various tumors and a severe Autism. Both of them go to school which is 14 miles apart.
Naomi is one of the most silent kids in the class. She sits in one corner of the class and minds her business. She never speaks to anyone.
There were two Russian kids in the class who didn't know English. They had great difficulties in understanding the concepts taught in class. They were also silent most of the time like Naomi.
One day in the class, the teacher asked everyone to draw a picture on a piece of paper and to write their name on it.
The Russian kids were not able to follow the instructions given by the teacher. Despite many attempts made by the class assistant, the two didn't actually understand what to do.
Seeing this, Naomi got up from her seat and went to them. She held the hands of the two and with the help of sign language, told them to write. The whole class was shocked to see this.
The teacher had tears in her eyes. The teacher had been taught a lesson. The child, who had a difficulty in speaking any language, conveyed her message to the two children without actually speaking. Both the teacher and the assistant were shocked at this sight. Hats off Naomi!