A High School Teacher's Guide to Integrating Special Education Methods into Regular Instruction

Participants' Quotes
from 1999-2000 Chicago Teacher Collaborative

Why do we need an Inclusion Handbook?
1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Common Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities
behavior, ability, achievement

Basic Principles for Inclusion
WHOLISTIC approach; collaboration & communication

Learning Style Focus
learning styles and activities

Instructional Strategies
graphic organizers, concept maps, learning and study skills

Activity Based Instruction
inquiry-oriented lessons, cooperative learning, integrated units, classwide peer tutoring, games & activities

Alternative Assessment Techniques
assessments: curriculum-based, authentic, performance-based;
rubrics, test-taking skills




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