7 Key Features of Quality InclusionSeptember 1, 2016
Congratulations to our final August giveaway winner, Michael Roush! Michael, you’ve won an inclusion tote bag and a free copy of the book Universal Design for Learning in Action. We’ll be in touch for your address so we can get your prizes in the mail for you.
Happy September, teacher friends! I know you’re busy with the beginning of the new school year, so I won’t throw a long post at you today. I thought this might be a good time to share a great inclusion infographic, perfect for pinning to your teacher board on Pinterest or printing out for your classroom or binder. The graphic walks you through these 7 key features of quality inclusion:
- Intentional, sufficient, and supported interactions between peers with and without disabilities
- Specialized, individualized supports
- Family involvement
- Inclusive, interdisciplinary services and collaborative teaming
- A focus on critical sociological outcomes
- Effective, ongoing administrative supports
- Ongoing program evaluation
Adapted from The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox, these 7 features were pinpointed with early childhood programs in mind, but they also have wider application in K-12 classrooms. Read and share with our fellow inclusion advocates, and then dive deeper into each feature with an excerpt from the book.
Explore each key feature of quality inclusion in this free chapter from The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox, filled with practical resources and great information. You’ll find an inclusion checklist, a “what we know and what we should be doing” handout, reflection questions, and more!