Shared Decision Making Impact Inclusion Research Paper

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| Inclusion: Making It Happen So All Students Progress | Prince George’s County Public Schools | | Davina Hurt | 4/29/2013 | Kuhns, D., & Chapman, P. (2006). How does shared decision making impact inclusion. National Forum Of Special Education Journal, 17(1), 1-17. Retrieved from Journal Volumes/Kuhns, Deborah E How does shared decision making impact inclusion.pdf. The article is review of research done on the impact of shared decision-making as an effective tool to empower and collaborate with a team required to support the progress of students with special needs. The article recognizes the law within the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which requires that students with special needs be placed in the least restrictive environment in which they are able to progress successfully in the school setting. Recognizing the law of IDEA, the article presents that a key to making the inclusion process successful is to have shared decision-making. That realistically, where the general education teachers are brought into the decision-making process at the end of the inclusion process, those teachers must be included at the beginning.…show more content…
The article relays the disparity on the amount of time the students with special needs must be incorporated into the regular classroom environment. Although there are differences in opinion regarding the clause to place students with special needs in the least restrictive environment, the article also states that the law, IDEA does not require inclusion as the end result to meeting the mandate of an Individualized Education Program (IEP). (Kuhns & Chapman,

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