Dwarfism does not affect intellectual abilities. There is no cure for dwarfism,
but most little people live long, fulfilling lives. Little people go to school, have
careers, marry, and raise kids, just like their average-size peers.
Your classroom can offer a welcoming and productive learning environment by providing
adaptive accommodations where necessary. Students with dwarfism should be able to
reach everything their classmates can reach. And remember to treat your students with
dwarfism according to their age, not their size. Unless the student has a learning
disability, educational expectations should not differ from those of other students.
Students with dwarfism may be limited in the types of exercises and activities
that they can do, but it's very important that they participate in safe physical activities
to help stay fit.
Students with dwarfism may feel awkward or embarrassed around other students. Educating
yourself and students about dwarfism can decrease bullying and increase self-confidence
for students with dwarfism.