Selected Presentations

The following is a list of selected presentations made by members of the Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education in 2016. Graduate students' names are underlined; faculty members' names are bolded.

Multiple Presentations at Conferences and Meetings

Canadian Society for Studies in Education, May 2017, Toronto, ON

Bennett, S., Gallagher, T., Somma, M., Wlodarczyk, K., & Shuttleworth, M. Through the lens of Inclusion Coaches and classroom teachers: A system-wide transition to inclusive schools.

Copfer Terreberry, S ., & Specht, J. Students with LD: are we meeting their needs in today’s university classrooms?

Dare, L., & Nowicki, E. A. Moving students up a grade: Students’ beliefs about acceleration in inclusive classes.

Fairbrother, M. Understanding how complexity in early reading teaching and learning influences students’ opportunities to overcome reading difficulties in their primary years.

Howell, G. School leaders’ behaviors and teachers’ perceptions of their value for inclusive education.

Katz, J. Mental health, trauma, and the TRC [TeachResiliency.ca]: A Universal Design approach to trauma-informed care. 

Kipfer, A., & Specht, J. (2017, May). Educational assistants supporting inclusive education in secondary schools.

Lau, T. Z., & Nowicki, E. A. C hildren’s perspective on social exclusion of peers with learning disabilities: A cross-cultural examination.

McGhie-Richmond, D.  Inclusive education in a rural school district.

McGhie-Richmond, D., Specht, J., & Underwood, K. (2017, May). Research Panel in the symposium: Contemporary research and practice in teacher preparation and support for inclusive education.

Nowicki, E. A., & Brown, J. D. ‘Be friendly and kind’: Strategies for including classmates with learning difficulties.

Richardson, J., & Nowicki, E. A. Strategies for socially including students with disabilities: Secondary school student perspectives.

Sider, S., Maich, K., & Specht, J. Inclusive school leadership: Early results from a Canadian national study.

Somma, M., Bennett, S., Gallagher, T., Kipfer, A., & Specht, J.   Transitioning towards inclusion: A triangulated view of the role of Educational Assistants.

Tkach, R., & Gallagher, TSparking reading engagement through tablets during an early intervention reading program.

Whitley, J., Gooderham, S., Duquette, C., Cousins, J. B., & Orders, S. Implementing differentiated instruction: teacher beliefs and practices.

Whitley, J. (Chair), McGhie-Richmond, D., Specht, J., & Underwood, K. (Research panel); Hutchinson, N., & Killoran, I. (Research to practice panel). Contemporary research and practice in teacher preparation and support for inclusive education. 

Young, G., & Penney, S. Examining home and school relationships surrounding a child with a disability.

Council for Exceptional Children, November 2017, Toronto, ON

Bennett, S., Gallagher, T., Somma, M., Shuttleworth, M., & Wlodarczyk, K. Through the lens of Inclusion Coaches and classroom teachers: A system-wide transition to inclusive schools.

Dare, L., & Nowicki, E. A.  Voices of Ontario’s grade skippers.

Fletcher, D., Specht, J., & Allen, P. (2017, November). Increasing teachers’ confidence teaching students with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD).

Hunter, F., Specht, J., & Nowicki, E. A.   The influence of practicum experiences on pre- service teachers’ views of inclusive classrooms.

Ismailos, L .   Overcoming anxiety as a barrier:  A pilot study investigating perceptions of accommodated students in a post-secondary transition program. 

Sider, S., & Maich, KCaring and safe schools: How principals can foster a culture of inclusion for students with special needs.  Panel presentation on inclusive school leadership.

St. Hilaire, R., Gallagher, T. & Grierson, A .  Supporting high school struggling readers in guided instruction: Transfer of elementary pedagogies.

Somma, M., Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T.   Moving toward inclusion: Developing research-based collaborative relationships between teachers and educational assistants.

Single Presentations at Conferences and Meetings

AuCoin, A. (2017,  novembre). L’inclusion en éducation physique: lorsque l’exclusion n’est plus une option!  Inclusion in physical education:  when exclusion is not an option! Conférencière principale du Congrès annuel de la Fédération des éducateurs et éducatrices physiques enseignants du Québec, Montreal, QC.

AuCoin, A. (2017, mars). Le Nouveau-Brunswick : une province qui ose relever le défi de l’inclusion scolaire. New Brunswick: A province that has risen to the challenge of school inclusion. Conférence de clôture présentée au symposium intitulé Gestion de classe dans une approche inclusive, Congrès annuel de l’Institut des troubles d’apprentissage, Montreal, QC.

  AuCoin, A. (2017, février).   Au cœur de l’inclusion scolaire!  At the heart of school inclusion. Conférencière d’honneur invitée à la conférence annuelle de la North Central Teachers Conference Association, Edmonton, AB.  

  Dare, L., & Nowicki, E. A. (2017). Grade skippers share their advice: Trust the process and don’t panic. National Association of Gifted Children, Charlotte, NC.

Flanagan, T. (2017, March ). Universal Design for Learning: A practical tool to promote Inclusion for ALL learners. Talk for faculty and students at the Education University of Hong Kong (EDUHK), Tai Po, Hong Kong.

Flanagan, T. (2017, March ). Promoting a developmental system of Inclusion: Findings from Action Research on transitions & post-secondary Inclusion. Talk for faculty and students at the Education University of Hong Kong (EDUHK), Tai Po, Hong Kong.

Maich, K., & Mallabar, S. (2017, November). I get by with a little help from my friends: Promoting inclusion, communication, and social skills development. Association for Applied Behaviour Analysis International, 9 th International Conference, Paris France.  

Metsala, J. L., (2017, November). Research-informed practice in the early literacy classroom. ResearchEd, Toronto, ON.

Metsala, J. L., & David, M.D. (2017). Understanding and supporting academic achievement in university students with undiagnosed reading difficulties. International School Psychology Association 39th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK.

Nowicki, E. A., & Brown, J. (2017). ‘ Just go and help’: Including classmates with learning difficulties. Organizing Equality International Conference. London, ON.

Specht, J. (2017, February). The role of inclusive classrooms in promoting the well-being of all students. Presented at the Canadian Conference for Promoting Healthy Relationships at School for Youth, London, ON, Canada.

Specht, J. (2017, November). Inclusion promotes the well-being of all students. Presented at the launch of the Réseau équité RSEKN Equity Network, Ottawa, ON.

Taylor, M., Fairbrother, M ., Ghani, S., & Atas, S. (2017, June). The bricks and clicks towards success: Highlights of a blended learning project at the University of Ottawa. Kesarwani Lecture, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

Thompson, S. A., & Burke, K. J. (2017, October). Performance of excerpts from “ Ducks on the Moon: A Parent Meets Autism -  A Play with Music.” (An Evolving A/r/tography). The Loft, Regina, SK.

Thompson, S. A. & Burke, K. J. (2017, December). Full (Draft) Performance of “ Ducks on the Moon: A Parent Meets Autism -  A Play with Music.” (An Evolving A/r/tography). The Drama Lab, University of Regina, Regina, SK.

Whitley, J., Gooderham, S., Windmill, C., & Fairbrother, M. (2017, November). Are we really doing DI? Planning for the inclusion of students with exceptionalities through UDL and Differentiated Instruction. Equity Knowledge Network (RSEKN) Official Launch at Hillcrest High School.

Whitley, J., Fairbrother, M., & Gooderham, S. (2017, April). Supporting Student Inclusion: Focus on Social Emotional Learning. Workshop presented at the University of Ottawa’s Teachers Teaching Teachers Symposium.

Young, G. (2017, November). Teaching and learning with technology: An introduction to assistive and instructional technology to support students with learning difficulties. LD@school webinar facilitated by the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada.

Young, G. (2017, February). Inclusion, Universal Design for Learning, and assistive technology.  Webinar on Accessibility and Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners facilitated by Microsoft Canada. Press release accessible at: http://inclusiveeducation.ca/2017/02/15/3804/

Young, G. (2017, March) .  Inclusion, Universal Design for Learning, and assistive technology.  Webinar on Accessibility and Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners facilitated by Microsoft Canada. Press release accessible at: http://inclusiveeducation.ca/2017/02/15/3804/