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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together our constituents to share resources and success stories, learn about field-driven best practices, and network within a community engaged in shared values. The Conference is attended by passionate leaders, experts, and advocates from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees are influential in their fields and communities, and play an important role in the provision of services and supports for the millions of individuals and organizations around the world; and include professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; self-advocates, adult service providers; students, family members, and many others.  This year’s conference theme, Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities, reminds us that equity, opportunity, and inclusion relies on the input of broad perspectives and experiences.
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Friday, December 6 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
How are Paraprofessionals Addressing Student Challenging Behavior?

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Paraprofessionals report spending a significant amount of time addressing challenging behavior among students with disabilities yet have limited training in this area. The purpose of this meta-analytic review was to summarize the current body of research involving paraprofessional-implemented behavioral interventions for students with disabilities. In this presentation, we will share findings about the conditions under which paraprofessionals have implemented behavioral supports and the effectiveness of these supports on student challenging and appropriate behavior. Results from this review have important implications for paraprofessional supports, especially in relation to addressing challenging behavior among students with more extensive support needs in inclusive settings.

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Virginia Walker

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education and Child Development, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Virginia L. Walker, PhD, BCBA-D, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and Child Development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Walker began her career as a special education teacher of students with extensive support needs in Atlanta... Read More →
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Kristin Joannou Lyon

Research Associate, University of Kansas
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Megan Carpenter

Doctoral Candidate, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
I am a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. My research focuses on educator implemented positive behavior supports for students with extensive support needs to promote access to inclusive settings. 

Friday December 6, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm MST
Akimel Ballroom 3