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  • Inclusion, learner support and assistive technology
  • Ledwaba G, Mophosho M
  • ISBN: 9780627038112
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627038129
  • 268 Pages | Published: 2022

This book focuses on the rights-based approach to education that seeks to achieve educational equality, social justice, and learning success or achievements for all learners in Early Childhood Education settings, special, full service and mainstream schools. The significance of inclusive schools is not only about providing quality education to all children, but also helping to change discriminatory attitudes, practices, creating welcoming communities and developing an inclusive society.


Inclusion of learners can only succeed through learning support and the use of assistive technology.

Part 1:The foundations for including all
Chapter 1 : Introduction to inclusive education for learners with disabilities: An Afrocentric perspective
Chapter 2 : Implementation of inclusive education: an African perspective
Chapter 3 : Equity, social justice and ethics for learners in need of additional learning support
Chapter 4 : Understanding the diversity of the learner population in schools
Chapter 5 : International and national policies that mandate inclusive education
Chapter 6 : The models underpinning inclusive education
Chapter 7 : Promoting accessibility for people with disabilities

Part 2 : Procedures and strategies for learner support
Chapter 8 : Assessment approaches for learning support
Chapter 9 :Curriculum differentiation and universal design for learning (UDL) in ensuring access to inclusivity
Chapter 10:Collaboration between professionals, paraprofessionals, parents and communities
Chapter 11:Promoting cultural competency in an inclusive setting
Chapter 12:A framework of support to understand health promotion in inclusive settings
Chapter 13:Inclusive education in early childhood development
Chapter 14:Early childhood intervention
Chapter 15:Transitional planning and work preparation for learners in need of a high level of support
Chapter 16:Support and assistive technology for learners with speech impairments: Augmentative and alternative

Part 3:Assistive technology for learners with visible and invisible disabilities
Chapter 17:Inclusion of learners with blindness and visual disabilities
Chapter 18:Assistive technology for learners with hearing impairments
Chapter 19:Support and assistive technology for learners with physical impairments
Chapter 20:Assistive technology for learners with learning disabilities
Chapter 21:Supportive and assistive technology for learners with intellectual disability: An African perspective
Chapter 22:The process of procurement of assistive devices for inclusivity
Chapter 23:Where to from here?

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