Inclusion means that a child with special needs is assigned to a regular classroom and the necessary support services are brought to the student. The idea is that the child will benefit from being in the class academically, socially, or both. Often classroom teachers need aides to help them serve the needs of all students.
Some critics argue that students with severe disabilities may not benefit from being in a regular classroom. Most people agree that without adequate training for teachers and support for the students, fully mainstreaming special education students can be difficult.
Article by Ellen R. Delisio
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