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6 Inclusion Barriers and Tips on Solving Them

When you’re just starting out with inclusion, the first steps can be the toughest. You might see a lot of barriers on the road ahead, from staff skepticism to plain old lack of time. Here are 6 of the most common obstacles to including all kids in the general curriculum—and some quick tips on overcoming them. Read More


Read the excerpt and discover the benefits of using technology in daily lessons to address learner needs. This excerpt includes how to use webcasts as an instructional tool, how to support literacy instruction through technology, and what technology looks like in the co-taught classroom. Read More

The rest of the family

Read the excerpt and learn more about family issues that often arise when a child has an ASD. This chapter focuses on the impact a child with an ASD has on marital relationships, sibling relationships, grandparents and other extended family members, friendships, as well as strangers and aquaintances. Read More

Using effective practices to teach students with moderate and severe disabilities

Read the excerpt to learn basic components of systematic instruction; how to task analyze a chained task; and describe how it can be taught across three instructional formats: forward chaining, backward chaining, and total task presentation. Upon completion of this excerpt, readers will be able to provide examples of general and specific attentional cues and responses, and describe the rationale for delivering one over the other. Read More

Making Action Plans (MAPS)

Read the excerpt to learn about the MAPS process and see an example. The MAPS process is a tool teams can use to “think big” for a particular learner; it is especially appropriate for those students who are new to inclusive education because the process can help teachers generate adaptations and supports as well as serve as a starting point for a new IEP. Read More

Positive home–school relations correlate

Read the excerpt and discover the importance of positive home–school relations. This excerpt also depicts strategies for administrators, principals, and teachers on creating effect home–school relations. Read More

Delivering effective instruction

Read the except and discover seven important elements of effective instruction for students with reading difficulties. Topics discussed in this excerpt are as follows: explicit instruction, targeted instruction, time on task, quick pacing of lessons, positive feedback, corrective feedback, and student motivation. Read More

Assessing communication skills

Read the except and discover the purpose of assessing communication skills. This excerpt also explains who should assess, what skills should be assessed, and how to assess. Read More

Bully prevention in positive behavior support

Read the excerpt and learn about bully prevention in positive behavior support curriculum (BP-PBS). This excerpt includes desciptions of lesson sequences, supervision components, as well as the benefits of BP-PBS. Read More