Teacher Tips for Successful Classroom Inclusion-1/4 episodes (Spedcast #2):

December 19, 2012

Inclusion has been around for quite a few years, but the reality of making it work can be challenging. Consider a leveled system where the student(s) requires different support based on the amount of help needed. (McNary, Glascow, & Hicks, 2005)             Level 1: Support (as Needed) IEP Para/Sped assistance as needed Teacher makes accomodations Team selects objectives for passing class Grade level state assessment INTERVENTIONS: (as needed) Modified assignments, Student mentors, Notes provided Alternative modes of representation of knowledge( […]

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Holiday Shopping Tips for Parents with Special Needs Children (Spedcast #1)

December 11, 2012

The holidays are upon us! Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping are creating a great deal of excitement and energy around us. Shopping stress is usually heightened with the inevitable large crowds, hectic traffic, and noisy checkout lines. For parents with special needs children this can be an especially challenging time. In light of these challenges, I am launching my first SPED-CAST with shopping survival Tips for parents. http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/SC_1_Christmas_List.mp3 1. Be Proactive! Carve out a plan in ADVANCE for preventing […]

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Teacher Tips for Successful Classroom Inclusion -3/4 episodes (Spedcast #4)

December 4, 2012

Fair is not necessarily equal; fair is giving each student what they need for success. I remember working with a teacher that struggled with making accommodations for students in her classroom. She just didn’t think it was “fair” for some students not to have to complete all of the assignment or to have modified assignments. I tried to help her understand by personalizing a little. If all the teachers in the school were required to run the mile in 5  […]

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