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ERIC Number: EJ902001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Including Students with Disabilities in a Foreign Language Class
Duvall, Emily D.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v38 n6 p42-48 Jul-Aug 2006
Student diversity and inclusion presents a unique set of challenges to foreign language teachers. In fact, it has long been recognized that children with learning disabilities, especially those whose difficulties are language-based, will be challenged by foreign language education. Including children with disabilities in a foreign language class may seem overwhelming, but best practices for students with disabilities can also be best practices for "all" students. This article discusses a 7-step strategy, INCLUDE: (1) "I"dentify classroom environmental, curricular, and instructional demands; (2) "N"ote student learning strengths and needs; (3) "C"heck for potential areas of student success; (4) "L"ook for potential problem areas; (5) "U"se information gathered to brainstorm instructional adaptations; (6) "D"ecide which adaptations to implement; and (7) "E"valuate student progress. By using a practical, teacher-friendly, step-by-step approach such as INCLUDE to evaluate the situation, teachers may find ways to increase access and learning for everyone. (Contains 1 table, 12 resources, and 5 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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