Location: United States |  Change Location
Male flipping through Corwin book

Hands-on, Practical Guidance for Educators

From math, literacy, equity, multilingual learners, and SEL, to assessment, school counseling, and education leadership, our books are research-based and authored by experts on topics most relevant to what educators are facing today.



The Inclusion Toolbox

Strategies and Techniques for All Teachers

Expand your toolbox, inspire your students, and make inclusion a reality with easy-to-use strategies, tips, and tools for designing or strengthening existing inclusion programs.

Full description

Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483344157
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2014
  • Page Count: 280
  • Publication date: November 05, 2014

Price: $39.95

Price: $39.95
Volume Discounts applied in Shopping Cart

For Instructors

Request Review Copy

When you select 'request review copy', you will be redirected to Sage Publishing (our parent site) to process your request.



The tools you need to build meaningful inclusive practices into your education program

Even the most experienced educators struggle with the challenge of designing and delivering meaningful inclusive practices in their school communities and classrooms. How can you deliver meaningful learning experiences that meet the needs of ALL students? The Inclusion Toolbox is an all-in-one resource that combines research-based strategies and practical tools to help you design and implement a truly inclusive education program.

The Inclusion Toolbox features materials relevant to all grades, disabilities, and stages of implementation, and is organized in a way that allows you to start at multiple entry points. You’ll discover:

  • Step-by-step plans for implementing new programs through teambuilding and leadership
  • Guidance on how to maintain, strengthen, and expand existing inclusive programs
  • Strategies to empower and involve families, students with disabilities, and their peers
  • Techniques to create effective and complementary schedules
  • Tools to assess student interests, develop adaptation plans, encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities, and more

With user-friendly online resources and practical strategies, this comprehensive guide will help you expand your toolbox, inspire your students, and make inclusion a reality!

“Planning an IEP? Need to provide more support for your paraeducators? Unsure of how to get everyone on the same page when it comes to adaptations and modifications? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need this book. All of these topics and more are covered in the pages of this practical, resource-rich text. The Inclusion Toolkit will undoubtedly be the new go-to manual for any stakeholder interested in creating high-quality schools for all students. If you are looking for answers beyond the “why” and the “what” of teaching diverse learners, look no further than this powerful how-to guide written by two savvy educators who clearly understand the research and the practices associated with inclusive education in today’s K-12 schools.”

- Paula Kluth, Educational Consultant

"For schools implementing inclusion or improving the way students are served, this book is a must read."
- Pam Wall, Guidance Counselor
Riverside Middle School



Jennifer A. Kurth photo

Jennifer A. Kurth

Jennifer A. Kurth, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Her academic interests include methods of implementing inclusive education, including methods of embedding critical instruction within the context and routines of general education while providing appropriate supports and services for individual learners. She also studies how teacher candidates develop their dispositions and skills in inclusive practices. Jennifer’s research interests in inclusive education also include examining outcomes of inclusion in terms of skill development and quality of life indicators for students with disabilities. Prior to coming to the university, Jennifer was an inclusion facilitator for students with mild to severe disabilities at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Megan Gross photo

Megan Gross

Megan Gross is a special education teacher in San Diego, California. She has taught and facilitated inclusion for students at both the elementary and secondary level. Her professional interests include developing curricular modifications to increase student access to general education and facilitating professional development for paraprofessionals. Megan has presented at regional and national conferences and has previously published an article in The Journal of the International Association of Special Education.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Pictures



About the Authors

Part I: Setting Up Inclusive Education

1. Introduction to Inclusion

What is inclusive education?

What is successful inclusion?

How do I start an inclusion program?

How do I maintain an inclusion program?

What are the tools in this book?

Why is this book divided into three parts?

2. Leadership for Inclusive Schools

What Inclusive Education Leadership Looks Like

Advocating for Students and Inclusion

Demonstrating Excellence

Developing a Vision for Students and Inclusive Education


3. Supporting Paraeducators to Facilitate Inclusive Education

Hiring New Paraeducators

Preparing a Newly Hired Paraeducator

Creating Staff Binders

Staff Binder Organization

Communicating With Paraeducators

Evaluating Paraeducators


4. Scheduling for Successful Inclusion

Strategies for Scheduling the IEP Meeting

Developing Student Schedules

Developing Comprehensive Student Schedules

Developing Staff Schedules

Substitute Schedules


Part II: Implementing Inclusive Education

5. Implementing Inclusive Instruction

Collaboration Strategies to Implement the IEP

Grading Students in Inclusive Settings

Embedded Instruction

Inclusive Instructional Plans

Data Collection and Progress Monitoring


6. Engaging Students and Families


Person-Centered Planning

Family Involvement

Home-School Communication

Engaging Families in Preparing for the IEP

Ability Awareness


7. Collaborating With General Educators and Related Services Providers

Communicating IEP Information

Determining Team Member Roles

Identifying Roles in the Classroom

Communicating About Curriculum

Communicating About a Student’s Day

Troubleshooting Collaboration


8. Social Facilitation Strategies for Inclusive Settings

Peer Involvement and Age-Appropriateness

Social Inclusion Strategies (Elementary)

Social Inclusion Strategies (Secondary)

What to Do If the School Doesn't Offer an Activity That Is Accessible or Interesting to a Student

Strategies for Accommodating Student Involvement


9. Academic Access and Participation

General Adaptations and Universal Design

Creating Specific Adaptations

Develop a List of Common Needs: Adaptations Checklist

In-Advance Adaptations

What About “On-the-Fly” Adaptations?

So What Is a “Good” Adaptation?


10. Supporting Positive Behavior in Inclusive Settings

Functional Behavior Analysis

Behavior Intervention Plan


Token Economy Systems

Behavior Support Strategies



11. Transition Planning

Transitioning to a New Teacher or School

Transitioning to Elementary School

Transitioning to Middle School

Transitioning to High School

Inclusive Community-Based Instruction

What does IDEA say?

Developing an ITP

Educating Parents

Implementing ITPs


Part III: Expanding Inclusive Practices

12. Co-Teaching

Co-Teaching Models

Starting a Co-Teaching Relationship

Day-to-Day Implementation of Co-Teaching

Plans for Problem Solving


13. Peer Supports

What Are Peer Supports?

Cross-Age Tutors

Peer Tutors

Matching Tutors and Tutees


14. Student-Led IEPs

Rationales for Student-Led IEPs

Strategies for Parents

Strategies for Educators

Strategies to Prepare for the Meeting

Strategies During the Meeting

Strategies After the Meeting


Rationales for Inclusive Related Services

15. Inclusive Related Services

Strategies for Related Service Providers

Strategies for Educators

Strategies for Parents


16. Concluding Thoughts

Fuel for the Journey

Food for Thought



Tools Appendix

Resources Appendix



Price: $39.95
Volume Discounts applied in Shopping Cart

For Instructors

Request Review Copy

When you select 'request review copy', you will be redirected to Sage Publishing (our parent site) to process your request.

Related Resources

  • Access to companion resources is available with the purchase of this book.