This blog post presents 7 elements of self-determined transition planning, excerpted and adapted from Your Complete Guide to Transition Planning and Services by Mary Morningstar & Beth Clavenna-Deane. These are some key starting points you can use as a guide when you’re thinking about how to increase student participation in the transition process.
The challenges you face are a constantly moving target as mandates, funding, and personnel change. As you try to keep up with an ever-shifting landscape, we’ll be right there with you, providing resources to help you address your day-to-day challenges and find answers to the questions that keep you up at night.
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In this post, we bring you some concrete modification suggestions from Teaching the Moving Child by Sybil M. Berkey, a fascinating and practical book that helps you improve students’ academic and social outcomes using insights from the field of occupational therapy. Berkey puts together a great list of suggested modifications for learners with sensory issues, […]
At the Inclusion Lab, we bring you lots of practical posts about enhancing K-12 classrooms with universal design for learning (UDL). But does UDL work equally well in early childhood settings? Yes—and this post gives you some simple starting points to help all young children be successful and meet learning standards. It’s excerpted and adapted […]
The UDL framework holds such great promise—but with so many myths and misconceptions floating around, those three letters can seem a little mysterious. What is UDL, really? Is it just differentiation in disguise? To answer these questions, let’s check in with UDL expert Loui Lord Nelson, whose book is making a big splash in the […]
We asked Julie and her colleague Kate Richmond to share some specific tips on how to flip a teacher-directed lesson so it’s more engaging and student-directed. Here’s what they said…
Here are eight common challenges to student participation in small groups, and some easy tricks you can try to make these activities more inclusive. (These tips are adapted from Susan Sandall’s Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs.)
If you’re already on board with inclusive education, you probably know all about the concept of presuming competence and can cite the benefits in your sleep. But if you’re just joining #TeamInclusion, you might have questions. If a student has a severe disability, how can I presume he can learn what the other kids are […]
In their book Shared Storybook Reading, Helen Ezell and Laura Justice identify two key skills children with and without disabilities must bring to the shared-reading table (or armchair) to get the most out of this important activity. Those skills are: attending and conversational turn-taking. So how can you help a child you love develop these […]
Teamwork is the fuel that keeps inclusion going. If you’re just getting started with inclusion or want a to-do list to get your existing team on track, today’s post is for you! This infographic gives you 10 helpful tips on creating a team that communicates smoothly and collaborates successfully. It was created with information from […]
In this post, you’ll hear from California mom Nelia Nunes, whose daughter Sabrina was born with a significant disability, and Sabrina’s second-grade teacher, Nancy. Together, they paint an awesome picture of the difference full inclusion makes in the life of a child.