To me the wave model is a vital component
when one is on the road to create an inclusive school, because of the different
models that one use.
In inclusive you cannot use one method to teach
because we do not plan for a class but for individuals with different needs., It
calls for observation, adaption to teaching and learning, doing research, making
apparatus, implementation of different strategies, creating opportunities for
group work, as well as working with parents just as the first wave model calls for.
Wave 2 on the other hand calls for more than what the
teacher did in wave 1, it involves wave 1 with added strategies.
Such interventions as: working with parents and the
community if it lends itself to that, using information on the child collected
by the school overtime, using devices and other aids, if the disability requires
it, as well as collaborating with colleagues, consulting specialist. This wave
goes so far to suggest making adjustment to the classroom or school to accommodate
the child, creating the buddy system, creating clubs in the school to foster
bond between the child and peers and using the peers to help the child better
understand what is being taught.
Wave 3 is more intense, because the child is still not
reaching his/her fullest potential. The teacher / the person in charge has to
now seek expert help, such as , the Student Support Division(SSD) as they will do in my country , these experts
will sit with teacher ,parents and child and further investigation will be done
and a plan will be created and
recommendations will be put forward as
they move forward to help that