This supplemental 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.This book includes: the latest research on all topics covered; changes in the law; 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.
June E. Downing is a consultant on the education of students with severe and multiple disabilities, and former Professor, Department of Special Education, California State University, Northridge.
Educating Students with Diverse Strengths and Needs Together: Rationale for Inclusion; Instruction in the General Education Environment; First Steps: Determining Individual Abilities and General Guidelines to Support Students in Inclusive Settings; The Preschool Student; The Elementary School Student in K-5 Classes; The Middle School or Junior High Student; The High School Student in Various High School Classes; The Important Role of Peers in Inclusive Education; Working Cooperatively: The Role of Team Members; Are They Making Progress?: Assessing the Skills of Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities in General Education Classrooms; Common Concerns and Some Responses.