Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
General education classrooms are changing to become more inclusive for students with mild disabilities. However, teachers are not always provided with the necessary communication tools to help these atypical students integrate effectively within the classroom. The objective of this capstone project is to help teachers appropriately discuss disabilities in the classroom as well as in the community. We addressed this matter through the creation and implementation of an educational brochure for teachers coupled with the instruction of hands-on learning centers about disabilities to collegiate future teachers. Through these efforts we provided educators/staff throughout Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and local institutions that work with students, information about how to answer student questions about disabilities, helpful teaching tips, and descriptions of the hands-on learning centers. All educators and adults working with children should be provided with this helpful information in order to foster accepting and informative classroom environments for all students.
Ruggiero, Ivy, "Creating Acceptance and Awareness of Mild Student Disabilities through Teacher Preparation" (2015). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 483.