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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.
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Friday, November 30 • 1:10pm - 4:10pm
Preparing Special Education Teachers to Work with Low-Incidence Populations

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A critical issue in the preparation of teachers working with students with significant disabilities is the lack of commonality in what preparation programs should include in their academic plans of study. As such, some special education teachers enter the workforce unprepared for the expectations of their role responsibilities. This level of unpreparedness is further intensified when teachers do not receive adequate support during their early years in teaching. With the recent recommendations outlined in the High-Leverage Practices from the Council of Exceptional Children, the way pre-service teachers are prepared will change their experiences during their early years in the profession. Special education teachers of students with significant disabilities require additional support as they seek to balance the academic and functional needs of their students. This phenomenological study explored the lived experiences of early-career special education teachers of students with significant disabilities and identified the skills and support the teachers needed to provide high-quality instruction to their students.

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Shannon M. O'Neill

Special Education Program Coordinator, Charleston County School District

Friday November 30, 2018 1:10pm - 4:10pm PST
Mt. Hood - Second Floor 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

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