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ERIC Number: EJ852249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
Adaptive Education for Students with Special Needs in the Inclusive Classroom
Alston, Janet; Kilham, Chris
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v29 n3 p24-33 Sep 2004
This article focuses on factors that promote the use of appropriate accommodations for children with disabilities in early childhood inclusive settings. It investigates the kinds of accommodations that were used with two children who were educated in two settings--a mainstream classroom, and a small unit in which the majority of children were on the autism spectrum. The study found that teaching assistants did not always foster social inclusion; that accommodations were not used consistently across the mainstream and specialised settings; and that planning time and training may be important ways to foster inclusionary practices. In addition, the high frequency of staff changes was noted, which may not be compatible with the demand for structure, routine and consistency that is commonly associated with children on the autism spectrum. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia