We're going to talk today about three different things that you can do to avoid the trap of having students earn inclusion. We really do not want to approach inclusion from the standpoint of earning inclusion. If inclusion has to be earned it really starts to give a feeling not just for the student, but for the entire student body, that inclusion is something that you earn to be with the good kids. And if you don't earn inclusion, you go to the special education room, as if that's a bad thing.
Now that's not the intention of the IEP team of the teachers, or the staff, or the team, but it's what the feeling is and that's really what inclusion is... Inclusion is a feeling. Now we've all felt excluded from activities, right? You as a parent, as a teacher, as an adult, you have felt excluded from a party or a community event or maybe a workshop that you're attending. You know what that feels like?
Let's really work on creating inclusive experiences on...
Facts or Feelings - How are you making IEP Decisions?
Listen in to learn the one red flag statement both parents and teachers should be aware of at the IEP table.
During this live conversation on Facebook, Catherine shared how to know when you're making a decision based on facts or feelings.
Next, special needs parents jumped in with questions about how to make their next decisions for their children.
Make your next IEP decisions easier with your own IEP checklist at www.iepchecklist.com
If you sit at an IEP table, this checklist is for you! Parents, teachers, therapists and support team members... you can all use this tool for your next IEP meeting!