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Each year, the TASH Conference strengthens the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world. This year’s conference theme, “Gateway to Equity,” explores inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, in living a fair, just, and balanced life. Return to TASH website.

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Thursday, December 1 • 10:20am - 11:10am
High School General Education Teachers' Knowledge of Inclusion LIMITED

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As the need for more inclusive practices are more prevalent, students with various disabilities are being educated within our area high school with same age peers. However, one population of students have less opportunities. The majority of students with severe disabilities are being educated in a self-contained setting for the majority of the day, learning from a functional life-skills curriculum. Results of this study, a survey design, investigated high school general education teachers' knowledge of terminology, practices, and supports related to teaching students with severe disabilities. The findings emphasize the need for more professional development and supports to teach students with severe disabilities in inclusive settings.

Objectives:
a. Through participation of this presentation, participants will be able to: a. Describe high school general education teachers' knowledge of terminology related to teaching students with severe disabilities.
b. Describe high school general education teachers' knowledge of supports for teaching students with severe disabilities.
c. Describe high school general education teachers' knowledge of evidence based practices for teaching students with severe disabilities.
d. Discuss discrepancies in high school education teachers' knowledge and identify areas for professional development opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Kroesch

Allison Kroesch

Assistant Clinical Professor & Doctoral Student, Illinois State University
avatar for Kristin Joannou Lyon

Kristin Joannou Lyon

Assistant Professor, Illinois State University


Thursday December 1, 2016 10:20am - 11:10am
New York Central 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Attendees (15)