Autism: When inclusion does not work. Hannah Townsend Matthew Cruea William Bishop Brianna Woodyard Dr. Bell. The school that our scenario takes place in is a suburban school in a community with average income. . Demographics.
The school that our scenario takes place in is a suburban school in a community with average income.Demographics.
Ms. May, Jake's general classroom teacher is realizing that Jake does not work well in certain situations. Jake can complete his work easily with the assistance from Mr. Yoon, his special education teacher, but when doing group work Jake cannot work with others. Jake is controlling and aggressive toward his peers.
One useful way to help develop Jake's communication abilities would be through peer tutoring. By finding a responsible and comforting student that is of Jake's grade level and age, they can work together to help Jake become more comfortable with other students. In CWPT, or Classwide Peer Tutoring, all students are paired with another and this may also help Jake feel less isolated when it comes to his tutoring.What can be done to help develop Jake's communication skills in an inclusive classroom?
One way the teachers can help is by setting aside time to introduce Jake to an antecedent procedure called "Priming." Also known as "pre-practice," it allows students to essentially get their feet wet in uncomfortable situations. If Jake has trouble being too aggressive in groups, a priming session focused on groups featuring the more comforting personas of his educators may prove helpful.What can the teachers do specifically to help accommodate Jake?
Per the source: "Inclusion for children with autism is important because education and socialization for children with autism is important. It can be argued that our failures to produce quality inclusion for these students
Why is it important to Jake’s parents to keep Jake in an inclusive classroom? Do they have a point beyond just wanting a “normal” life for their child?
Harrower, Joshua. Including Children With Autism in General Education Classrooms: A Review of Effective Strategies. https://depts.washington.edu/pdacent/Publications/Dunlap/Dunlap1.pdfBibliography