A review of research on cultural and linguistic diversity in severe disabilities

The school-aged population is becoming increasingly diverse with CLD students expected to represent half of this population by 2020. Much research addresses the needs of CLD students with high-incidence disabilities, but little addresses CLD students with severe disabilities. This session describes a systematic review of literature in this area. 1. As a result of this presentation, participants will identify issues/barriers related to educating cultural and linguistic diversity students with severe disabilities. 2. As a result of this presentation, participants will identify key implications for practice related to cultural and linguistic diversity students with severe disabilities. 3. As a result of this presentation, participants will describe models for future research inclusive of cultural and linguistic diversity. 4. As a result of this presentation, participants will identify the key areas and sub areas of research surrounding culturally and linguistically diverse students with severe disabilities. 5. As a result of this presentation, participants will identify the main sources of information (journals) for research regarding CLD and severe disabilities.

Jordan Shurr and Meaghan McCollow