Concepts of Inclusion

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Concept of Inclusion
Sylvia Leggett
ESC: 315 Survey of Exceptional Students
Instructor: Karree Fah
September 26, 2011

In order to be effective utilizing inclusion we must have an idea of what that concept implies. Inclusion has been called many things down through the years in the educational realm. It has gone from being called the least restrictive environment to mainstreaming, to integration and now inclusion. Inclusion “is used to refer to the commitment to educate each child, to the maximum extent appropriate, in the school and classroom he or she would otherwise attend” (Charlesworth, 2000, p.58). Inclusion must consider that all students are full members of the school and they are entitled to the opportunities and
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I have worked with speech children in my classroom and before any action was taken I conducted a developmental screening on the student. If a speech or language concern is raised through the screening then a referral for further evaluation is recommended. If a speech or language therapists is called in and further evaluations are made and problem is identified then an IEP is put into place. After the IEP is established we can began to work with the child in the area of delay. The speech/language therapists and the teacher(s) work together to help the child succeed not just in the targeted area but in all areas. Another service that may be beneficial to students within an inclusive classroom is a disability aid for students who have a physical disability. A physical disability is defined as an “orthopedic impairment that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. The term physical disability includes impairments caused by congenital anomaly, impairments caused by disease, and impairments from other causes (cerebral palsy, amputations, and fractures or burns that cause contractures)” (Turnbull, Turnbull, & Wehmeyer, 2010, p.335). The job of the disability aid is to let the student know that they are there for them and to aid them in as many ways as possible. The teacher in the classroom is responsible for making sure that the student is getting what he/she needs as for as

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