Special Education Teacher Perspectives on Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities

This presentation is a summary of two surveys conducted with special education teachers who educate students with severe disabilities. The first survey addresses the teacher’s perceptions on what curriculum students with severe disabilities should be taught (functional, common core content standards or both).  The second survey contains information on how well teachers educate students with severe disabilities. Outcomes influence future for teachers and students. Participants will learn about the perceptions of the special education teacher’s views about curriculum for students with severe disabilities. Some special education teachers felt the common core is appropriate for students with severe disabilities others felt functional skills are needed as the primary curriculum. A few teachers felt a blend of both curriculum are needed.   Participants will learn about the perceptions of special education teachers instructional abilities. Many special education teachers felt they were well prepared to teach students with severe disabilities. Others felt unable to meet the needs of the students.   Participants will be able to see how both of these areas influence the special education teacher’s future desire to teach in the field.

  • DAY 1. The Thursday Poster Presentation SessionThursday, December 4, 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Grand Ballroom North B (Set Up will be 1:30 to 4:30 PM)
  • DAY 2. The Small meeting sessionsFriday, December 5, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Mtg Planner Office A
  • BEST Posters AwardsFriday, December 5 at 2:10 PM. Grand Ballroom North B