01 Oct What Can I do TO Support Effective Inclusive Practices in my Child’s Classroom?
What can I do to Support Effective Inclusive Practices in my Child’s Classroom?
Successful implementation of inclusive educational programs requires the involvement and the support of parents of children with special needs at all levels.
Here are a few ways you can support your child and his/her teacher.
Ask your child’s teacher what you can do at home to make it easier for your child to be included, such as helping with special homework, practicing vocabulary and communication skills
Stay on top of what your child is learning at school. Ask your child’s teacher to share the results of his/her weekly progress. Request for a daily class activity to review with your child at home
Read stories to your child about friendship and belonging. For example; Talk about how to make friends at school. Ask your child to write about the meaning of friendship or discuss it if the child cannot write
- How do friends help each other?
- What are some things friends do together?
- How can you make new friends?
Share ideas with the school about what is helping your child at home with learning, communication or social/behavioral difficulties. Open communication between home and school will help support your child’s routine learning
Be a part of the school. Participate in activities such as the Parent Teacher Association, School Advisory Committee, teacher-parent meeting and other activities where family members are needed.
Thank teachers for efforts to include your child. Send thank you notes. Celebrate success no matter how small. Let the principal and school board members know how teachers are helping to include your child.