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Re: Total Inclusion
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Linda Kelty
Thu, 28 Oct 1999 21:46:45 -0400
We have total inclusion in the middle school. Students, no more than 2 come
into the regular ed classes. I used to have the severe and profound classes
separate. Now, I adapt the lessons for those kids within the class and
encourage the other kids to interact with them. They are really there for
social rather than academic reasons. Once you realize that, adaptation is
much easier. They come with one aide for one to two children. Just make sure
that you don't have more than one aide in a class at a time or they start
visiting when you're trying to teach and it's disruptive. It also makes for
too many bodies in the room. I like inclusion most of the time, because it
exposes the regular classes to special needs students and helps to break
down more prejudices and promotes acceptance of diversity which I believe is
very valuable in education, no matter what the curriculum. Linda K.
Date: Thursday, October 28, 1999 10:48 AM
Subject: Total Inclusion
>Who out there has total inclusion at their school? Our district wants to
>drop our adaptive classes for full inclusion. Will we have assistants?
>I don't know . I haven't had them in the past for LD, ED, and moderate
>CD, but the new group is non-verbal and severely disabled. I personally
>feel that taking away all our adaptive programs will be a loss for our
>severely disabled students and the regular ed students? We have a big
>meeting on this issue this coming week, so I'd like to go with some info
>on what is happening - pros and cons, at other schools.