The logo for the Reggio-Inspired
Network of Minnesota is the work of a young child ”Vang”. Vang came to a
classroom in a metropolitan district as a four year old, a new American who had never been in a school setting. His teachers learned that he had severe hearing impairment, and as a result had little facility with Hmong, his home language. His interactions with other children reflected his difficulty with communication: he would grab, hit, bite and scratch in order to obtain a toy or material. He required a great deal of support from the teachers to manage his behavior.