2018 TASH Conference has ended
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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Thursday, November 29 • 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Literacy Learning Opportunities for Students with Extensive Support Needs in Postsecondary Programs Seating Available

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The opportunity to learn and practice literacy skills in natural settings is critically important for children and adults. Because literacy skills form the foundation for learning other skills in a variety of educational, social, and employment-based contexts, there is a need to explore literacy learning opportunities for young adults. In this presentation, we will share the findings of a systematic literature review that explored literacy assessments and interventions for students with extensive support needs (ESN) in postsecondary programs. We will also share preliminary findings of a mixed-methods study that investigated the perspectives and experiences of postsecondary program personnel and ways students with ESN access literacy in postsecondary settings. The findings of the literature review and mixed-methods study will be discussed from the perspective of identifying innovative ways for young adults with ESN to access literacy learning opportunities within the natural setting of a community college or university campus.


Susan Copeland

Professor, University of New Mexico
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Alison Zagona

Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

Thursday November 29, 2018 4:25pm - 5:15pm PST
Sunstone - Third Floor 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201