Many Catholic publishers have products that support inclusive faith formation. View list of catechetical tools below.
The Adaptive Teacher:
Faith-Based Strategies to Reach and Teach Learners with Disabilities
This book will teach you how to maximize the effectiveness of your lessons with concrete strategies you can implement in your classroom tomorrow that will benefit all learners. Written by John E. Barone and Charleen Katra, who bring over forty years of combined experience working with people with disabilities, this guide for teachers and catechists addresses crucial topics that will enrich the scope and reach of your teaching.
Every lesson is designed to utilize multiple modalities of learning to meet a variety of learning and instructional challenges. Resources include print books and a digital portal with many additional print learning activities and video and audio selections that can be easily accessed on almost any digital device. Christ In Us includes multiple learning models for religious faith formation that meet the individual needs of every family, and students with individualized learning plans. There is a flipped classroom model, a school model, a parish model, and a Liturgical year model, a summer session model and a model for at-home instruction. Every lesson includes an “Adapting the Lesson for Inclusion,” a feature that guides catechists in differentiating the lesson instruction for students with learning differences and physical limitations. Every lesson also has an inclusion activity that identifies activities that can be modified to address the individualized needs of children with disabilities.
How to Talk to Children about People with Disabilities
This booklet guides parents and catechists to help children learn how the words we use, the looks we give, the food, clothing, and shelter we share are all important in reaching out to others, especially the most vulnerable among us. As disciples of Jesus Christ we want to speak, act, and love in ways that honor the dignity of all human life. This booklet offers ideas, prayers, and strategies to expand our horizons to include all God’s children.
A rich reference for teachers to use when preparing students with disabilities for Eucharist. This book has Scripture stories using pictures and minimum wording to illustrate the heart of Christ's message. Also included are hints for effectively reaching students, questions to consider, concept words, visual, auditory and kinesthetic activities, and a resource list of supplemental publications related to these topics. Student edition catechetical resources include "All About Mass" and "Who is Jesus." Both of these resources are available in Spanish.