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The Inclusive Classroom


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Slide Show for Module 6
ITEC 7530

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The Inclusive Classroom

  1. 1. The Inclusive Classroom
  2. 2. Inclusive Classrooms <ul><li>Embraces diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Provides access to learning to all students </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to learn in the least restrictive environment </li></ul><ul><li>Has high expectations for all students </li></ul><ul><li>Tailors learning to meet individual needs </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages co-teaching and collaboration </li></ul>
  3. 3. Benefits of inclusion <ul><li>Builds community </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances respect for others </li></ul><ul><li>Maximizes individual growth </li></ul><ul><li>Increased achievement of IEP goals </li></ul><ul><li>Increased school staff collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Increased parent participation </li></ul><ul><li>Increased inclusion in future environments </li></ul>
  4. 4. Technological resources for special needs ADD/ADHD <ul><li>Aids to find material (e.g., color coded folders, index tabs) </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic organizers and reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded material (e.g., digital books) </li></ul><ul><li>Portable word processors </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technological resources for special needs Visual Disabilities <ul><li>Glare-reduction screens </li></ul><ul><li>Screen magnifiers </li></ul><ul><li>Hand-held magnifies </li></ul><ul><li>Braille note-taking devices </li></ul><ul><li>Talking word processors and calculators </li></ul>
  6. 6. Technological resources for special needs Auditory Disabilities <ul><li>Personal frequency modulation (FM) systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>transmitter microphone used by the speaker and a receiver used by the listener </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hearing loop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>amplifies sound and reduces background noise </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Technological resources for special needs Learning Disabilities <ul><li>Electronic books </li></ul><ul><li>Voice recognition software </li></ul><ul><li>Word prediction software </li></ul><ul><li>Talking spell checkers </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic organizers </li></ul>
  8. 8. References FSU Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy Kids Together, Inc. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Tools for Life ( Georgia’s Assistive Technology Act Program) ATSTAR Georgia Project for Assistive Technology Kids Health