Strategies to Include Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities within the General Education Classroom

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Wendy Rogers
Nicole Johnson

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Federal legislation such as IDEA (1997) and NCLB (2001) have led to an increase in the number of students with significant disabilities receiving instruction in the general education classroom. This inclusionary movement has established a more diverse student population in which general and special education teachers are responsible for providing instruction that meets the needs of all their students. Although most research focuses on effective inclusionary practices for students with high incidence disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities), literature has revealed a dramatic increase in the number of students with severe/multiple disabilities receiving support in general education settings. Therefore, it is imperative that educators acquire the effective inclusive practices necessary to meet the unique needs of students with severe/multiple disabilities. A review of literature was conducted to determine effective ways to include and support students with severe/multiple disabilities within the general education classroom.

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Rogers, W., & Johnson, N. (2018). Strategies to Include Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities within the General Education Classroom. Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 37(2), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.14434/pders.v37i2.24881
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