Quick-Guides to Inclusion: Ideas for Educating Students with Disabilities, Second Edition

Volume Editors: Michael F. Giangreco Ph.D., Mary Beth Doyle Ph.D.

Format: Layflat, 344 pages, 8.5 x 11.0
ISBN: 9781557668974
Price: $39.95

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Now for the first time ever, the bestselling, teacher-trusted Quick-Guides to Inclusion are available in a single updated and revised volume—complete with 7 all-new Quick-Guides on today's hottest inclusion topics. A must for busy K–12 teachers who need fast, friendly, and practical guidance on including students with disabilities in general education classrooms, this photocopiable sourcebook gives educators
  • Fully revised, updated contents of all 3 popular Quick-Guide volumes. Past contributors—every one a respected inclusion expert—returned to refresh these Quick-Guides with their latest knowledge and experience. Teachers will have up-to-date snapshots of a wide array of essential inclusion topics, such as literacy, partnerships with parents, positive behavior support, and curriculum adaptations. Each of the 23 Quick-Guides includes easy-to-follow ideas, examples, and tips teachers can put to use immediately in any classroom and on any budget.
  • Seven brand-new Quick-Guides on critical topics. Educators will get more than 80 pages of brand-new content on
    • teaching writing
    • teaching math
    • addressing cross-cultural issues
    • using universal design for learning
    • listening to students' perspectives
    • conducting community-based instruction
    • using simple technology to encourage participation

With this convenient, user-friendly guidebook, educators will have a single resource they can turn to again and again for quick, real-world advice on all the key inclusion topics. Every teacher in an inclusive classroom should have a copy on the bookshelf!


Review by: Terri Mauro, About.com Parenting Special Needs
"This book is interesting reading for parents because it offers such a cheery, can-do vision of inclusive classrooms, motivated professionals, and accepting classmatesit's good for parents to have a how-to guide in hand that's written by and for educators."
Review by: Ann Monroe-Baillargeon, Assistant Professor of Inclusive Education, The University of Rochester, Warner Graduate School of Education
"An essential tool in building teachers' knowledge and skills to successfully work with students with disabilities."
Review by: Carol Quirk, Director of Professional Development, Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education
"Imagine if all schools, classrooms, and teachers could be evaluated by the extent to which they reflected the descriptions in these Quick Guides! Our schools would be models of high quality instruction and positive social relationships for all students."
Review by: Marti Snell, University of Virginia
"Gives teachers and principals initial guidance on every aspect of appropriately including students with disabilities in general education."
Review by: Fred Spooner, Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
"A winner. . . There is something here, written in user-friendly language, for everyone involved with the process of inclusion."
Review by: Liz Keefe, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Specialties, University of New Mexico
"Packed with specific practical advice and strategies for all educators. Accessible and useful, this is not a book that will sit on the shelf!"
Review by: Sherril Moon, University of Maryland
"Easy to read, easy to try ideas [that are] critical to inclusion at all ages, offered up by the best in the field."

Table of Contents

About the Editors
What Are Quick-Guides and How Are They Used?
What's New in This Edition?

I. Foundational Ideas

  1. Including Students with Disabilities in the Classroom
    Michael F. Giangreco
  2. Building Partnerships with Parents and Caregivers
    Linda A. Davern
  3. Considerations about the Cultural Nature of Inclusion, Teaching, and Learning
    Beth Harry & Alfredo J. Artilles

II. Relationships and Self-Determination

  1. Supporting Friendships for All Students
    Carol Tashie & Zach Rossetti
  2. Self-Determination
    Michael L. Wehmeyer
  3. Listen to Me: What Students Want Teachers to Know
    Mary Schuh, Frank Sgambati, & Carol Tashie

III. Communication & Behavior

  1. Communication Systems in the Classroom
    Janet M. Duncan & Patricia A. Prelock
  2. Creating Positive Behavior Supports
    Deborah L. Hedeen & Barbara J. Ayres

IV. Curriculum & Instruction

  1. Universal Design for Learning
    Bridget Dalton & David Gordon
  2. Reaching and Teaching Diverse Learners through Differentiated Instruction
    Robi M. Kronberg
  3. Co-Designing Responsive Curriculum
    Alice Udvari-Solner
  4. Instructional Strategies
    Michael F. Giangreco & Lia Cravedi

V. Literacy & Numeracy

  1. Supporting Literacy Learning in All Children
    David A. Koppenhaver & Karen Erickson
  2. Writing Matters
    Patricia McGonegal & Nancy Talbott
  3. Making Math Meaningful for Students with Special Needs
    Timothy J. Whiteford

VI. High School & Transition

  1. Taking Inclusion to the Next Level: Creating Inclusive High School Classrooms
    Cheryl M. Jorgensen, Douglas Fisher, & Carol Tashie
  2. Transition from School to Adult Life
    Katharine Shepherd & George B. Salembier

VII. Personnel & Administration

  1. Getting the Most Out of Support Services
    Susan W. Edelman, Michael F. Giangreco, Ruth E. Dennis, Patricia A. Prelock, Marie MacLeod, & Marie-Christine Potvin
  2. Creating Partnerships with Paraprofessionals
    Mary Beth Doyle & Patricia A. Lee
  3. Administration in Inclusive Schools
    Richard Schattman, Ruth E. Dennis & Donarae Cook

Quick-Guide Extras

  1. Assisting Students Who Use Wheelchairs: Guidelines for School Personnel
    Michael F. Giangreco, Irene McEwen, Timothy Fox, & Deborah Lisi-Baker
  2. Community-Based Instruction
    John McDonnell & Jayne McGuire
  3. Simple Technology to Encourage Participation
    June E. Downing

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