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Including of Students with Down Syndrome

What are some strategies that a teacher can use to respond to concerns by parents, students or others who may object to inclusion and accommodation/modification of a student with Down Syndrome into the general education classroom?

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1. What are some strategies that a teacher can use to respond to concerns by parents, students or others who may object to inclusion and accommodation/modification of a student with Down Syndrome into the general education classroom?

a. Educate the parents, students and others about Down Syndrome through information session, books, etc. and on the known benefits of inclusion to other student in the classroom (see http://www.altonweb.com/cs/downsyndrome/index.htm?page=bosworth.html).
b. Invite the parents to visit the classroom as an experimental process.
c. Call a school/community meeting or conference on Downs Syndrome Inclusion inviting the parents and have as quest speakers ...

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This solution identifies and discuses specific strategies that a teacher can use to respond to concerns by parents, students or others who may object to inclusion and accommodation/modification of a student with Down Syndrome into the general education classroom.

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