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Meet Professor Tiffany Jones
What practices support professionals in identifying and teaching students who have skill deficits versus those with performance deficits? Tiffany Jones explores these questions with students in her instructional methods courses at PSU.
Ask Professor Sheldon Loman
How do we create schools that effectively support all learners in general education environments?
Ask Professor B. Lynn Coupland
When identifying students for service how can we differentiate a physical, mental or emotional special need from the challenge of learning the English language?
Ask Professor Randall De Pry
How do we support children and youth with challenging behavior in school and community settings?
Meet the first graduate of the Native American Urban Teacher Program
What would it be like to grow up Native American in our preK-12 school system? No one would know this better than Terri Reed, the first graduate of the American Indian Urban Teacher Program (AIUTP).
Meet Professor Christine Downs
How can committed teachers avoid burnout? Ask Professor Christine Downs
Ask Professor Julie Esparza Brown
How can you learn to differentiate between ELL students who are struggling because of second language acquisition issues or disorders?
Meet Professor Steve Isaacson
How do you teach writing to students with learning problems? Ask Steve Isaacson, who helps teachers teach written composition to students who struggle with literacy skills.
Meet Professor Helen Young
Autism affects one child in 110. Where can teachers learn about effective educational practices for children with autism?
Meet Professor Amanda Sanford
How do we improve literacy outcomes for a diverse range of learners? Dr. Amanda Sanford explores this question in her instructional and supervisory role at Portland State University.
Meet Professor David Allen
How can young children benefit by interacting with senior citizens? Ask Professor David Allen.
Meet Professor Leslie Munson
How can you approach your special education career through family-centered and strengths-based models? Dr. Leslie Munson emphasizes the importance of these approaches as she prepares students to provide services to children with special needs and their families.
Preparing teachers to serve children with special needs
Autism Training and Research Center
How do we improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders?
Project BRAILLE - USA
Professor James O."Blue" Bickford in the Department of Special Education is the project director for a national distance distance learning program preparing teachers of children with blindness and visual impairments.
Meet Director Ruth Falco
All children, including those with special needs and disabilities, deserve inclusive and effective educational practices. Ask Professor Ruth Falco about research in the GSE that applies and develops these practices.
Ask Professor Chris Borgmeier
How can schools implement evidence-based practices that can provide safe, positive school experiences for ALL students?
Meet Professor James Bickford
Visioning the needs of children who are blind and visually impaired lets one reach a zenith of creativity. Dr. Bickford coordinates the sole program in the northwest and a national distance education program that prepares teachers of blind or visually impaired children.