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Consider Behavior Models
When you group students in an Inclusion setting, remember to take into account that the special needs student will often imitate the behavior he/she sees. Make sure the models you present behave in the manner you want the Included student to pick up. Remember too, that the Included student has plenty to teach the rest of the class! They have lessons in perserverence, tolerance and understanding that all students (and teachers) can benefit from.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|