Resources

Inclusion

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Lending Library - Books (17)

Lending Library - DVDs (6)

Books

Accessing the General Curriculum: Including Students with Disabilities in Standards-Based Reform
by Victor Nolet & Margaret McLaughlin
This pioneering text provides examples, illustrations, flowcharts, and other invaluable strategies to help educators align best practices, effective instruction, and higher-order thinking with the general education curriculum.

Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices
by Spencer J. Salend
Creating an inclusive classroom means understanding federal legislation as well as national and state standards, but the practical and streamlined seventh edition of Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices recognizes that it means more than that. This text goes beyond the typical inclusion text, translating theory and research into practices you can use in your inclusive classroom by illustrating the principles of effective inclusion through classroom scenarios, online footage, and successful strategies.

Current Legal Status of Inclusion, The
by LRP Publications
Get a comprehensive overview of the legal developments surrounding inclusion law - from the inception of the IDEA to the present. It explores the IDEA's Least Restrictive Environment obligation. You also learn how LRE carries over into extracurricular activities, related services, and extended school-year services.

Don't We Already Do Inclusion?
by Paula Kluth
Don't We Already Do Inclusion? is not only filled with ideas for teaching diverse learners, but is also focused on change itself and, more specifically, on how those concerned about inclusion can create change even when they are not in positions of power. The activities, examples, and illustrations are designed to help participants refine their vision and their skills when it comes to inclusion. The ideas are free or low cost, and many can be achieved by any number of stakeholders - including students and families. Learn tried and true techniques, as well as out-of-the box solutions such as involving traditional and social media, 'shrinking' the change, phoning for help, advertising, and writing your way to progress.

Effective Inclusive Schools: Designing Successful Schoolwide Programs
by Thomas Hehir & Lauren Katzman
This book presents lessons learned from in-depth case studies of some of our most effective inclusive public schools. The authors conclusively demonstrate that schools can educate students with mild and severe disabilities in general education classrooms by providing special education services that link to and bolster general education instruction. This goes beyond complying with Special Education law; having a truly inclusive environment raises the achievement level for all students and results in more committed and satisfied teachers. Insights shared from teachers, school leaders, parents, and the students themselves provide a path forward for anyone striving to improve special education services. The authors reveal what these exemplary schools do that makes them so successful, and provide advice for readers who want to incorporate these practices themselves.

Exceptional Child, The
by Eileen Allen & Ilene Schwartz
Inclusion is about belonging. This guide provides current information on the why, what, and how of developing inclusive programs for all children, including those with special needs. (parents & professionals)

From Disability to Possibility
by Patrick Schwarz
Leads the way presenting the specific kinds of teaching, classroom practices, and support approaches that will make this new model of possibility a reality. Drawing on the stories of learners, both with and without disabilities, as well as families and teachers, the author shows you not only why many current special education frameworks don't work, but also how they damage children, often for life.

Inclusion: A Fresh Look: Practical Strategies to Help All Students Succeed
by Linda Tilton
All teachers would find this book to be extremely helpful but it also contains so much good information for parents. It is practical and full of information and ideas. There is a specific chapter for parents and that really helps parents with ways that could help their child at home.

Inclusive Elementary Schools: Recipes for Success
by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, & Caren Sax
A step-by-step process to determine what and how to teach elementary students with disabilities in general education classrooms. This breakthrough publication highlights strategies for accommodating and modifying assignments and activities by using core curriculum. A must-have for elementary educators and parents.

Inclusive High Schools: Learning from Contemporary Classrooms
by Fisher, Sax & Pumpian
Addressing both processes and outcomes, this book provides a framework for developing inclusive high schools, illustrated by detailed accounts of high schools that have struggled, strategized, and ultimately achieved success.

Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children with Disabilities
by Janice Fialka, Arlene Feldman & Karen Mikus
Rich with humor and heart, this book provides practical insights and approaches for forming partnerships between professionals and parents for the benefit of children with disabilities.

Peer Buddy Programs for Successful Secondary School Inclusion
by Carolyn Hughes & Erik W. Carter
When secondary schools are committed to inclusion, students with and without disabilities enjoy higher academic achievement and new friendships. A good peer buddy program can play an invaluable role in making inclusion happen, and this guidebook shows educators exactly why and how. The authors give schools the step-by-step guidance they need to get a program started and keep it going.

Quick-Guides to Inclusion #1: Ideas for Educating Students with Disabilities
by Michael F. Giangreco
Busy teachers and administrators need information fast. This hands-on manual is a quick and reliable source of information and advice on implementing effective inclusion in classrooms and school wide. With brief factual summaries and to-the-point suggestions, the book is easy to use and focused on the topics most essential to successful inclusion. (professionals)

Quick-Guides to Inclusion #2: Ideas For Educating Students with Disabilities
by Michael F. Giangreco
This hands-on manual is a quick and reliable source of information and advice on implementing effective inclusion in classrooms and school wide. With brief factual summaries and to-the-point suggestions, the book is easy to use and focused on the topics most essential to successful inclusion.

Students with Disabilities & General Education
by Beverley Johns & Paula Crowley
This practical reference provides a unique combination of special education law fundamentals and easy-to-apply strategies - so school-level personnel effectively integrate and educate students with disabilities in general education classrooms.

Teacher's Toolbox For Differentiating Instruction, The
by Linda Tilton
Every idea suggested in this book comes from real classrooms in the real world. Every idea is teacher-tested! Every strategy is one that the author has used successfully with her own students or is one that another teacher has suggested and has enthusiastically endorsed. These are ideas that work. It has 40 reproducible ideas with topics including: group interaction skills, compensating strategies to overcome obstacles; and much, much more.

You're Welcome: 30 Innovative Ideas for the Inclusive Classroom
by Patrick Schwarz & Paula Kluth
Three handbooks: 30 key ideas presented in small, smart packages; all the information necessary to start making inclusion work effectively. Whether you're a general educator, a special educator, an administrator, a therapist, or a family team member, this book presents the thinking you'll need to open your classrooms to all students.

DVDs

Effective Education: Adapting to Include All Students
18 minutes
This DVD shows how to adapt regular education classrooms to include students with severe disabilities. It was developed to help educators and parents understand inclusive practices and covers information needed to develop successful adaptations.

Growing Up with Aperts Syndrome In The 1970's
16 Minutes
Aperts Syndrome is a genetic defect and falls under the b road classification of craniofacial/limb anomalies. It occurs in approximately 1 in 160,000 to 200,000 live births. Primarily characterized by specific malformations of the skull, midface, hands, and feet. This DVD portrays Jeremy McIntyre who was born with Aperts Syndrome. He gives his life story about the challenges he and his parents were faced with.

Hello Daniel: 3 Years Later
12 minutes
This DVD is about the achievements of children who have been successfully included in regular public school programs following intense early intervention. It follows now 6 year old Daniel at school. His parents describe his complex problems and the progress he continues to make.

In Harmony: Promising Approaches to Inclusion
22 minutes
Filmed at four diverse preschool centers in New York City, this DVD highlights strategies that support and enhance programming for groups of young children with a wide variety of strengths and needs.

Including Samuel
58 minutes
Photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about inclusion before he had his son Samuel eight years ago. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. In this documentary, Habib examines the educational and social inclusion of youth with disabilities. It documents the Habib family's journey as they work to include Samuel in all facets of their lives, a journey that transforms each of them. Also features four other families with varied inclusion experiences, plus interviews with teachers, parents and disability rights experts.

Successful High School Inclusion
37 minutes
High schools have been the bastions of tradition and resistant to implementing inclusive practices. Drs. Marilyn Friend & Leonard Burrello, directors of the Forum on Education, visited North Central High School over the years, admiring their exemplars of co-teaching in English, math, foreign language, and science. They have learned about the tipping point that led to transformation of the entire philosophy to a concept they call Universal Access. The principal and his staff from this high school describe the tipping point, and their engagement of the staff in transforming their high school from a set of parallel systems for typical and disabled students into one dedicated to assisting all students to meet higher expectations.

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