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Including Learners with Severe Intellectual Disabilities: System Planning and Support for Greater Inclusive Practices

Including Learners with Low-Incidence Disabilities

ISBN: 978-1-78441-251-7, eISBN: 978-1-78441-250-0

ISSN: 1479-3636

Publication date: 4 February 2015

Abstract

This chapter explores a US state-endorsed tool for reviewing district, school, and classroom inclusive practices. The Best Practices for Inclusive Education (BPIE) assessment tool was developed through a collaborative initiative between state personnel, University faculty, and representatives from a federally funded technical assistance project, Florida Inclusion Network. The tool supports a facilitated review and subsequent action planning for greater inclusive practices that includes learners with severe intellectual disabilities. This chapter describes the BPIE process and offers examples of its application in districts across Florida with particular reference to practices that support learners with severe intellectual disabilities.

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Barnitt, V., Jones, P. and Thomas, D. (2015), "Including Learners with Severe Intellectual Disabilities: System Planning and Support for Greater Inclusive Practices", Including Learners with Low-Incidence Disabilities (International Perspectives on Inclusive Education, Vol. 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 63-87. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-363620140000005003

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