Inclusion Strategies That Work! Research-Based Methods for the Classroom

ISBN-10: 1412979374
ISBN-13: 9781412979375
Edition: 2nd 2010
Authors: Toby J. Karten
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List price: $25.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 5/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442

Learn more about Toby Karten's PD offerings Toby J. Karten is an experienced educator who has been immersed in the field of special education for her entire career. As an accomplished author and researcher, she has presented successful staff development to local, national, and international audiences. Toby is a lecturer at Drew and Monmouth University and an adjunct professor and graduate instructor at the Regional Training Center, which is affiliated with Gratz College, College of New Jersey, and Washington College. Being involved in the field of special education for the past three decades has afforded Ms. Karten an opportunity to help many children and adults from elementary through graduate levels around the world. She has been a resource teacher, staff developer, adult educator, and inclusion coach and consultant in New York and New Jersey schools and in many districts nationally and globally. In addition to her roles as an inclusion coach, student and family advocate, professional developer, mentor and resource teacher, Toby designed a graduate course titled Skills and Strategies for Inclusion and disABILITY Awareness and has trained other instructors in three states to teach her course. She has been recognized by both the Council for Exceptional Children and the New Jersey Department of Education as an exemplary educator, receiving two Teacher of the Year awards. She earned an undergraduate degree in special education from Brooklyn College, a master of science in special education from the College of Staten Island, a supervisory degree from Georgian Court University, and an honorary doctorate from Gratz College. Toby has authored several books and resources about inclusion practices, which are currently used for instruction on many college and university campuses and schools throughout the world. Ms. Karten is married, has a son, and a few dogs. She enjoys teaching, reading, writing, artwork, and most of all, learning. As the author of this book, she believes that inclusion does not begin and end in the classroom, but is a philosophy that continues throughout life. Hence, inclusion is not only research-based, but life-based as well!

List of Inclusive Activities and Worksheets for Teachers and Students
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Examining the Research Base and legal Considerations in Special Education Along with the Reasons for Inclusion
Disability Legislation
Introduction: Why Do Inclusion
Establishing Legislative Knowledge
Disability Categories Under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
History of the Americans with Disabiltiies Act (ADA)
Civil Rights for Students with Disabilities Under Section 504
Past, Present, and Future Concerns
Cooperative Legislative Review
Implications of Elementary and Secondary Education Act: ESEA
Translating Research to Learning Strategies That Work
Inclusion and the Student with Disabilities
Understanding the Often Complicated Special Education Terminology Beyond the Words
Disability Introspection
Being Treated Differently
Merits of Individuality
Disability Awareness Classroom Suggestions
Different Choices
Preparation for Successful Inclusion
Focusing on Abilities
Establishing Successful Inclusive Classrooms
Strategies That Work With All Learners
Effective Ingredients
Applying Diverse Strategies
Strategic Curriculum Applications
Establishing Prior Knowledge
Scoring With Metacognition (Knowing What You Know)
The Goal of Special Education
Motivating and Personalizing Learning Choices
Multiple Intelligences of Students
Learning Analysis
Concretizing Learning
UbD: Understanding by Design
UDL: Universal Design for Learning
Learning Designs
Kinesthetic Connections
Sensory Approaches and Learning Modalities
Next, Writing and Applying the IEP (Individualized Education Program)
Practical Guidelines for Using and Writing the IEP
Appropriate Goals and Skills to Consider When Writing an IEP
How to Track and Document IEPs
Mock IEPs (It's Educationally Prudent!)
Introducing Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Issues Into the Curriculum
Connecting Cognitive and Affective Skills
Addressing Emotional Intelligences
Behavioral Approaches for Educators
Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)
Transitional Services
Ways to Teach Social Skills
Classroom Climate
Reaching and Co-teaching Your Students
Building Productive Relationships
Collaborating as a Team
Classroom Dynamics
Inclusion Dilemmas
More Lesson Concerns
Teen Culture
Using the Three R's to Guide Instruction and Assessment
1st R: Reading
2nd R: ' Riting
3rd R: 'Rithmetic
Completing the Basics
Artful Education
Science by Doing, Thinking, and Connecting to the World
Valuing Phsical Education
Interdisciplinary Approach: Educational Salads
Emphasizing Comprehension and Study Skills
Learning More About Learning
Developing Better Practices
Teaching for More Understanding
Organized Environments
Assessing, Testing, and Grading Your Students
Purposeful Assessments
User-Friendly Testing Formats
Assessment Trends
Teacher Tips
Testing Changes
Working With Parents and Families of Students With Disabilities
Valuing Parents and Families
Parents, Families, and Teachers as Allies
Considering Technology in the Inclusive Classroom
Benefits and Promising Futures
Classroom/Community Implications and Resourcse
Reflecting as Classroom Practice Reviewing and Maintaining Skills
Preteach, Teach, Reteach
Summing Up the Learning
Combining Elements
Disability Tables
Organization
Bibliography
Alphabetized Acronyms
Index

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