Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms: A Case Method Approach, 1st edition

  • Joseph Boyle
  • Mary C. Provost

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Combining the best of concept and application, Strategies for Teaching Students in Inclusive Classrooms: A Case Method Approach covers teaching methods and cases from inclusive education settings. Offering an innovative chapter sequence, it pairs concept chapters with case chapters to ensure readers understand core material and can apply it to real situations. 


Learn about special education law and inclusion, teaching in the inclusive classroom, effective use of behavior management in inclusive classrooms and effective techniques for teaching basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics. See how strategies work in real classrooms through the text’s clinical and narrative case studies that illustrate core concepts in action.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 – Using Cases in Special Education and Inclusion Courses

What Are Cases?

Case Questions

Background on Case Method Teaching

Case Method Teaching

Using Problem-Solving with Cases

Problem-Solving with Our Example Case: Coco Havlin

Support for Case Method Teaching

Using Cases in Courses


Chapter 2 – Special Education Law and Inclusion

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004


        Child Find and Zero Reject

        Evaluation, Classification and Placement

        Appropriate Education and the IEP

        The Least Restrictive Environment

        Parent Participation

        Due Process

        Confidentiality and Privacy

Using the IEP in the Inclusive Classroom

        Purpose of an IEP

        Content of the IEP

        Writing Measurable Goals, Objectives, or Benchmarks for an IEP

        Using the IEP in the Inclusive Classroom


Chapter 3 – Cases About Special Education Law and Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms

Case 1: Is This the Least Restrictive Environment?

Case 2: “Oh, no: Another due process hearing!”

Case 3: Why Won’t All Teachers Cooperate?

Case 4: Medical Procedures: A Liability Issue

Case 5: Does Mom Have a Case?


Chapter 4 – Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom

Inclusion and Collaboration

Professional Collaboration

Co-Teaching and Co-Planning Skills

Models of Co-Teaching

Monitoring Student Progress

Chapter Summary


Chapter 5 –Cases About Collaboration and Co-Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms

Case 1: To Build a Better Mousetrap

Case 2: Her Reputation Precedes Her

Case 3: Letting Go!

Case 4: Inclusion Gone Wrong

Case 5: A Clash with the Titan


Chapter 6 – Effective Use of Behavior Management in Inclusive Classrooms

Classroom and Behavior Management

        Classroom Management in Inclusive Classrooms

        Behavior Management in Inclusive Classrooms

        Functional Behavior Analysis and Behavior Intervention Plans

Supporting Behavior

        Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBS)

        Focusing Together

           Other Systems and Procedures



Chapter 7 – Cases About Behavior Management in Inclusive Classrooms

Case 1: Dumb as a Doornail!

Case 2: It Doesn’t Add Up

Case 3: The Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Talking

Case 4: Math is No Joke!

Case 5: Lui Learns History the Hard Way


Chapter 8 – Effective Techniques for Teaching Basic Skills: Reading and Written Language

Reading Instruction in “Typical” Inclusion Classrooms

Reading Instruction in High School

Research-Based Techniques for Teaching Reading

        Phonological Awareness and Word Identification Strategies

        STOP–Phonological Awareness Strategy 

        Word Identification Strategy

        Research Evidence


       Repeated Readings

        Research Evidence


        LINCS Vocabulary Strategy

        Research Evidence

Text Comprehension Instruction

        Paraphrasing Strategy

        Research Evidence






Research-Based Techniques for Teaching Writing


        Study Techniques for Spelling


Chapter Summary


Chapter 9 –Cases About Teaching Reading Skills in Inclusive Classrooms

Case 1: Fixing the Fluency of Frankie

Case 2: Trina Needs Help!

Case 3: Keeping Ruby Current

Case 4: Smack You Upside Your Head!

Case 5: Jumpin’ Judy


Chapter 10  – Cases About Teaching WrittenLanguage Skills in Inclusive Classrooms

Case 1: Who Should Take the Lead in Strategy Instruction?

Case 2: Cursive Handwriting: The Nightmare

Case 3: Spelling the Fernald Way

Case 4: Assistive Technology:  Is It the Answer?

Case 5: To Scribe or Not Scribe, That Is the Question


Chapter 11 – Effective Techniques for Teaching Math

Changing Standards

        Students with Disabilities

Meeting the Instructional Needs of All Students in Mathematics Lesson Planning to Differentiate Instruction

Metacognitive Strategies and Instructional Routines

Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Students with Disabilities

Progress Monitoring and Assessment

Summary and Discussion


Chapter 12 – Cases About Teaching Math Skills in Inclusive Classrooms

Case 1: Not a Sweet Deal

Case 2: Let’s Talk Math Skills

Case 3: Two Wells Make a Dam

Case 4: Too Much Dividing At Once

Case 5: No Time for Time


Chapter 13 – Effective Techniques for Teaching in the Content Areas

Problems in the Content Areas

Strategies and Techniques for Content AreaInstruction

        Course Organizer

        Unit Organizer

        Make Sense Strategies

        Supporting Reading and Writing in Content Area Instruction

Strategies and Techniques for Science Instruction

        Mnemonic Instruction

        Effective Techniques for Science Text Comprehension

Strategies and Techniques for Social Studies Instruction

        Content Enhancement Routines

        Levels of Learning and Associated Instructional Techniques



Chapter 14 – Cases About Teaching Content and Study Skills in Inclusive Classrooms


Case 1: Inclusion and Behavior Issues in a Content Area Classroom

Case 2: Inclusion and Instruction in the Content Areas

Case 3: Cooperative Learning– Is It “Right” for All Students with Disabilities?

Case 4: Study Skills–Who Needs Them?

Case 5: Are You Ready to Teach Biology?




Published by Pearson (July 21st 2011) - Copyright © 2012