Attitudes and Beliefs About Special Education and Students with Disabilities Name: _________________________________ Date: __________________________________ Sentence Completion Activity #1 Instructions: Please complete each statement. Where applicable, please circle your choice of the bolded terms in the parenthesis. Please use your own words to complete sentence number 4. You may add in additional sentences after responding to an item, if you wish. 1. I (have / have not) had experience with children who have special needs. 2. At my current fieldwork placement, there (are / are not) students who have special needs in my classroom(s). 3. When I think about children who have special needs, the following three words immediately come into my mind to describe how I feel... _________________ _________________ _________________ 4. As a regular/general education teacher, I think that I (will / will not ) be responsible for teaching students who have special needs because... (activity from McNamara (Spears), 2002) Financial Support for Project IDEAL is provided by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, with Federal funds* made available by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Developmental Disabilities. *$599,247 (74%) DD funds; $218725 (26%) non-federal resources The views contained herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the funding agency[s]. No official endorsement should be inferred.