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Emily R. Shamash

Professional Background

Educational Background

Educational Background

Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

B.A., Skidmore College

Scholarly Interests

Natural environment teaching for students with autism spectrum disorder, families and students with developmental disabilities, co-teaching in special education settings, and special education teacher training.

Scholarly Interests

Selected Publications

HBSE 4006: Working with families of children with disabilities

Current and historical perspectives on parent involvement in the special education and empowerment of infants, children, and youth with exceptionalities and their families. Emphasis on strategies and materials to facilitate a continuum of parent and family participation to strengthen the relationships between home, school, and the community. Students are trained in conflict resolution and must perform a minimum of 15 hours of respite to a family with a child with an exceptionality. Special fee: $15.

HBSE 4700: Observation and student teaching in special education: Pre-student teaching

Permission required. Course requires 3-5 days a week for participation in community, school, and agency programs and a weekly seminar on campus.

HBSE 4701: Observation and student teaching in special education: Intellectual disability/autism

Permission required. Course requires 3-5 days a week for participation in community, school, and agency programs and a weekly seminar on campus.

Centers and Projects

Center for Opportunities & Outcomes for People with Disabilities
Website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/centers/oopd

The Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities confronts the challenges facing special education today through its commitment to the production of knowledge and professional expertise aimed at supporting the full inclusion of people with disabilities in society. The broad-based research, evaluation, and demonstration activities of the Center reflect an emphasis on empowering people with disabilities by increasing their capacity and opportunities for self-determination, reducing their vulnerability to victimization and abuse, and addressing the disability-related issues of culturally and ethnically diverse groups, including women and minorities. The Center encourages national and international partnerships aimed at strengthening the connection between research and policy.

Director:
Hsu-Min Chiang

Contact Information:
Box 223  
(212) 678-8346
hchiang@tc.edu
www.tc.edu/oopd