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2019 TASH Conference
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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.

Saturday, December 7 • 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Building an Evidence Base in the Field of Deafblindness Seating Available

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This session will describe the existing literature in the field of deafblindness and the importance of conducting further high-quality research to identify evidence-based practices (EBPs). There is little current, well-developed research that meets requirements of quality research designs as specified by the What Works Clearinghouse for this population, which has led to the use of instructional strategies with limited empirical support with children with the most intensive support needs for participation in all activities and settings. Three distinct studies focused on children with impairments in both vision and hearing were conducted to build the research base informing practice in the field of deafblindness. Results and methodological considerations will be presented for this group of three studies. Implications for practice and future research will be discussed, with attention to how implementation of EBPs help build diverse and inclusive communities by increasing the effectiveness and efficiency with which skills required for full school and community participation are taught.


Saturday December 7, 2019 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room: Rattlesnake 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

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