Case Study: Inclusion Means Everyone

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Inclusion Means Everyone! Is a piece about a fictional scenario involving a 4-year-old child named Cody who is a current pre-school student. His teacher, Mrs. Benedetti, is very concerned that he is not demonstrating the normal skills of a student his age. Cody had gone in for testing and the team of doctors and psychologists concluded that he had Autism. After this, the schoolboard and Cody’s mother, Katie, were faced with the choice of taking him out of the classroom setting and secluding him with other autistic students or to keep him in the classroom setting and watch him struggle. After weighing the options, they decided to go with the Inclusion method. This means that Cody will have the ability to learn side by side with his peers as well as having extra help. The purpose of this article is to argue that the most beneficial methods of education for autistic children is through a mix of special and general education. Through the interdisciplinary roles of special educators, practitioners and the parents, I agree with the…show more content…
Benedetti sat down and had a meeting to discuss what was going on. Over the first few weeks of school Mrs. Benedetti noticed that Cody might be struggling with fitting in and transitioning activities. She then had Katie along with their team of instructors observe Cody in his environment to see how they could help him. I agree with the decision of trying to help him instead of saying he isn’t good enough for their school and sending him elsewhere or secluding him from the rest of the students. This is important to me because I visited my cousin in school when we were both younger and the teachers seemed to have no patience for him falling behind even though he is disabled. This was very problematic and hurt me a lot to witness first hand. Mrs. Benedetti cares a lot about Cody and wants the best for

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