Special Education Showcase Research Projects
L to R: Dr. Aftab Khan, Scout McDevit and April Bromley
On November 20, a group of students from Dr. Khan’s class (SPED-489) created a poster presentation based on their examination of research-based practices for supporting the learning of students with special needs. There were several steps to this project such as students identifying a student with learning needs from their class/acquaintance. Students also reviewed empirical research studies that have examined the effectiveness of the intervention. In the poster presentation students described:
- an introduction of their student with special needs, however, they preserved the confidentiality. They also described their student’s level of functioning and learning needs,
- an appropriate researched-based practice for their students and described the purpose, the components, and the effectiveness of the intervention (what need/characteristic is it addressing),
- the assessment strategies that teachers can use to determine whether the student is responding to the intervention.
Students were required to provide the handout (a brief summary of their poster presentation) along with references. Students were also required to provide a detailed description of their poster presentation (word format). All references were completed in an APA style. For a complete list of the research projects, click here.
Students in Dr. Ruth Meese’s SPED 321 Reading and Language Arts for Students with Exceptional Needs hosted a showcase to highlight their research projects on December 8.