Dianne Tracey shares:
I think probably the most outstanding examples is one of the art teachers that was originally trained with that group has become the biggest champion for the whole idea of collaboration and inclusive education. She has found that a lot of the accommodations and modifications that we had for a particular student with disabilities, she was able to apply across her entire class, it was a first grade class. And in art, one of the goals for the particular student was to identify color words and we provided some modifications and adaptations she could use in her classroom. And as a result, all first graders that needed reinforcement in recognizing color words were getting that same input as that Special Ed student who we had focused on.
I think she was really excited that we were asking her to do things that were specific to that student but they were able to be applied across the regular education classroom.
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