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Helping Congregations Care for Members with Disabilities


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Lessons from Jesus Christ,
the Master Teacher

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Special Challenges

Helping your students and their families starts with knowing them.

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Primary: Teaching children with disabilities

About the Author: Katie Steed

I am a wife, a mother, a follower of Christ, an educator, and an advocate for individuals with disabilities. I put all that I have into all that I believe.

For over fourteen years now I have had a strong focus in my life on what can be done to support members with disabilities in a church setting. I hope to use this website to share with others some of the things I have learned along the way.

Teaching Interests: Assessment, Reading Instruction, Intro to Special Education, and Supervision
Research Interests: Supporting members with disabilities to access their religion

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Counseling Psychology and Special Education Department
David O. McKay School of Education
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

My Thesis

I wrote my master's thesis on the topic of disabilities and the Church. The official title was: Instructing Teachers of Children with Disabilities within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We created a video and a handout on how to help teach children with disabilities in a Church setting. We compared whether the video or the handout was more effective in boosting Church teacher confidence. What I found was that after even a brief training, individuals felt much more competent to work with someone with a disability. You can read my entire thesis here.

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