Practical Access Podcast

Practical Access Podcast

Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines, professors at the University of Central Florida in the College of Community Innovation and Education, have worked with schools and parents across the country. They take a fun and informal look at "practical" situations from teachers, parents, and people with disabilities. Our approach is fast, flexible thinking about "real" life problems. This podcast is not about the "legal" approach, but our best advice from both personal and professional experience.

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December 3, 2021 13 min

We cannot believe this is the last episode of Season 6. We have a special guest for today's episode,  Dr. Rachel Hallet-Njuguna. Listen in to hear her share some practical tips and suggestions with Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines on how to incorporate coding into the classroom. 

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A key component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. However, what happens when caregivers and parents do not even know the first step to g...

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November 24, 2021 11 min

A key consideration for schools as they seek to increase family engagement must be how to truly connect families.  In order to make family engagement meaningful and lasting, the goal must be to create a systemic culture of collaboration that can grow and evolve with the needs of students, parents, and teachers.

In today's episode, Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines discuss how to build a culture of collaborative family engagemen...

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November 23, 2021 10 min

While sitting through a meeting is one thing, leading one is another.  Leading takes extra time, effort, and preparation, but that's not all. In today's episode, Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines are talking about how to prepare to lead a meeting. Tune in to learn some practical tips that you can implement! 

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November 18, 2021 9 min

In today's episode, UCF Professors Drs. Rebecca Hines and Lisa Dieker are talking about how to get organized! Tune in to hear practical tips that you can implement.

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November 16, 2021 6 min

In today's episode, UCF Professors Drs. Rebecca Hines and Lisa Dieker are talking about how to create respectful classrooms. Tune in to hear practical tips that you can implement in your own classroom!

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November 12, 2021 8 min

In this episode. UCF Professors Drs. Rebecca Hines and Lisa Dieker talk about high leverage practices (HLPs) for students with disabilities. They discuss HLPs including how they were developed, what they are, the supporting evidence (as available), and how they can be used in classrooms.

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UCP is Where Passion Meets Purpose. Today, Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines sit down with Dr. Ilene Wilkins to talk about what makes UCP's Philosophy unique in bringing Support, Education, and Therapy to children of all abilities.

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"When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience." Today, Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines sit down and talk with University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni and Zumba lover, Elyse Mundelein.  Elyse Mundelein became the first person with Down syndrome to be elected into UCF's SGA, but her journey didn't start there. Working alongside her support ...

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"Inclusive educators believe in valuing student differences and supporting their learning needs to the greatest extent possible." Today, Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines sit down and talk to Anna O'Connor-Morin. Anna O'Connor-Morin is the Director of Education and Instruction at United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Florida's Bailes Campus. UCP Bailes is an OCPS public charter school for students with and wit...

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We must ensure that all students are not further disadvantaged in their scholastic efforts because of the inability to obtain basic materials. We must protect and raise the self-esteem of our students who are unable through no fault of their own to add the many aesthetically pleasing extras to work created outside of the classroom environment." - Dr. Martha Lue Stewart.

Today, Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines sit down with Dr....

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October 22, 2021 13 min

"Co-teaching does not exist solely to bring two teachers together. Co-teaching exists to serve students." Today Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines sit down and talk with their colleague, Dr. Kimberly Cass.

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Executive function includes working memory, planning, organization, social inhibition, self-regulation, and cognitive flexibility. It is an area where many students with disabilities struggle (Vasquez & Marino, 2020). Today Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines sit down and talk with their colleague, Dr. Marino. 

Dr. Marino is an associate professor of Exceptional Education at the University of Central Florida and a former secondar...

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Mathematics is not just about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms, it is about understanding. Today Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines dive into the field of mathematics with their colleague, Dr. Juli Dixon. Dr. Dixon is currently a Professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Dixon’s focus is on improving teachers so that they can communicate and justify mathematical ideas and also...

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October 13, 2021 21 min

Physics training can provide students with broad problem-solving skills and familiarizes them with a wide range of technologies and the underlying physical principles. Today, Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines dive into the field of physics with their colleague, Dr. Malcolm Butler. Dr. Butler is currently a Professor and the Coordinator of the Ph. D. Program in Science Education at the University of Central Florida. His research in...

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October 11, 2021 19 min

Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines are back again for Season 6, and they're bringing in some of their friends for this season. In today's episode, Dr. Pamela Carroll shares some helpful tips on supporting disadvantaged students.

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August 5, 2021 5 min

In today's episode, Dr. Lisa Dieker provides practical strategies and tips on how to "Flip the Script" for the upcoming school year. 

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August 4, 2021 7 min

How can we celebrate neurodiversity at home and in the classrooms? Tune in to today's episode to hear Dr. Lisa Dieker discuss the article "I Didn't Know People With Disabilities Could Grow Up to Be Adults": Disability History, Curriculum, and Identity in Special Education" by Carlyn O. Mueller.

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In today's episode, Dr. Lisa Dieker converses with some special guests, colleague Dr. Michelle Taub, and Ph. D scholars Tahnee Wilder, Molly Greer, and Monica Berns. Please tune in to today's episode to hear their discussion on Preparing Diverse Ph. D Scholars for Innovation in Special Education.

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How can we support students with disabilities while engaging in distant learning? Tune in to today's episode to hear Drs. Rebecca Hines and Dr. Lisa Dieker discuss "The Challenge of Teaching Students with Visual Disabilities From Afar" by Katie Livingstone.

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