Dr. Jennifer Kurth is an Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Her academic expertise includes methods of implementing inclusive education and teaching educators how to “do the work” for students with severe disabilities—which is precisey why I sat down with Dr. Kurth to learn more about the university’s Master of Science in Education degree, which emphasizes low incidence disabilities.

“Low incidence” disabilities occur in one percent of the population of students with disabilities, the most common of which include Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), hearing impairments, or Down Syndrome.

We also covered the benefits of learning with a cohort, and the disconnect between inclusive education practices and school districts.