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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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Friday, December 2 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
The Right to Write: Even if I CanŸ??t Hold a Pencil LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

All students need to learn written expression skills, including students who have severe and multiple disabilities. This project covers not only the why, but the when and how to teach written expression for students with the most severe learning challenges including intellectual, physical disabilities and deaf-blindness. There is a growing body of evidence-based practice that demonstrates writing is an important part of literacy instruction. Staff who work in school systems need more training because there are still many barriers for students with significant disabilities in learning not only to read, but also write. By the end of the session, participants will be able to: a. ) explain why written expression is important for students who have complex learning challenges. b. ) identify components of literacy instruction, especially for written expression. c. ) develop specific writing instruction strategies for an individual with complex learning needs.

Speakers
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Dee Steinbach

Occupational Therapist, The Joy of Occupational Therapy
I am an occupational therapist who has provided OT services to public schools in KS for more than 25 years. I have a passion to provide services and supports to students with the most significant challenges, especially in the areas of reading and writing. I work hard to find the right... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm CST
Conductor Room 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103