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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 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Using Read-Alouds of Informational Text to Promote Conversation Skills LIMITED

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This presentation will provide a summary of a research project utilizing strategies read aloud of informational text on topics selected by high school students with autism spectrum disorders. The students then used information learned to engage in conversations with peers who were nondisabled using an ipad-based conversation booklet. 1. Learn strategies for embedding informational text in an Ipad format. 2. Develop instructional intervention for teaching student to comprehend the text and use it for conversational turn taking. 3. Discover ways to embed the strategies in general education high school classes.

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Kathryn Haughney

Snyder Graduate Assistant and Doctoral Student, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Mrs. Haughney, under the direction of Diane Browder and Belva Collins, conducts research around effective methods for supporting learners with complex communication needs as well as creating general curriculum access for students with a multiple, severe learning needs. Her other research interests include alternate achievement literacy and meeting the needs of culturally diverse learners.


Thursday December 1, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Grand B 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

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