"The practical aspects of the book provide a wealth of ideas about how educators can make modifications and accommodations for individuals in their classrooms while fostering a positive and inclusive atmosphere."
—Anne Beveridge, Coordinator of Primary Years Program
Branksome Hall, Toronto, Canada
"Provides background historical information, current trends, suggestions for novice teachers, and new ideas for experienced teachers."
—Leslie Hitchens, Special Education Teacher
Crossroads Elementary, St. Paul, MN
Foster positive experiences by differentiating not only instruction but attitudes too!
How we treat others often influences how individuals feel about themselves. This book illustrates how educators can effectively promote sensitive, inclusive classroom practices that maximize success for students with disabilities.
Embracing Disabilities in the Classroom provides content-rich interdisciplinary lessons accompanied by behavioral, academic, and social interventions that capitalize on student strengths. Inclusion expert Toby J. Karten demonstrates the impact of literature, self-advocacy, role playing, and strategic interventions on students' growth and achievement. The numerous lessons, tables, rubrics, instructional guidelines, and charts help readers:
- Determine effective strategies for differentiating instruction for specific disabilities
- Modify lessons and curriculum appropriately in the content areas
- Encourage students to become active participants in learning
- Increase disability awareness and foster inclusive mind-sets in students, colleagues, and families
This practical resource provides special education and general education teachers, principals, and teacher leaders with both effective instructional strategies for curriculum delivery and responsive approaches to promoting positive attitudes toward disabilities. Given appropriate support and an accepting environment, all students are able to achieve, thrive, and succeed in school and in life!