Best Inclusive Education podcasts — Resources on the inclusion model for families and schools (Updated June 2018; image)
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Gary Brucker, Program Director for Courage for Youth Association and Lauri Swann Hunt, founder of Ollibean, are guests at our roundtable this week. The topic we are discussing is the notion that inclusion is more than a program and is based on attitudes and belief systems. In addition, it is important that schools must foster these attitudes th ...…
 
Listen to Frances Stetson and Mary Eaddy.By The Inclusive Class Podcast.
 
How should we be teaching our students with special needs? We start by presuming competence and believing that all children be held to high academic expectations. To hear more about the importance of presuming competence, listen to guests, Paula Lieb and Lauri Swann Hunt share their thoughts with Nicole and Terri.…
 
Amanda Morin and Robert Rummel-Hudson join The Inclusive Class Podcast this week! Amanda Morin is an advocate and author of The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education. Robert Rummel-Hudson is author of Schuyler's Monster. Together, with Nicole and Terri, the conversation will be about teaching our student's to self-advocate - the pros, ...…
 
Torrie Dunlap, CEO of Kids Included Together, and Amanda Morin, author of The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education, join our roundtable on this episode to talk about including students outside of the classroom. Because inclusion is not a program, its important to facilitate inclusive opportunities in both extracurricular school and co ...…
 
Carolyn Coil, education expert and author, and Frances Stetson, CEO of the Inclusive Schools Network, join the roundtable on The Inclusive Class Podcast this week. Together with Terri and Nicole, our roundtable guests will describe the elements of an inclusive classroom. We will talk about scheduling, supports, curriculum, accomodations, IEPs a ...…
 
Confused about inclusion? Listen to The Inclusive Class Podcast this week and learn what parents need to know about inclusive education. You will understand what inclusion is, how schools become inclusive, options for inclusion, and how to work with staff to create a more inclusive environment for your child. Lauri Swann Hunt from the site, Oll ...…
 
Why include students with special needs in the classroom? What is the benefit? Won't it be a distraction? These questions and more will be answered and discussed on this episode of The Inclusive Class Podcast. This week's roundtable guests include Lauri Swann Hunt (Ollibean) and Amanda Morin (The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education).…
 
Leah McRorie is our guest on this episode of The Inclusive Class Podcast. She will be discussing the need to take the word, "Special", out of the education system. An Inclusion Strategist for over 19 years in the Disability Community, Leah currently manages the children’s area at Gateway Association in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is an Ally ...…
 
Lisa Dieker returns as our guest on this epsisode of The Inclusive Class Podcast! For more information about Lisa, visit www.lisadieker.com.By The Inclusive Class Podcast.
 
On this episode, we will be speaking with Barbara J. Newman, from the CLC Network. The CLC Network has provided support for including people of various abilities in faith-based schools, charter schools and churches nationwide since 1979. Barbara J Newman is a church and school consultant for CLC Network. She is the author of “Helping Kids Inclu ...…
 
Nicole and Terri will share their thoughts and advice on what types of year-end activities your child should be included in and how. From a teacher's and parent's perspective, you will gain valuable insight into how to ensure your kids are part of the leaving ceremony, field trips, fun days and more! For more information, go to www.theinclusive ...…
 
Sandra McElwee is our guest on this episode. Sandra is an advocate for unborn babes with Down Syndrome, author of the books, "Who's the Slow Learner? A Chronicle of Inclusion and Exclusion" as well as, "My Name is Sean and I Have Something to Share." Sandra will talk about her son't experiences in the education system and how she sought to rais ...…
 
Tim Villegas returns to talk about ways in which Special Education teachers can support inclusion while working in self-contained classrooms.By The Inclusive Class Podcast.
 
Amanda Morin is our guest on this epidsode of The Inclusive Class Podcast. She is with us to talk about ways in which parents can advocate successfully for their child's special education Amanda is an education writer and author of two books, the newly-released, The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education and The Everything Kids' Learnin ...…
 
Nancy Peske, co-author of Raising a Sensory Smart Child, returns to the show to talk about anxiety in kids with sensory processing issues. For more information go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.By The Inclusive Class Podcast.
 
As a parent of a child with special needs, Aaron DeVries joins us to offer his thoughts and insight into inclusive education. Aaron also writes about his family's experiences at www.justadaddyo.com.By The Inclusive Class Podcast.
 
Personal experience with his own disability cerebral palsy (CP) drives freelance scribe and author Zachary Fenell to utilize writing and social media for promoting disability awareness. By working for clients such as The Mobility Resource, Handicap This!, and Think Inclusive Zachary’s obtained insights on inclusion from intervention specialists ...…
 
Amy Goodman, Co-Director of Autism Now at The Arc of the U.S. in Washington, DC, joins us again to address a very disturbing online trend that is known as cyber bullying. We are going to particularly talk about the cyber bullying of students on the Autism spectrum. Ms. Goodman, herself, is on the autism spectrum having been diagnosed with Asper ...…
 
Education not only takes place at school but also within community organizations. Church is one such example. This week on our podcast, we talk about ways in which kids with special needs can be included in their church activities. Amy Fenton Lee joins us again to continue the conversation about creating inclusive churches. Amy is a Director of ...…
 
Assistant Professor of Special Education, Megan Mackey, EdD, will be our guest on this episode of The Inclusive Class. Megan Mackey teaches courses at the undergraduate level at the University of Hartford. In addition to several other areas of interest, she has examined the inclusion of students with disabilities in middle school classrooms. Me ...…
 
What is Universal Design for Learning and how can it be used to support learners in the inclusive classroom? On this episode of The Inclusive Class Podcast we have guest, Dr. Loui Lord Nelson, join us to discuss the importance of UDL and how it can be used successfully to help all learners access the curriculum. Loui Lord Nelson has extensive e ...…
 
What are adaptations for student learning and why do we need them? How do we know if they are effective? Our guest this week, Jennifer Kurth, will answer those questions and more about adapting learning for students in the inclusive classroom. Jennifer Kurth is a faculty member at the University of Kansas in the area of Low-Incidence (severe) d ...…
 
On this episode, we talk with Charmaine Thaner about strategies for keeping IEP meetings positive and successful. Charmaine Thaner retired after 30 years of teaching to become a parent advocate. Her diverse experiences provide a unique perspective when collaborating with families and educators.In addition, she is the parent of a young adult who ...…
 
This week on The Inclusive Class Podcast, we talk with Christi Kasa, Ph.D., about differentiating lessons to reach all the learners in a classroom. Christi Kasa is the owner of Inclusion University, a consulting company that helps parents and educators create successful inclusive schools. Christi is also a professor and Department Chair in the ...…
 
Listen to guest, Mari Nosal, discuss ways in which students with Asperger Syndrome can be included in the general education classroom.By The Inclusive Class Podcast.
 
Dr. Joanne Pierson and Dr. Lauren Katz from Dyslexia Help at The University of Michigan, are our guests on this episode of The Inclusive Class Podcast. Our interview will focus on ways to include students with dyslexia in the general education classroom. We will talk about signs and symptoms of dyslexia, ways in which teacher's can help dyslexi ...…
 
Listen to guest, Celia Oyler, as she describes ways in which teachers can use research-based practices to faciliate inclusion. Celia taught in public schools for 15 years before getting her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For 10 of those 15 years she worked in inclusive classroom settings. She is currently a Professor of Educati ...…
 
Dr. Wayne Sailor, Director of the SWIFT Center at the University of Kansas, will be our guest on this episode. Dr. Sailor will use the SWIFT model of educational change to describe how American schools can become more inclusive. For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.By The Inclusive Class Podcast.
 
On this segment of The Inclusive Class Podcast we interview Susan Marks, from Northern Arizona University. Susan will discuss ways in which we can better prepare teachers to understand and include students with autism. Susan Marks is a professor of special education. Her belief is that educators being prepared in this area need to understand ho ...…
 
***There were some technical difficulties with this show but please keep listening as there is some fantastic information!*** We are pleased to have Dr. Ashleigh Molloy join us on this episode of The Inclusive Class Podcast. Dr. Molloy is going to help us understand what the role of a paraprofessional is in the inclusive class and how a parapro ...…
 
On this podcast, we will be talking with Andrea Prupas from inov8 Educational Consulting. Andrea works with educators, families and their children with special needs, and adults to integrate highly effective assistive technology tools into their lives at home and school. Andrea is going to share some of her favorite apps and how they can be use ...…
 
Guest, Ann Beninghof, will join us to talk about ways in which iPads can be used to facilitate inclusion in the classroom. For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.By The Inclusive Class Podcast.
 
What is a student-directed IEP and how is it different that a typical IEP? Can student-directed IEPs facilitate inclusion? Guest, Dr. Colleen Thoma will answer these questions for us and explain how IEPs that involve the student can facilitate inclusive opportunities. Dr. Thoma is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Special Education & D ...…
 
This week on The Inclusive Class Podcast, Terri & Nicole will interview Brenda Scheuermann about ways to positively support behavior in the classroom. A tenured professor at Texas State University, Dr. Scheuermann is nationally known as a professor and advocate for students with behavioral disorders. With the growing expectation of inclusive cl ...…
 
On this episode, Nicole & Terri will speak with Dr. Lisa Dieker about inclusive education at the high school level. With her exceptional knowledge and experience, Dr. Dieker will address ways in which inclusion can be achieved with older students. Dr. Dieker is a Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar at the University of Central ...…
 
Including Isaac is a movie about the true story of a boy and the community that surrounds and includes him in their everyday lives. Including Isaac was created by the Kala Project, started by the team at Bradley Productions, out of a desire and passion to share the stories that wouldn’t otherwise be heard. Listen to Nicole & Terri speak with Br ...…
 
Bill & Lori Binko, creators of the onine resource Lesson Pix, will be our guests on this episode of the The Inclusive Class Podcast. Using the material from their website, www.lessonpix.com, they will discuss ways in which visual supports can be used in the classroom from modifying instruction to communication. For more information, go to www.t ...…
 
Samuel Frei grew up disliking reading, writing and school. Then came along some teachers who saw the strengths and gifts Samuel had alongside his learning disabilities. Join Terri and Nicole on this episode as they talk with Samuel Frei about the uniques gifts that co-exsist with many learning disabilities. We will also discuss Samuel's book, T ...…
 
Dr. Kristin Kosmerl returns to this episode of The Inclusive Class Podcast to talk about making plans and writing IEPs that keep kids with challenging behaviors in the classroom and not in the Principal's office. Dr. Kosmerl is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst as well as a Supervisor of Special Education for a public school district in Pennsy ...…
 
Lisa Friedman is the Education Co-Director at Temple Beth-El in Hillsborough, N.J. This position includes overseeing an extensive special needs program within the religious school, with programs designed to help students successfully learn Hebrew, learn about their Jewish heritage and feel connected to their Jewish community. Lisa also works to ...…
 
Nancy Peske, co-author of Raising a Sensory Smart Child, will be our guest on this program. Using her own experiences with a child who has sensory processing issues, Nancy will discuss ways in which schools can support and include students with sensory processing challenges. For more information, go to www.theincusiveclass.com.…
 
Dr. Temple Grandin will be our guest on this episode of The Inclusive Class Podcast. Dr. Grandin is a leading advocate for Autism, an animal expert, author and professor. In 2010, HBO released an Emmy award-winning movie about her life. In addition, she is one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. For more information, go to www.thein ...…
 
Julie Riley has worked and taught students with developmental disabilities for the past decade. She will draw upon her experience and insight to provide practical suggestions for including students with special needs during recess and other unstructured times in the school day. For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.…
 
Once labelled "severley learning disabled" by his teachers, Jonathan Mooney survived school to eventually graduate from Brown University (with honors). Jonathan will talk to Terri and Nicole about living with a learning disability and how to view it as a difference and not a disability. For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.…
 
Catherine Stafford, a licensed Social Worker and Certified Nurtured Heart Approach Trainer, talks about ways to interact, nurture and bring out the best in kids with autism. This interview will be of interest to parents, families and teachers who live and/or work with kids who have autism. For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.…
 
Educator and author, Karen Hume, will be on our podcast to talk about working with kids who are "tuned-out". Kids who are resistant and disengaged with learning are some of the hardest students to work with. Karen will provide ways in which to tune those kids in and bring back the joy of learning. For more information, go to www.theinclusivecla ...…
 
Please join us for a special interview on Friday, August 30 @ 9 AM EST, when we have filmmaker, Dan Habib on the show. Dan returns to our podcast to talk about his latest film, Who Cares About Kelsey? Focussing in on the themes and issues in his movie, we will talk to Dan about the importance of reaching students with emotional and/or behaviora ...…
 
Want to know the secrets to successful, inclusive school? Listen to The Inclusive Class Podcast this Friday, August 23 at 9 AM and learn how a truly, inclusive school works. Guest, Brenda Giourmetakis, will talk to us about inclusive programming, how a school can be structured for inclusion and ways to include ALL kids. Brenda Giourmetakis is a ...…
 
Dr. Howard Margolis is our returning guest on this episode of The inclusive Class Podcast. He will talk about 11 things that struggling readers need to succeed. Howard Margolis, Ed.D., is Professor Emeritus of Reading and Special Education at the City University of New York. Howard is former editor of the Reading Instruction Journal and the Jou ...…
 
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