Down Syndrome Short Course: Session 1


Inclusive Classrooms – 5 Things Every Teacher MUST Know

Paula Kluth & Amanda Corby

90 minutes


The word ‘inclusion’ is used widely, often to represent a range of ideas, models and beliefs. But what does inclusive education – real, true inclusion – actually mean? In this session we’ll be exploring the knowledge, beliefs and actions required to make inclusive education a reality for all students. We’ll also examine common perceived barriers to inclusion for students with Down syndrome and, more importantly, why they’re just not real. A special focus of this session will be creating supports for students who are not at grade level and have different learning objectives than their peers.


Supplemental video

Supplemental documents

IEP Objectives Matrix

S. Cole (2020)-inclusion study

Research summary from the Australian Alliance For Inclusive Education

Live recording from Oct 4, 2021

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