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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 School Visits to Prepare Doctors to Better Serve Children with Disabilities LIMITED

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In order to better prepare physicians to support individuals with disabilities and their families, a new curriculum was piloted at a School of Osteopathic Medicine. Third year medical students, during their pediatric rotation, were required to visit and observe classrooms that included children with significant special needs. The impact of the observations was measured through a survey of perceived competency in requisite pediatric knowledge and skills and an assessment designed to determine their knowledge of questioning strategies to communicate with children and their parents. The program, the findings, and the future direction of the research will be discussed. This project is aligned with the theme of the "gateway to equity" by ensuring the physicians have knowledge of educational supports and services available for children with disabilities and are able to effectively communicate with parents and children about the school experience. At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Explain the importance of experiential learning for the physician in the school context. 2. Describe 3 ways that the classroom observations provide the physicians with examples of evidenced based practices for teaching children with disabilities. 3. Discuss the challenge of families and physicians having meaningful discussions about development during the 20 minute well visit.

Speakers
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Mary Sheppard

Rowan University


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

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