Talberg, C. (2023). Creating Equitable Mainstream K-6 Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The research question posed for this capstone project is: How does a general elementary classroom teacher create an equitable and accessible learning environment for students with ASD? This question was explored through extensive research which is reflected in this paper’s literature review. Research has shown that many mainstream educators do not feel adequately prepared or trained to properly support and include students with ASD in their classroom (Jaffal, 2023). The capstone project that accompanies this research is a three-part professional development workshop. This workshop series was created for K-6 mainstream educators with the goal of providing general elementary classroom teachers with useful and applicable knowledge, strategies, and resources for how to best support students with ASD in their mainstream classroom. Each of the three sessions in this professional development workshop has a main topic of focus. The first, is providing educators with overall knowledge on ASD. The next session concentrates on how to create an environment of inclusivity and belonging for all students. The final session provides teachers with adaptable, ASD-specific resources and strategies that are meant to be applied in a mainstream classroom setting. The overarching goal of this capstone project is to help K-6 general education teachers to feel knowledgeable and prepared to teach students with ASD in their classrooms. Project Type Professional development Keywords ASD, mainstream elementary education
ASD, mainstream elementary education
Talberg, Christina, "Creating Equitable Mainstream K-6 Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 994.
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