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

Second Edition


408 pages | Corwin
Are you ready to make inclusion work in your classroom? Now in its second edition, this best-selling guide shows how teachers can help students of all abilities learn, collaborate, and achieve.

With an interactive, teacher-friendly approach, this comprehensive handbook includes new information on national mandates affecting special education and a wealth of teaching strategies supported by the latest research. Developed for primary and secondary general education and special education teachers, this reference:

- Describes how recent amendments to ADA and IDEIA are changing teaching practices

- Discusses accommodations, RTI, and different abilities

- Shows how to adapt teaching strategies, curriculum, and assessment to support inclusion and a learning environment that respects the abilities of all learners

- Provides numerous, classroom-ready examples of universal design for learning (UDL), understanding by design (UBD), IEPs, and other essential tools for inclusive instruction

- Guides readers in understanding and addressing a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioural issues

- Offers technology-driven classroom activities and resources to maximize student performance.

 
List of Inclusive Activities and Worksheets for Teachers and Students
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. 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

 
 
2. 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

 
 
3. 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

 
 
4. 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!)

 
 
5. 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

 
 
6. Reaching and Co-teaching Your Students
Building Productive Relationships

 
Collaborating as a Team

 
Classroom Dynamics

 
Inclusion Dilemmas

 
More Lesson Concerns

 
Teen Culture

 
 
7. 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

 
 
8. Emphasizing Comprehension and Study Skills
Learning More About Learning

 
Developing Better Practices

 
Teaching for More Understanding

 
Organized Environments

 
 
9. Assessing, Testing, and Grading Your Students
Purposeful Assessments

 
User-Friendly Testing Formats

 
Assessment Trends

 
Teacher Tips

 
Testing Changes

 
 
10. Working With Parents and Families of Students With Disabilities
Valuing Parents and Families

 
Parents, Families, and Teachers as Allies

 
 
11. Considering Technology in the Inclusive Classroom
Benefits and Promising Futures

 
Classroom/Community Implications and Resourcse

 
 
12. Reflecting as Classroom Practice Reviewing and Maintaining Skills
Preteach, Teach, Reteach

 
Summing Up the Learning

 
Combining Elements

 
 
Resource A: Disability Tables
 
Resource B: Organization
 
Resource C: Bibliography
 
Resource D: Alphabetized Acronyms
 
Index

"Karten clarifies the context for inclusive education and offers a vast array of curricular and instructional strategies that support not only the learning and inclusion of students with disabilities, but the learning and inclusion of ALL students. This friendly and accessible book can be put into action immediately in any classroom."

Jacqueline Thousand, Professor
California State University, San Marcos

"This updated edition includes a comprehensive, easy-to-read overview of historical and current considerations in special education that lay the foundation for inclusive education. Drawing from her vast experience as a special educator, Karten shares a wealth of practical, research-based instructional and behavioral strategies that educators can implement in the classroom effectively. This how-to book is a must-have for all educators today!"

Lynn DeCapua, President, New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children
Associate Professor and Director of Special Education, Georgian Court University

"Wow! What a great source of information for the new and experienced teacher. Karten has captured material and information that is useable and easy to understand."

Patrick Johnson, Professor
Chesapeake Community College

"With an added emphasis on the abilities of students with special needs, Karten continues to be a distinctive voice for the value, benefits, and logic of an inclusive philosophy and practice in the schools of the 21st century. Good teachers teach all students; excellent teachers teach all students well. Karten gives excellent teachers another tool to move all students to their highest achievement. Her chapter on social, emotional, and behavioral issues in the curriculum focuses added atention on critical areas most often overlooked."

Harold M. Tarriff, Director of Special Services
School District of the Chathams, NJ

"I am convinced that every teacher should read this book, because then they would understand the concept of meeting the needs of all students. This book is an excellent resource to help any educator meet the needs of each individual student, regardless of the exceptionality, and to help each student achieve his or her full potential. Thank you, Toby, for your high expectations for all students and for providing a useful tool to use in obtaining high standards for our students."

Jamie Roden, Special Services Coordinator
Hartselle City Schools, AL

I found the format did not meet the needs of this graduate level course. The focus of the course is preparing teachers of students who are blind and VI and teachers of students with multiple disabilities.

It did not go into the depth I am seeking as a required book. However, I will suggest the students review it to see if they want to add it to their personal libraries.

Thank you for allowing me to review this book. I will consider it for future courses.

Ms Patricia Tweedy
Special Education Dept, Cuny Hunter College
March 14, 2011

I wanted something very practical that I knew my students would keep and use when they started teaching. This book fits the bill! We have just a couple chapters left. All of it, including the appendices, has been beneficial

Dr Donna Johnson
Education Dept, Dakota Wesleyan University
November 3, 2010

Toby J. Karten

Learn more about Toby Karten's PD offeringsToby 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 affiliated with Drew and Monmouth University and is an adjunct professor and graduate instructor at the Regional Training Center, which is affiliated with Gratz College and The College of New Jersey. Being involved in the field of special education for the past three decades has afforded Ms. Karten an opportunity to help many... More About Author

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