Hundreds of strategies that promote success for struggling students in inclusive classrooms!
Paraprofessionals are essential in helping students with special needs access the general education curriculum and receive the individualized attention they need. This updated edition of Inclusion: An Essential Guide for the Paraprofessional answers paraprofessionals' most common questions and provides extensive strategies for all content areas.
Developed as a daily, hands-on working manual, the completely revised edition includes a new chapter on reading, expanded chapters throughout, additional activities for classroom use, more than 75 new strategies, and more than 50 forms available on a CD-ROM for easy reproduction. Ideal for experienced or novice paraprofessionals, this volume includes techniques for supporting students in reading, spelling, language, and mathematics, and covers topics such as:
• Inclusive practices
• Policies, procedures, and schedules
• Accommodations and modifications for the classroom
• Communication and organizational skills
• Peer tutoring
• Behavior management
• Confidentiality and reporting
Also an appropriate handbook for working with general education students who may need additional help to experience academic success, this resource provides the ideal support for all paraprofessionals working in the general education classroom.
Peggy Hammeken began her career as an elementary teacher in the American Embassy School in Mexico City. Upon return to the United States, she taught students in the areas of specific learning disabilities, mental retardation, and emotional/behavior disorders. With the implementation of inclusive education, she was involved with the set-up of inclusive programs and staff development and training for educators and paraprofessionals. She has authored three books on the subject. Hammeken received her elementary teaching degree and her master's degree in special education from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Hammeken founded Peytral Publications, Inc., a publishing house focusing on inclusive education of students
"A well-designed reference and learning tool for paraprofessionals. The valuable templates can easily be reproduced and used with students."--Renee Bernhardt, Special Education Teacher
Johnston Elementary School, Woodstock, GA
"This is a great guide. I have already used excerpts for an informal paraprofessional workshop in my school. The paraeducators thought that it covered all the areas of concern that they have. They couldn't believe how many ready-to-use ideas it had."--Dawne Dragonetti, Special Education Teacher and Instructional Coach, Center School, Stow, MA
248 pages. 2008 + CD
Keywords: Inclusion; Full inclusion; Books and videos about inclusion of children with special needs; Teaching; Books about teaching; Books for educators; Paraprofessionals and inclusion;