Research Projects

Meaningful IEP Math Goals (with Rachel Lambert and Paulo Tan)
In this collaborative project we are working to think about how we can create more meaningful IEP math goals for students. Currently math goals are focused on a narrow, often procedural skills. We hope to provide a framework for writing legally defensible math goals that are helpful for educators and meaningfully move students towards valuable outcomes.

Improving Instruction for Students with Math Learning Differences and Disabilities
In this ongoing project my research team and I work with students who have experienced significant difficulties learning mathematics. We assess the nature of the students’ difficulties and the ways in which standard mathematical representations may be inaccessible. We then design tailored instructional approaches which account for the unique ways in which the student understands mathematics and evaluate these approaches in one-on-one tutoring sessions.

Building Educator Capacity to Facilitate Culturally Responsive Teaching about Disability Justice
I am fortunate enough to partner with  Rooted in Rights (RIR), a program of Disability Rights Washington (DRW) and the Governor’s Office of Education Ombuds (OEO) on this project examining how to support educators who are adopting and implementing The One Out of Five (OO5) Disability History and Pride Project. This OO5 disability history curriculum attempts to shift conversations and school climates and promote intersectional disability justice.