Topic: Inclusion in the classroom
General Purpose: To give a general overview on the benefits of inclusion in the classroom. Specific Purpose: To persuade the general public that inclusion is best for special needs students. Central Idea: The No Child Left Behind Act is assuring that children with special needs achieve the education level they are capable of.
A. Attention Getter: If you were the parent of a special needs child, wouldn’t you
you expect the school system to provide the highest level of services available?
B. Reveal Topic: Inclusion is a highly debated topic that most people don’t
understand, including the parents of a special needs child.
C. Credibility Statement: I am a special education inclusion teacher that witnesses
the positive effects of inclusion first hand.
D. Listener Relevance Link: The NCLB Act could one day affect you or your
E. Central Idea: The No Child Left Behind Act is assuring that children with
special needs achieve the education level they are capable of.
F. Preview Main Points: Tonight I will show that the benefits of inclusion far out-
weigh the negatives.
A. Main Point I: Mainstreaming is designed for children with disabilities to become involved more with the regular population. Students that are usually in self contained classrooms are allowed to take classes with the regular population. However the regular education students are aware of who these students are and can be very mean to these kids.
1. Subpoint: Mainstreaming can help students.
a. Support: Students who are mildly disabled are the main benefactors; they gain not only academically, but also socially. These students are given the extra time to complete tasks and usually their grades improve by a letter grade. b. Support: Kochhar, West and Taymans (2000) draw from the research to conclude that the benefits of inclusion across grade...
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