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Inclusive Early Learning Environments

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Mallory Capstick

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Inclusive Early Learning Environments

Why Inclusion?
IDEA: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
FAPE: Free Appropriate Public Education
LRE: Least Restrictive Environment
MFE: Multi-factored evaluation
SES: Socio-economic status
IEP: Individualized Education Plan
IFSP: Individualized Family Services Plan
How will I teach in an Inclusive Environment?
Inclusion as social justice
"Special education's separate location perpetuated the mainstream education system's refusal to work with a wider range of human abilities" (Artiles, Harris-Murri, & Rostenberg, 2006).
What qualities must a professional teacher possess?
advocate for students, families, and other teachers
uses people-first language
My philosophy & beliefs on teacher's role
basic life skills
learn alongside typically developing kids(both sets benefit)
develop friendships
see how other children work
adapt to and accept own disability
peer helpers & models
"consider how to teach the content to make it accessible (representation), how the students will show what they learned (expression), and how to motivate all the learners (engagement)" (Spencer, 2011).
Comic life, dragon naturally speaking, graffiti, KWL, Kurzweil 3000, Lincs, Vocab Cartoons, Visuwords
Efficacy discourse: well planned inclusion improves education for everyone involved
"students placed in special education programs do not perform significantly better than their peers placed in general education classrooms" (Artiles, Harris-Murri, & Rostenberg, 2006).
Comic life
from an intervention specialist's view
Universal Design for Learning
curriculum, environment, and assessments smart from the start

help develop metacognition

multiple intelligences, preferences, and modalities

differentiated instruction
(Forsythe, 2013)
who is in an inclusive environment?
people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
learning disabilities
emotional and behavioral disorders
autism spectrum disorders
communication disorders
deaf or hard of hearing
blindness or low vision
special gifts and talents
multicultural & ELL
Artiles, A.J., Harris-Murri, N., & Rostenberg, D. (2006). Inclusion
as social justice: Critical notes on discourses, assumptions,
and the road ahead.
Theory Into practice, 45(3)
, 260-268.

Forsythe, Giulia. (2013). Universal design for learning. Retrieved
from https://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/8527950743/

Gargiulo, R.M., & Metcalf, D.J. (2013).
Teaching in today's
inclusive classrooms: A universal design for learning
approach (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage

Hallahan, D.P. Kauffman, J.M., & Pullen, P.C. (2012).
learners: An introduction to special education
(Twelfth ed.)
Boston, MA: Pearson Education

Spencer, S. (2011). Universal design for learning: Assistance for
teachers in today's inclusive classrooms.
Journal of Teaching and Learning, 1(1)
, 10-22.
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