Including Students with Severe and Multiple Diabilities in Typical Classrooms: Practical Strategies for Teachers

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-01

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Now in its third edition, this best-selling text and professional resource offers teachers strategies for including students with sensory impairments and cognitive and physical disabilities in the classroom. Building on the success of the previous editions, this volume includes updated information on recent legislative changes and provides practical strategies for creating a successful inclusive classroom. Educators will learn about compatible teaching methods for students with and without disabilities, the roles of peers and adults in the inclusion process, and how to adapt curricula and instructional techniques for students having significant challenges. Important updates are included in each chapter: the latest research on all topics covered; changes in the law with the passage of IDEA 2004 and NCLB; the importance of learning opportunities in general education; objective and positive ways of writing present level of performance; information on transition from elementary school to middle school, middle school to high school, and high school to post-secondary education and work; new information on peers and collaboration; and updated appendices. And the book includes invaluable information on writing measurable IEP goals and objectives that ensure access to the general education curriculum and measure progress toward individual and state and national standards!

Table of Contents

Educating Students with Diverse Strengths and Needs Together: Rationale for Inclusionp. 1
Instruction in the General Education Environment: The Age of Accountabilityp. 21
First Steps: Determining Individual Abilities and How Best to Support Studentsp. 49
The Preschool Studentp. 91
The Elementary School Studentp. 117
The Middle School or Junior High School Studentp. 153
The High School Studentp. 181
The Important Role of Peers in Inclusive Educationp. 213
Working Cooperatively: The Role of Team Membersp. 235
Are They Making Progress? Assessing the Skills of Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities in General Education Classroomsp. 261
Some Common Concerns and Responsesp. 287
Systematic Teaching Resourcesp. 311
Resources on Augmentative and Alternative Communicationp. 313
Augmentative and Alternative Communication System Hardware Manufacturersp. 317
Videotapes/DVDs on Inclusionp. 319
Indexp. 321
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