Neurodiversity in the Classroom

This workshop focuses on highlighting the strengths of students with disabilities. The neurodiversity movement encourages us to consider the gifts of conditions we have previously labeled as “disabilities”. in this workshop teachers will learn how to shift student perspective from what they can’t do to what they can. Topics covered include post-secondary goals, student self-concept and effective partnering with parents. In this presentation, I will describe the development of my research question and report on some of my research findings from three years of data collected at my suburban American High School. Participants will engage with current research and apply concrete strategies to improve their teaching practice.

Special Education, Neurodiversity

Learner Diversity and Identities

Workshop Presentation

  • Maureen Greene
    • Teacher, Special Education, Souhegan High School, United States NH, United States
    • I am a 10th grade teacher at Souhegan High School in Amherst, New Hampshire. Souhegan is an American high school of about 700 students. We are a progressive, research-driven school located about an hour outside of Boston. I have taught both English and Special Education for twenty years in several schools in the New Hampshire area. I have presented at the Coalition of Essential School's Fall Forum in Providence Rhode Island as well as the New Hampshire Department of Education's Colloquium. I have served as an adjunct professor at Keene State College in the Education Department and am currently employed by the University of New Hampshire as a teacher educator.