A recap from the semester
Why is it important?
What are some challeneges?
Fully Understanding Inclusion
Inclusion does not only concern the parents of the child with disabilities and the teacher but also the parents of the other child in the class. In some case, other parents may be worried that the child with disabilities will be distracting. However, the parents can be comforted by observing the classroom to see first hand, that inclusion can benefit all children.
Inclusion can help improve language skills of students with disabilities. The “peer effect” indicates that being surrounded by peers with a normally developing level of communication will enhance the child’s communication through integration. These results are not observed when children with low communication and language skills are grouped together.
Resources for Teachers
Below are a list of resources that can help teachers adapt their teaching strategies to help create a productive, friendly, inclusive classroom. Strategies include education of disabilities, children's books on the topic, encouraging collaboration, and more.