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Including All Children - Strategies that work

ISBN: 9781925145137
Code: TS0284
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Teachers, educators and program staff are generally highly committed to the inclusion of children with additional learning needs in their classrooms, preschools, childcare centres and out-of-school hours programs, but the reality check comes once a child arrives in the setting.

· Are the staff actually ready?

· Do they feel confident in managing the specific needs of this child, at this time, in this setting?

· Does everyone in the setting share the same views and values about inclusion?

Adults can often have valid concerns about inclusion such as:

· But I don’t know much about disabilities …

· I already teach a large, multi-age class. How will I support children with additional needs as well?

· What if I get something wrong?

· Will it take away from the time I spend with the other children?

This book addresses these concerns and provides realistic strategies for addressing them.

 

Pages: 80 | Ages: 0-5

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About the Author

Anne has worked as a special educator in a variety of settings, and holds a Masters degree in Special Education. Her experiences include teaching children and young adults with intellectual, learning and physical disabilities as well as behavioural challenges which make attendance at school a challenge.

As well as teaching classroom literacy and numeracy, Anne has worked as a teacher of sport and recreation and has taught within the Professional Writing and Editing course at Chisholm Institute.

To date she describes her most challenging and inspiring teaching moment as being deciding to take a group of teenagers with varying disabilities including autism, attention deficit disorder, intellectual disabilities and behavioural issues to Sydney from Melbourne in a minibus to watch the 2000 Paralympic Games — driving and camping for the whole five day trip!

A previous recipient of a Queen's Trust scholarship award to visit New Zealand and Fijian special education settings, Anne is committed to constantly updating and extending her skills into new and diverse areas of writing and education.