Children with Special Needs:
- Role models who facilitate communication, social and adaptive behaviors.
- Learn motor, communication and other skills in natural settings.
- More stimualting environments.
- Getting a variety of class schedule gives them skills and knowledge they may not have received outside an inclusion class.
- Opportunities to make new friends and share new experiences.
- Membership/Sense of purpose or belonging in the classroom and school.
- Helps them to become more creative by seeing the ideas of others.
Children without Special Needs:
- More accepting of individual differences.
- More comfortable with children who have learning disabilities.
- Acquire leadership skills.
- Improved self-esteem.
- Diversity of friendsips.
- Encourages cooperation and tolerance.
Teachers of Inclusion:
- Awareness and appreciation of individual differences in all children.
- Access to specialists and resources to help all children.
- Learn new teaching techniques that can help all children.
- More understanding of child development.
- Work with more diverse group of children.
- Teachers may have to learn to use different approaches in order to get the information across to everybody so they can comprehend it.
- More encouraged to actively participate in community.
- Awareness of disabilities.
- Knowledge of typical development.
- Ability to receive additional help, instruction and information.