The Beyond Access Model: Promoting Membership, Participation, and Learning for Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom Cheryl M. Jorgensen

ISBN: 9781557667175

Published: November 5th 2009

Paperback

272 pages


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The Beyond Access Model: Promoting Membership, Participation, and Learning for Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom  by  Cheryl M. Jorgensen

The Beyond Access Model: Promoting Membership, Participation, and Learning for Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom by Cheryl M. Jorgensen
November 5th 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 272 pages | ISBN: 9781557667175 | 7.23 Mb

How can educators create inclusive classrooms where students with intellectual and developmental disabilities not only participate and communicate, but also learn academic content? The groundbreaking model in this book is the answer. Practical,MoreHow can educators create inclusive classrooms where students with intellectual and developmental disabilities not only participate and communicate, but also learn academic content? The groundbreaking model in this book is the answer.

Practical, forward-thinking, and person-centered, the Beyond Access Model shows education professionals what meaningful inclusive education looks like and gives them the critical guidance they need to make it happen. A researched approach developed by three inclusive education experts from the University of New Hampshires respected Institute on Disability, the Beyond Access Model works because itpresumes competence and encourages high expectations, so all students reach their full potentialis consistent with the problem-solving framework of the popular and effective Response to Intervention modelgoes beyond functional skills to help students learn general education curriculum contentfosters successful collaborative teaming, so the educational team engages in honest and respectful communication, makes sound decisions, and works on adjustments if neededis flexible and adaptable, not a rigid cookbook approach to inclusive education planninghelps teachers support students communication through effective use of augmentative communication strategiesfacilitates strong family-school partnerships, so education professionals and parents learn from each others expert knowledgeThis accessible book guides educators and administrators through every phase of the Beyond Access Model, from assessing current student supports to reviewing and sustaining the benefits of new inclusive education strategies.

Vignettes and examples—including a detailed, real-life before and after case study—vividly illustrate how the model improves students educational experience and outcomes. And more than a dozen adaptable checklists, forms, and templates give educators the structure they need as they begin planning and implementing inclusion strategies.An innovative model that can transform schools and lives, The Beyond Access Model will ensure that students with disabilities enjoy the benefits of full membership, participation, and learning within truly inclusive classroom communities.



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