Abigail Hanscom is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Education.
Professional Title: Adjunct Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Collaboration and co-teaching; inclusive schooling; assessment and intervention; differentiated curriculum and instructional design in public school settings; history and philosophy of special education.
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Moderate and Severe/Intensive Special Education programs; Lesley/Westwood Public Schools Collaborative Internship Program
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Collaboration with Professionals, Families, and Communities; Assessment; Designing Effective Individualized Educational Programs; Contemporary Perspectives in Special Education
Education: B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Elementary Education); M.Ed., Boston University (Special Education); M.S.W., Boston University (Clinical Social Work); CAGS in Educational Administration, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Abby Hanscom is an adjunct instructor in the Moderate and Severe Special Education programs in the Graduate School of Education. Her favorite course to teach is Collaboration with Professionals, Families, and Communities, especially when it is the capstone course in a student's program at Lesley. Her full time job as the Director of Student Services in the Westwood Public Schools and twenty years in the field of special education inform how she teaches the Collaboration course. Her goal is to help students prepare to enter their future professional roles as special educators with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be active and effective Team members.
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