Episode 3 - Jennifer Johnson, Ph.D. Student at UNT

Jennifer has served in the field of education for about 10 years now. She was an interpreter for children who are deaf, taught deaf education, and served as an instructional specialist. Jennifer is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at UNT in emotional/behavioral disorders. Recently, Jennifer decided to pursue her degree full-time while working at Texas Woman’s University to serve distance learners. Jennifer is also part of an initiative to include safety statements in the individualized education plan (IEP). The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness, increase recognition and reporting, and prevent child abuse altogether.

In this episode, we discuss various resources for children with communicative disorders, the function of challenging behaviors, and how to ensure children with disabilities are living and learning in safe environments. Jennifer mentioned the following resources in her episode:

deafed.net

The OUR Project

http://www.handsandvoices.org/resources/OUR/index.htm

https://www.playitsafe.org/

http://deafed-childabuse-neglect-col.wiki.educ.msu.edu/

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1744291

Chelsi Pruitt