Including children with special needs into the mainstream classroom can be a healthy experience for all students in the class, though it may require extra attention from the teacher! Gain a better understanding of the types of inclusion, how you can respond as a teacher to students with special needs, and the types of disorders or disabilities you may encounter. These resources include modified lesson plans and teaching tips to reach all the students in your class.
Art is one way in which children experiment and explore the world around them. But what can we do as teachers to support the art experience for children with physical disabilities?
A disability or developmental delay can affect how a child plays, the kind of play the child engages in and the child’s ability to use play as a path to learning. A disability can include anything from communication issues to multiple limitations of movement and mobility.
Students of all ability levels can be successful in this fun art activity that has students explore texture using nontraditional tools.
Students of all ability levels can be successful in this team based activity where student combine recycled art with collaborative art to practice positive social interactions.
Students of all ability levels can be successful in this fun art activity that explores a somewhat controlled splatter paint art project.
Infuse some technology into art for students of all ability levels in this fun art lesson using free iPad apps!
Incorporate the characteristics of being a good citizen in your inclusion classroom!
Science allows for some excellent group activities in the inclusion classroom. Here is one lesson plan that incorporates hands-on learning, organization skills, and technology.
Have you ever thought about using centers to teach math concepts in your inclusion classroom? This lesson plans spells out some centers that will engage learners of all levels.
Need some ideas for your inclusion classroom? Check out this leveled Language Arts plan involving creating comic strips.