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AUCD - Posters: Disability Studies

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Monday, December 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Location: Virtual


The impact of a 3 month feeding therapy program in children with developmental disabilities and feeding disorders.


Ida Barresi, Master of Arts, Senior Speech Language Pathologist/C0-Director of , Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND

Children with feeding disorders often have poor oral hygiene and have a negative perception about food textures. We found that after 3 months of specific feeding intervention designed to increase a child's awareness of food properties along with providing a positive mealtime experience resulted in improved feeding outcomes.

Equity, Access, and Inclusion: Orienting Undergraduates from Multiple Disciplines to Social Justice in Disability Studies


Laura Eisenman, , Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD/LEND

How can undergraduates, who have interests in human services, education, and health professions, be supported to expand their "helping" orientation toward people with disabilities and engage with the broader social justice concerns of disability studies? This presentation highlights the curriculum and instructional elements of an introductory course that prompted students to think more critically about disability and concepts of equity, access, and inclusion.

Team Based Learning in a Disability Studies Course: Students? Attitudes and Perspectives


Majd Subih, , Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD/LEND

This poster describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of Team Based Learning (TBL) in a new undergraduate pilot course. Our aim was to enable students to critically explore disability studies concepts while holding agentic roles to their learning, relate what they learn to their major and future jobs, and create in-class communities.

Developing and Disseminating Tools to Address Substance Use Within Vulnerable Populations


Charlotte Workman, BS,CCRP, Program Manager, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

IMPACT provides technical assistance and services to infants and families exposed to substance use. This work has developed tools and products designed to address gaps in training, understanding, and services for this population, particularly in the rural setting. We will review existing tools developed to address substance use among women and children, highlight gaps in training and tools that exist and then review new tools developed to address those gaps.

Perspectives on Disability Studies and Advocacy from Parents of Transition-Aged Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Janvi Patel, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, OTD, OTR/L, Oregon Institute on Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND

A small-scale qualitative study that examines parents' perspectives on disability studies and advocacy when approaching transition-related issues for their children with autism spectrum disorder in order to guide the development of potential, future programming utilizing disability studies ideologies in the process of transition planning.

Feeling good about your smile: The implementation of an oral health intervention targeting people with intellectual disabilities in Arkansas


Brandy Sandersfeld, M.S., Program Manager, Partners for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD/LEND

The Arkansas Disability & Health Program at the University of Arkansas and Oral Health Kansas has trained dental hygienists to educate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Kansas' Feeling Good About Your Smile curricula. This session will outline Feeling Good About Your Smile and show the impact of the implementation of the program in Arkansas.

The Social Lives of Students with Disabilities who use Hybrid Education


Emma Peacock, Mx., Institute on Human Development and Disability, UCEDD

There has been an increase in the number of students with disabilities (SWD) who use hybrid schooling. Studies have looked into why parents choose alternative schooling; there has been limited research that focuses on the student's perspectives on using alternative schooling and the possible impact it has on their social lives. A qualitative study is being conducted to understand the perspective of SWD on alternative schooling and their social lives.