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A positive, inclusive landscape is critical for kids struggling in school

Two students listen intently.

Our weekly program, Missouri State Journal, is a collaboration between KSMU Radio and Missouri State University. It's hosted and produced by MSU's Office of Strategic Communication, and it airs each Tuesday morning at 9:45 a.m. on KSMU. 

When a child has an emotional or behavioral disorder, educators must work with parents and students to develop a plan and set goals.

Dr. Reesha Adamson, associate professor of special education at Missouri State University, shares about developing positive learning environments and implementing inclusive instruction.

In 2021, she and Dr. John William McKenna from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell wrote the book, “Inclusive Instruction for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Pulling Back the Curtain.”

You can play the program by clicking the "Listen" button above.

Nicki received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Missouri State in marketing, in 2002 and 2004 respectively. After gaining experience in writing, marketing, special event planning, fundraising and public relations, she returned to the university to work in the office of strategic communication. There she tells the university’s story by sharing the stories of individuals at Missouri State.