Practical Access Podcast

S3: E1 Discussion about this season and tips for starting the school year

September 13, 2020 Season 3 Episode 1
Practical Access Podcast
S3: E1 Discussion about this season and tips for starting the school year
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Practical Access Podcast
S3: E1 Discussion about this season and tips for starting the school year
Sep 13, 2020 Season 3 Episode 1

Drs. Rebecca Hines and Lisa Dieker faculty members at the University of Central Florida share what is in store for this season. They also share some tips to get started under this unique school year.  Be set to meet an array of professionals in both content in the field and life experience on the topic of disability.  We are excited to share conversations with some amazing individuals this season.  

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Drs. Rebecca Hines and Lisa Dieker faculty members at the University of Central Florida share what is in store for this season. They also share some tips to get started under this unique school year.  Be set to meet an array of professionals in both content in the field and life experience on the topic of disability.  We are excited to share conversations with some amazing individuals this season.  

Lisa Dieker:

Welcome to practical access.

Rebecca Hines:

I'm Lisa Dieker. And I'm Rebecca Hines. And we are excited about season three. Lisa, what does everybody have to look forward to this season?

Lisa Dieker:

Well, you do what it's a season filled of experts. But really, it's experts around the realm of both experts as people with disabilities as well as experts as people who are in our field. So super excited, because no offense, but they won't have to listen to just you and me, though.

Rebecca Hines:

Well, I think everybody's probably ready for some other stories. So I personally, no offense, I'm looking forward to it myself, Lisa. Some of the things that I'm really looking forward to this season is actually hearing, I guess, from perspectives in our field that we don't always have access to. So you know, those of us who teach courses and stuff, we will read case studies and

Lisa Dieker:

Yeah, and you know, I keep keeping in the perspective, it's very funny because I honestly sit these folks, you know, emails on Labor Day, I'm just going to tell you, and within 24 hours, most of them were like, yes, I'm excited to share my story. And I think it's a reminder that we're, I always say, you know, the disability fight has been a civil rights fight. But I also think it's a

Rebecca Hines:

And just so our listeners know, of course, we will ask specific questions to help guide us as educators and as parents, you know, how did you, you know, how did you navigate through this piece and what happened in school that helped you to be successful or not successful. And I think as you said, these are going to be really practical things because they are things that people

Lisa Dieker:

Well, and then the other part of this season two is equally exciting as we truly just have people that are experts, experts in topics. So we try to kind of balance this season with experts from the personal lens. But experts in the field like you and I that really aren't experts, in my opinion, but we do know something from the work and schools and what we have seen. And yet I

Rebecca Hines:

well, I really hate to be so so much of a broken record on this. But when it comes to getting a child to sit in front of a computer all day and to at least pretend to be engaged. I will have to say principles of behavior management, the thing that matters most is to remember this, the age of the student. And the cognitive ability level of the student, sometimes the social emotional

Lisa Dieker:

So I'm going to piggyback on the reinforcement piece. And then I do have one other piece kind of for teachers and parents to think about. And that is, you know, also think about like we are big on class dojo or some type of where you can get in syntactical reinforcers, I think that's important to remind. But I also think that you know, it's one minute per age. So if it really is five us while we're trying to do the zoom cast. So I can only imagine. But if you have little children, you know, if it's if it's going to be at 10 o'clock, do you have the ability from 930 to 945, to let them run around, and make sure that there's not a structured time following unstructured time. And I think it's that same routine you would use in school, I would try to be using it at home in brick

Rebecca Hines:

one piece of advice for teachers have a moderator navigating your chat, so they can provide that reinforcement and you don't have to stop instruction. So if you do have a co teacher, take turns doing the instructional piece and moderating. If you have a paraprofessional, coach them up a little bit on moderating and that idea of saying really positive things to specific kids in the

Lisa Dieker:

Yeah, and I think it's the perfect time as I say to personalize an individualized technology, make sure your students with disabilities have the voice to text, text to speech, whatever they need. We now know they have it in front of them. Now it's time to personalize it. So thanks for joining us for this opening of season three practical access, please send us a anything you'd like