[ORDER SOLUTION] Philosophy on Inclusion.

Develop a 100-200 word position statement that reflects your philosophy on inclusion.  Be sure to type your statement as a word document Resource: From a Teacher’s Perspective – Full Circle on Inclusion by Anita F. Miles Alta Vista, VA Reprinted from Down Syndrome Vol. 21, No. 9, Page 122 My definition of inclusion is simply that students with disabilities should be integrated into general education classrooms whether or not they can meet traditional standards of the curriculum and should be full members of those classrooms. I remember the first time I ever heard the term Inclusion. Though I am a first grade teacher in a public school, school was not where I first learned this term. I first heard it from my sister Dru, her son, Taylor, was born with Down syndrome 12 years ago. From that point, Dru began educating herself about Down syndrome, and channeling that information to our extended families. She now works for the National Down Syndrome Congress located In Atlanta, GA. She refers to herself as Taylor’s CEO, a position to which she has given her utmost. Before Taylor entered kindergarten several years ago, Dru started using the term Inclusion. Through interacting with Taylor as he has grown and a series of lengthy conversations on the subject, I realize my philosophy on inclusion has come full circle. I saw it first from a teacher’s standpoint, then from an empathic sister’s standpoint, and then back to an (enlightened and educated) teacher’s standpoint. The culmination of my changing views was a trip to Phoenix, AZ to attend the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention. I was able to get to know many youth and adults with Down syndrome, and attended a workshop on Inclusion. When my sister first started mentioning Inclusion, I (the teacher) had arched my back, rebelled, and defended teachers in general with thoughts such as, “How can you expect a teacher with 25 students to teach a student with special needs too? That one student would take up too much of my time! I’m not trained to teach special education! How would I grade him and be fair to everyone involved?” After a while of watching my precious nephew grow, seeing his sense of humor and individuality, and seeing how he learns, my view of Inclusion changed. This time I saw it through the eyes of a sister and an aunt. I saw the difference it made to Taylor to change his placement from a “handicapped” class (kids with Down syndrome labeled severe to moderate, and kids with cerebral palsy, paraplegia and quadriplegia) to an inclusive setting. Children with Down syndrome learn an incredible amount through modeling from their peers. Thinking about it-on that basis alone there is a strong argument for inclusion. But there are other benefits as well; I will never forget the day Dru called with excitement in her voice to tell me that Taylor had been invited to his first “real” birthday party. He had been totally included in the party planning by a friend who is a typical kid. Milestones such as this are so important. Studies show that occupational success or failure is tied to the acquisition of social skills. This brought me full-circle to the view of an enlightened and educated teacher. I am excited about the challenges and possibilities of inclusion and willing to try it in my first grade classroom. I have learned much about collaborating with other teachers and how to make a mutual partnership successful, through trust, respect, time management, and space and role boundaries. I look forward to the challenge of implementing these skills. By having a working knowledge of co-teaching methods, a creative, trained teacher should be able to assess the situation and the needs of the student and use an appropriate teaching method. I was especially motivated by a workshop presentation I attended at the NDSC Convention in Arizona. Pathway to a higher 1.Q. (Inclusion Quotient): Teaching Salient Achievable Information, was presented by Christine Hockel, a sixteen-year-old with Down syndrome, her mom Judie Hockel, and two education professionals. The first step in the IEP process for the Hockel family is finding the Teachable Salient Achievable Points. This requires the classroom teacher or someone familiar with the curriculum to edit down the course content to the information or objectives that Christine most needs to learn. The workshop discussed strategies such as communication, accommodations, modifications and adaptations to successfully carry out inclusion. Often, some of the vocabulary would be pre-taught. In the Biology class, for example, the special education teacher compiled a study guide with important vocabulary that the typical students probably already understood, such as “biodegradable” and “taxonomy.” The special education teacher used her expertise to come up with creative ways to teach the study guide vocabulary, and in some cases bound the study guide for reuse. To learn “biodegradable” the two students with Down syndrome visited the teacher’s compost pile and a recycling center where they helped sort the recyclables. To teach taxonomy the teacher made up sign language. For ten legged creatures, they signed with 10 wiggly fingers. Eight legged creatures became 8 wiggly fingers plus the sign symbol for “A” for Arachnids. Six legged creatures were 6 wiggly fingers plus the sign symbol for “I” for Insects. If there were a lesson that Christine did not need, the special education teacher would use that time to teach something more meaningful to Christine. For example, the time might be used to preview a video that would be part of the next day’s lesson with her typical peers. Previewing the tape had the advantage of being able to start and stop the tape for discussion, and to review critical vocabulary. All of these require excellent teacher planning, communication, and coordination, but it is well worth it. The issues of grades and the fairness of assigning those grades no longer seems like the “Big Hairy Monster” I once perceived it to be. Once you have your IEP and your Teachable Salient Achievable Points, just assign the grade the student earned. Inclusion is an evolving process, which requires communication, planning, coordination, and sometimes trial and error from everyone involved, from the administration to the custodian. I’m ready to sink my teeth into it. “When your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme…”                                                -Jiminy Cricket Included information from resources that were provided and other resources, along with personal experience as part of the philosophy.

So much stress and so little time? Take care of yourself: let us help you with your task on
[ORDER SOLUTION] Philosophy on Inclusion.
Get a 20% Discount on this Paper
Get Help Now
Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with Do My Homeworkk
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
Leadership Studies
This is great! Thanks a bunch
Customer 452485, March 1st, 2022
National Security Intelligence and Security Analysis
Customer 452457, November 3rd, 2021
Customer 452493, April 12th, 2022
Looks good. Thank you!!!
Customer 452503, April 25th, 2022
Thank you
Customer 452445, September 8th, 2021
Thank you!
Customer 452493, May 29th, 2022
Chemical Engineering
Amazing. The writer delivered the draft earlier than expected, lol. I am pleased with the work; I hope my supervisor will like it too.
Customer 452443, September 1st, 2021
Although the paper did not make it at the requested time, the writer did reach out to me and asked for a short extension which I was okay with.
Customer 452493, March 16th, 2022
Wow! I should never have doubted you guys. Thank you for the excellent grade
Customer 452443, August 27th, 2021
Thank you! Will definitely use the writer again.
Customer 452443, October 22nd, 2021
A well-researched paper. Delivered before the deadline as well. Extremely pleased !!
Customer 452445, August 20th, 2021
Excellent. Thnk you
Customer 452443, October 22nd, 2021
Customer reviews in total
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
Customers referred by a friend
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat