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National Conference 2020

Crystal Cho Jones

Indiana University

Pre-Recorded • ELT and Criticial Disability Studies • LIVE

Crystal Cho Jones

Indiana University

Talk / Creating a Space for Students with Disabilities and Neurodiversity in the Classroom

Cultural and social stigmas hinder disabled and neurodiverse individuals from succeeding and thriving within society and the education system, especially in Asia. Is there a lack of early childhood intervention in South Korea and the resulting impact it has on students going undiagnosed? We need to dismantle stigmas and provide an understanding of neurodiversity and disability. The best methods to improve learning are implementing Assistive Technology, what is Universal Design for Learning framework, how can we engage the students and create a space that allows them the freedom to move around easily within the classroom and provide a learning experience that meets their needs. Moreover, how to design our classroom for student’s special needs. Research is based on teachers’ classroom experiences, studies in special education and research.


About Crystal

Crystal Cho Jones is a current graduate student at Indiana University and is in the Master of Science in Education program specializing in Special Education. They have lived and worked in South Korea as an ESL teacher for over five years of teaching K-12 and adults and has worked with and helped individuals of different disabilities for over six years. They have an interest in neuroscience, sociology, philosophy, religions, and anthropology.