Inclusion: Children with Disabilities

Inclusion: Children with Disabilities 

Infants and young children with varied developmental disabilities or developmental delays can be found in all communities throughout the nation. Families have the desire to provide high quality care and education for their children in their local communities. Federal, state, and local laws have authorized that programs and related services should be provided in settings where children with disabilities or developmental delays can have the opportunity to develop social relationships and learn side by side with typically developing children. This course is designed to help you define inclusion as well as distinguish federal laws that mandate these services. You will identify the benefits of inclusion for families and all children. You will also learn to recognize that there are different types of inclusion service delivery models for young children. In addition, you will identify ways to support families of children with disabilities and/or developmental delays. Specific modifications that support learning for all children will be also described.


Hours: 0.75


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education

0.75 HOURS

This course is approved by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education.

Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System

0.75 HOURS

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-INC
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify the legislation that has affected inclusion.
Describe ways to adapt and modify activities to maximize inclusion of children with disabilities.
Recognize best practices in inclusion.

Section 1: Introduction A. About this Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Fundamentals of Inclusion A. Meet Cody B. Reason for Change C. Legislation D. Incorporating the Legislation E. Benefits of Inclusion F. Benefits for Typically Developing Children G. Benefits for Parents H. Ongoing Opportunities for Support I. Types of Inclusion Services Section 3: Inclusion Strategies A. Support Changes in the Child’s Environment B. Modify Materials/Supplies C. Enhance the Manner in Which Instruction Is Provided D. Supporting Families E. Review Section 4: Conclusion A. Course Summary

Expert Reviewer: Linda Snead-Sanders MA, CCC-SLP
Linda Snead is a licensed speech-language pathologist with national certification. She has worked extensively in both Head Start and Early Head Start instructing teacher on how to use effective communication strategies with young children. She spoke at both state and national conferences topics related to young children. Disclosure: Linda Snead-Sanders MA, CCC-SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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