1st Edition

Best Practices for the Inclusive Classroom Scientifically Based Strategies for Success

By Richard T. Boon, Vicky G. Spencer Copyright 2010
    354 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Written by expert teachers and researchers, Best Practices for the Inclusive Classroom: Scientifically Based Strategies for Success looks at field-tested strategies that teachers of inclusive classrooms need to implement to successfully teach all of the learners in their classroom.

    The purpose of the book is to provide both general and special education teachers with a practical guide of scientifically validated, evidence-based instructional strategies in a variety of content areas, including reading, writing and spelling, mathematics, science, and social studies. An overview of the Response to Intervention process provides a foundation for implementing research-based strategies in the core content areas.

    In addition, the book offers tested tips for implementing assistive technology, culturally responsive teaching practices, and fair assessment in the classroom, along with information on managing problem behaviors and adapting curriculum for various special needs. The book also includes a chapter on how teachers, parents, and school professionals can work together to ensure success for all students.

    Introduction Chapter 1 Response to Intervention Chapter 2 High-Incidence Disabilities Chapter 3 Low-Incidence Disabilities Chapter 4 Collaboration Chapter 5 Classroom Management Chapter 6 Reading Instruction Chapter 7 Reading Comprehension 1 Chapter 8 Written Expression Chapter 9 Mathematics Chapter 10 Social Studies Chapter 11 Science Chapter 12 Assessment Chapter 13 Assistive Technology Chapter 14 Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices Conclusion: Notes From the Editors About the Editors About the Authors


    Richard T. Boon is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Special Education at The University of Georgia. His research interests include cognitive strategy instruction, inclusion, and technology-based applications for students with mild to moderate disabilities. He has written more than 50 publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings. In addition, he has made more than 100 presentations at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences. In recognition of his accomplishments in research and teaching, Dr. Boon has received the Outstanding Teaching Award and was selected as a recipient of the Lilly Teaching Fellowship Award for 2006-2008, from the College of Education, both recognizing excellence in teaching and research, and more recently, was the recipient of the Sarah H. Moss Fellowship for 2008-2009 to serve as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto.

    Vicky G. Spencer, Ph.D., has served in the field of special education for more than 20 years as a special education teacher, educational consultant, and assistant professor. Vicky continues to remain actively involved in the field as she collaborates with special education teachers to implement cognitive strategies within the inclusive classroom setting. Vicky currently is an assistant professor and the Assistant Director of Operations at the Kellar Institute for Human Disabilities at George Mason University.

    Named to the A-List, Today's Books Daily Book Register,Today's Books, 6/14/10
    Written by a staff of experienced educational professionals, Richard T. Boon and Vicky G. Spencer present an invaluable resource for educational professionals and teachers on many levels. Best Practices for the Inclusive Classroom is a core reference for any educational studies collection.,Midwest Book Review, 11/1/10