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Manual of Inclusive Practices

This manual is designed to provide information and adaptations for students with disabilities to teaching professionals.
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Kimberly OMalley

on 13 October 2012

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Reflections on Inclusion for the High School Math Class Bibliography of Books For Students with Disabilities The following is a list of resources for parents and teachers of students with disabilities.

1. This is an informative website useful for special education and regular education teachers, and parents wanting to find out more about special education and disabilities.This site will provide information about disabilities at all grade levels and will provide information regarding the laws and services available.
http://nichcy.org/

2. The article “Collaboration Between General and Special Education Teachers” by Suzanne Ripley is found on the Teacher Vision Web page. This article discusses how important it is for regular education teachers and special education teachers to work collaboratively. The article gives a brief history along with practical ideas about planning, collaborating, teaching, and professional development.
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/teachingmethods/resource/2941.html

3. The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is an international professional organization that focuses on the education of individuals with disabilities. This organization provides articles about special education topics and instructional strategies. Teachers and parents may find the support they need on this site.
http://www.cec.sped.org/am/template.cfm?section=Home

4. In this database of websites parents and teachers can search for state and federal information about disabilities in educational settings. Your search can be done by state, by national or both.
www.disability.gov/education


5. This website provides a framework for understanding on how to create curricula that meets the needs of all learners. It also provides resources teachers to help meet needs for the different learning styles.
http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udlguidelines Internet Resources: Accommodations for Core Curricular Areas Section 1: Introduction Kimberly O'Malley
October 2012
Concordia University Chicago
Education 6425 Manual of Inclusive Practices What is inclusion?

This is a term used to describe practices to provide the least restrictive environment (LRE) to children with a disability in the public school system. For this to be done, teachers, special education teachers, administrators, parents and community members must work together to create a school community where all students are valued as equal members of that community. This means engaging students in a wide range of learning opportunities and activities. It means implementing goals and objectives that are aligned with state standards and are using appropriate supplementary aids and services when necessary.


In this manual you will learn about inclusion in the high school math classroom. It will describe characteristics of the disabilities and show how accommodations can be made to help these students. You will see how the teachers and special education teachers can collaborate to design the most appropriate instructional strategies or adaptations for students with disabilities. Characteristics of Each Disability Characteristics Implications for the classroom Characteristics Implications for the classroom Characteristics Implications for the classroom Characteristics Implications for the classroom Characteristics Implications for the classroom Characteristics Implications for the classroom Characteristics Implications for the classroom Special Curriculum Area Accommodations Distinct Accommodations for Special Curriculum Areas Distinct Accommodations for Special Curriculum Areas Life After High School was written to help students with disabilities transition into college, trade school or into the workplace. This book brings up and addresses the challenges that teenagers with disabilities and their families will face and the tools they need to help face those challenges. Yellin, S. (2010). Life After High School: A Guide for Students With Disabilities.
Philadelphia, PA: Kingsley Publishers. Karen R. Harris, S. G. (2006). Teaching Mathematics to Middle School Students
Learning Disabilities. New York, New York: The Guilford Press. This book introduces methods for helping middle school students with learning difficulties. It provides lesson plans, strategies, and examples to help these students learn with strategies that will help them through out middle school and high school. This book has many activities and life lessons for high school age students with disabilities. This book gives common vocabulary students will need in daily life as an adult. It has pre-made plans counseling activities and educational activities. Lessons can be modified to teach students with moderate to severe learning disabilities. Mannix, D. (2009). Life Skills for Secondary Students with Special Needs.
San Fransisco, California: Jossey-Bass. David Cole, E. M. (2005). Learning Outside The Lines: Two Ivy League
Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for
Academic Success and Educational Revolution by Jonathan Mooney,. New
York, New York: Fireside. This book is written for college and high school students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. It contains study tips and pointers that are helpful for students and graduate students. This book can be used as a resource for elementary through high school students that are struggling in school. It contains activities that will strengthen skills in students at many age levels. Stephen S. Strichart, C. T. (2009). Study Skills for Learning Disabled and Struggling
Students: Grades 6-12. References Special thanks to Dr. Jones for putting together our Websites page, and for providing us with critical thinking questions
and great feedback.

Thanks to our Education 4265 class for all of the great
discussions and great ideas!
I have learned so much from all of you!

THANK YOU!
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