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Embracing Disabilities in the Classroom: Strategies to Maximize Students? Assets (Paperback)

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How we treat others often influences how individuals feel about themselves. This book illustrates how educators can effectively promote sensitive, inclusive classroom practices that maximize success for students with disabilities.
Embracing Disabilities in the Classroom provides content-rich interdisciplinary lessons accompanied by behavioral, academic, and social interventions that capitalize on student strengths. Inclusion expert Toby J. Karten demonstrates the impact of literature, self-advocacy, role playing, and strategic interventions on students' growth and achievement. The numerous lessons, tables, rubrics, instructional guidelines, and charts help readers:
• Determine effective strategies for differentiating instruction for specific disabilities
• Modify lessons and curriculum appropriately in the content areas
• Encourage students to become active participants in learning
• Increase disability awareness and foster inclusive mind-sets in students, colleagues, and families
This practical resource provides special education and general education teachers, principals, and teacher leaders with both effective instructional strategies for curriculum delivery and responsive approaches to promoting positive attitudes toward disabilities. Given appropriate support and an accepting environment, all students are able to achieve, thrive, and succeed in school and in life!

About the Author

Toby J. Karten is an experienced educator who has been immersed in the field of special education for her entire career. As an accomplished author and researcher, she has presented successful staff development to local, national, and international audiences. Toby is a lecturer at Drew and Monmouth University and an adjunct professor and graduate instructor at the Regional Training Center, which is affiliated with Gratz College, the College of New Jersey, and Washington College. She lives in Madison, New Jersey.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781634503242
ISBN-10: 1634503244
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: November 24th, 2015
Pages: 296
Language: English