The Inclusive Classroom Strategies for Effective Instruction

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-09
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This text offers a wealth of practical and proven strategies for successfully including students with disabilities in general education classrooms. The text provides targeted strategies for the subject and skill areas, as well as special needs of individual students, with a strong focus on instructional strategies applied to specific student need areas. An overall theme of "effective, differentiated instruction" is infused throughout the text, relating to those practices that are most closely aligned with academic success. Features a unique three-part coverage of the fundamentals of teaching students with special needs, effective general teaching practices, and inclusive practices in specific subject areas. Includes much more specific and extensive information about the most effective strategies available, and when and how to use them. Employs a strong focus on instructional strategies, and describes how these are applied to specific student need areas. Focuses on teaching pre-service teachers how they can implement in the classroom specific strategies to address a very wide range of grade levels, skill levels, academic content areas; and extensive and very specific information on strategies teachers can use in the areas of most concern to them, e.g., behavior management, handling student confrontations, promoting literacy, memory for school content, motivation to learn, maintaining student attention, adapting assessment and improving test scores, and specific strategies for adapting specific lessons in math, science, social studies, and career and technical education. Written for pre-service or in-service special education teachers who will work with general education teachers in K-12 classrooms, also relevant for school psychologists, counselors, support staff, and other school personnel.

Table of Contents

The Fundamentals
Introduction to Inclusive Teaching
Collaboration: Partnerships and Procedures
Teaching Students with Higher-Incidence Disabilities
Teaching Students with Lower-Incidence Disabilities
Teaching Students with Other Special Learning Needs
Developing Effective Teaching Skills
Effective Instruction for All Students
Improving Classroom Behavior and Social Skills
Promoting Inclusion with Classroom Peers
Enhancing Motivation and Affect
Improving Attention and Memory
Teaching Study Skills
Teaching in the Content Areas
Science and Social Studies
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