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Inclusion Strategies That Work!

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
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

"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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