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                      Benefits of Inclusion

Inclusion benefits everyone, from children to parents and school staff. Below are the benefits from many different perspectives.

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.

Parents:

  • More encouraged to actively participate in community.
  • Awareness of disabilities.
  • Knowledge of typical development.
  • Ability to receive additional help, instruction and information.