Embracing Disabilities in the Classroom Strategies to Maximize Students' Assets

by Toby J. Karten

Embracing Disabilities in the Classroom Strategies to Maximize Students' Assets Synopsis

This book illustrates how teachers, students, families, and community members can foster positive inclusive experiences by differentiating not only instruction, but attitudes too! Content-rich interdisciplinary lessons are accompanied by behavioural, academic, and social interventions that capitalize upon students' strengths. The author demonstrates the impact of literature, self-advocacy, role playing, and strategic interventions that make the most of learners' potential by acknowledging and advocating their assets. The book offers lessons, tables, guidelines and charts to help teachers improve both interactions and reflection related to disabilities in school settings and beyond.

Embracing Disabilities in the Classroom Strategies to Maximize Students' Assets Press Reviews

This is a must for all educators, current and future. The clear lessons help new teachers adapt their weekly plans to benefit all students. -- Lori DiSarro, Special Education Teacher Karten clearly outlines a practical path to meeting the needs of all learners. -- Gregory Duffy, Principal Karten has put together an excellent resource that should be a must-have for all professionals in special education. She provides not only an excellent background of special education in the classroom, but also a comprehensive source to aid in quick and easy activity plans. The book helps both the novice and the expert special educator identify functional and meaningful strategies that work in the school setting. -- Michele Kaplan, Speech Language Pathologist As a beginning teacher, I have used Karten's previous books for great ideas for starting my teaching career. This book provides the same great examples and strategies not only for special education teachers, but for ALL teachers! -- Kristi Tinnes, Special Education Teacher An obvious wealth of information, Karten continues to offer the latest strategies to maximize student success in the special education setting! An exceptional resource for those looking for an understanding of not only the history and legislation, but also the content lessons that work! -- Fatima Ramirez, Special Education Teacher A must-have resource for all educators, this book is filled with creative, hands-on strategies for children of all ages and grade levels K-12 in all content areas. Both general and special educators will find a variety of practical, valuable strategies that they can use immediately in the classroom. Karten has written another winner! -- Lynn DeCapua, Assistant Professor of Education Very informative. Provides background historical information, current trends, suggestions for novice teachers, and new ideas for experienced teachers. -- Leslie Hitchens, Special Education Teacher Addresses a very critical and pertinent topic in education today. It is so important that the needs of students with disabilities be met to give them the opportunity to succeed. -- Kathy Sessions, Emotional Behavioral Disorder Teacher The practical aspects of the book provide a wealth of ideas about how educators can make modifications and accommodations for individuals in their classrooms while fostering a positive and inclusive atmosphere. -- Anne Beveridge, Coordinator of Primary Years Program

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412957694
Publication date: 4th June 2008
Author: Toby J. Karten
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 296 pages
Categories: Teaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs,

About Toby J. Karten

Learn more about Toby Karten's PD offerings 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 affiliated with Drew and Monmouth University and is an adjunct professor and graduate instructor at the Regional Training Center, which is affiliated with Gratz College and The College of New Jersey. Being involved in the field of special education for the past three decades has afforded Ms. Karten an opportunity to help ...

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