ERIC Number: ED367094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Ideas for Inclusion: The Classroom Teacher's Guide to Integrating Students with Severe Disabilities.
Beninghof, Anne M.
This book presents 50 strategies for including students with severe disabilities in regular classrooms. Introductory sections review the trend towards increased classroom integration and explain a philosophy of successful integration. The 50 strategies are each introduced by a thought-provoking quote or statistic, some general information, and then specific information about how to implement the strategy. Additional resources are often suggested. Strategies address the following: use of "People First" terminology, managing professional literature and conferences, strategic planning through an integration task force, "All About Me" books, asking students for ideas, simulations, school chores, a disability quiz, passing out "stuff" (papers, books, tests, etc.) in the classroom, work folders, conversation books, guest readers, curricular infusion, communication log books, working with para-educators, an environment checklist, organizational tools, peer tutoring, hints for peer tutors, scheduling for inclusion, helping children to make friends, learning styles, cooperative learning, adapted equipment, a school store, circles of friends, natural proportions, grading, informal inclusion, needs assessment, recess, a quick student information form, the library, parents, academic modification, art/music/physical education classes, student investigators, integrated therapy, finding time to talk, collaborative teaching, disruptive behavior, schedule reminders, choices, lunch pals, simulating learning differences, using computers, academic modifications in reading, the role of support personnel, visiting successful integration efforts, and brainstorming. (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Mainstreaming, Severe Disabilities, Social Integration, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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