"A book that is sure to help both new and veteran teachers plan instruction, collaborate with colleagues, design curricular adaptations, and advocate inclusive education. Written by experienced practitioners, this resource is full of teacher-tested ideas."
—Paula Kluth, Educational Consultant
Common Schools Consulting
"This book provides excellent guidance for the successful implementation of IEPs for students who have very challenging needs. The information is research based, guides good practice, and provides clearly stated expectations."
—Mary Reeve, SPED Director
Gallup-McKinley County Public Schools, NM
Help ensure the best possible outcomes for learners with significant disabilities!
Today's diverse classrooms challenge even the most experienced teachers. Using an easy-to-read format, this resource offers tools and techniques that teachers can use to reach all learners, particularly those with more significant disabilities, and give them the support they need to succeed.
In this invaluable resource, teachers will find common-sense ideas and strategies to help promote full participation, educational equity, and self-sufficiency for students with significant disabilities. Readers will find charts, graphs, sample forms, Web-based resources, and practical techniques to adopt or modify for learners with or without special needs. Topics include:
- Organizing students and the classroom
- Building academic and functional skills
- Preparing for transitions
- Working with support staff
- Communicating with parents and caregivers
- Assistive technology
- Lesson planning and creating IEPs
Perfect for new or experienced teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, parents, or anyone else who works with children, the strategies in this guide help ensure that all students have access to the education they want and deserve.