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What are the pros and con of mainstreaming special education students?


To mainstream or not: this is a major topic at public schools and within the special education circles. Some want to see students with special needs given access to general education classroom and be exposed to the same curriculum as their peers. Others believe these students will be lost in the system. Parents of special needs students, administrators, psychologists and teachers (special and general ed.), let's see what you have to say on this topic.

 

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Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) says

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    Dean Traylor 20 months ago

    If all the student needs is accommodations (which may mean preferred seating or supporting lesson with visual/audio cue), mainstreaming will work for them. If the process involves modification (change) of lesson, then they shouldn't be mainstreamed.

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    Dean Traylor 20 months ago

    That's the tough part. You want to ensure they are with their non-disabled peers, but sometimes, they need more help. I wonder sometimes if that 'help" benefits or hinders the students. This is why IEP meeting are so vital.