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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 • 9:35am - 10:25am
Facilitating Engagement in Inclusive Classrooms for Students with Extensive Support Needs Seating Available

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Limited research exists that describes how to include students with extensive support needs (ESN) in grade-level literacy instruction in inclusive classrooms. Therefore, the purpose of this project was to explore the relationship between the teaching strategies educators use during literacy instruction in general education classrooms and the engagement of students with ESN who are included in those classrooms. An additional purpose of this study was to investigate how educators learned about the teaching strategies they used and the reasons they selected those particular strategies. To answer the research questions in this study, we observed eight students with ESN and the educators who supported them in two fully inclusive elementary schools. During this session, participants will learn about the innovative ways students with ESN were supported to participate in grade level literacy activities that targeted skills in comprehension, phonological awareness, and vocabulary, to name a few. Further, participants will gain an insight in to the ways educators learned about these strategies. This information can be helpful for advancing inclusive education.

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Jennifer Kurth

Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Inclusive Education
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Kirsten Lansey

Doctoral Candidate, University of Arizona
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Alison Zagona

Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

Friday November 30, 2018 9:35am - 10:25am PST
Pearl - Second Floor 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201