A critical feature of effective inclusion is the intentional planning to implement and support interactions between peers with and without disabilities. This corporation has found success with targeting mixed ability small groups to incorporate peer modeling, (e.g. pairing peers during a writing activity with the peer with higher writing ability models for peer who is learning. If you want to see other practices that this district implements that are exceptional, please click on an item with an asterisk.
Describes how special education services are provided.
Push-in: Special educator or therapist provide services through integrated therapy services within the daily schedule.
A range of activities and environments that eliminate the physical, social and instructional barriers to learning (DEC, NAEYC 2009).
Universal Design for Learning
Flexible instructional approaches that guide developing instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessment for all learners provide multiple ways to engage children, present information and determine learning (CAST 2011).
Any piece of equipment, or product system, acquired commercially, modified, or customized, used to maintain, increase, or improve functional capabilities of persons with disabilities, except medical devices surgically implanted. (IDEA 2004).
Planned interventions/modifications to ongoing classroom activity or materials to maximize childre's participation.
Intentional multi-tiered instructional strategies that increase a child's engagement, participation and learning (DEC, NAEYC 2009).
Strategies that address individual learning goals within the context of ongoing routines, activities and transitions.
Used with children who require more intensive supports by providing targeted approaches to move children progressively toward skill development, e.g. modeling, response prompting, corrective feedback, peer supports.
Tiered Levels of Instruction
An approach to provide adult instructional supports that requires screening and ongoing assessment to determine impact of teaching/learning and adjustment of instruction.
The intentional social supports/teaching that creates a classroom community of belonging for each child and facilitates positive relationships of respect, acceptance and friendship.
This classroom teacher puts much effort into planning opportunities where the adults support Interactions between children with IEPs and those who are typically developing peers, e.g. pairing students, mixed ability groups, and peer mediated modeling.
Parent Tuition: fees set by school district paid by families of enrolled general education preschool children.