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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, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion,” shows the resilience of individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Conference attendees will celebrate their passion for disability rights, civil rights, and human rights while exploring inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs. Return to TASH website.

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Friday, December 15 • 8:30am - 9:20am
We want to read too! Modifying shared reading for children with complex communication needs LIMITED

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The ability to read is essential to both academic success and overall quality of life. Reading is a pivotal skill, that is, the ability to read leads to further learning opportunities and empowers individuals to better access their community. Unfortunately, students who have complex communication needs (CCN) are often restricted in their opportunities to develop literacy skills resulting in dismal reading outcomes for this population. An estimated 50% - 90% of individuals with complex communication needs are either illiterate or reading well below grade level expectations (Koppenhaver & Yoder, 1992). In this study, we evaluated the feasibility and promise of a modified shared reading intervention package for students with CCN. The results of the study demonstrate that children with CCN are able to "participate (and benefit from)?shared reading activities given appropriate modifications and accommodations.

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Veronica Fleury

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
Veronica Fleury, Ph.D., BCBA-D Dr. Fleury is an assistant professor of special education at the University of Minnesota, where she also serves as the coordinator for the autism teacher licensure and masters degree program. Her research focuses on optimizing instruction for learners... Read More →
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Talya Kemper

Assistant Professor, California State University East Bay
Assistant Professor at Cal State University East Bay. I work in the Teacher Education Department preparing future general education teachers in working with students with disabilities that are included into general education classrooms. I was a full inclusion teacher for students... Read More →

Friday December 15, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
L405 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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