Taking Sides: Parent Views On Inclusion Analysis

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In the article, Taking Sides: Parent Views on Inclusion for Their Children with Severe Disabilities, it talks about several parents who support, or are resistive, to inclusion in a classroom. The parents that did not agree with inclusion state that their children did and would not benefit from this classroom program. They stated that this program did not benefit them educationally or socially. The parents that were supportive of inclusion stating that the children would learn from the regular classroom environment (Palmer, Fuller, Arora, & Nelson, 2001). Putting a child with a disability in a classroom with other children really does help both types of students. They can really learn from each other is several aspects. Students that have …show more content…
There were several areas that were discussed; for example, the importance of good friends, family relationships, worrying about performing well at school, coping with resilience, and their personal growth and development. In the end, the children felt supported, included, and the sense that they were capable of participating in just about anything and just as well as any other student (Foley, Blackmore, Girdler, O’Donnell, Glauert, Llewellyn, & Leonard, 2012). School is challenging; especially, in the world we live in today. Children can be so ugly and mean. However, just like these kids that felt accepted and a part of the group, Ro did as well. When Ro was in the fourth grade something great happened to her. She was voted “best friend” by several of her classmates. Even though, there were the typical pressures of wearing clothes that are in style and having the right hairstyle and then there being the fact the she has the disability that she has, her peers still voted for her. Ro’s inclusion in her classroom spread to the rest of the classroom; therefore, making such a difference in many of her peers. She was recognized by being voted for, because she is making such an impact on their …show more content…
A Concept Analysis of Participation in Children with Disabilities, was very inspiring. It states that “participation is essential to children’s development. Children with disabilities are at risk for restricted participation” (Woodgate, & Hoogsteen, 2009). Therefore, when a child has disabilities and they participate with the ones that do not, they gain so much. Their physical participation increases, their emotional and social skills improve, and just their overall outlook on life itself (Woodgate, & Hoogsteen, 2009). When Ro reached high school so many doors opened up for her. She was able to and joined the Key Club. She also participated with a local day-care center, which she helped other students that had disabilities. When Ro reached college, because of her inclusion, she wanted to and was able to take on any task. It was inclusion that helped Ro to be so self-sufficient. Now, she truly believes that she can accomplish anything and everything. Therefore, being in a regular classroom with other students was a great risk that Ro and her parents took and succeeded

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