Contact Information
Phone: 617-353-2071
Email:  harayama@bu.edu

Educational History

  • Ed.D, Boston University, Special Education
  • Ed.M., Boston University, Special Education
  • B.S., Boston University, Special Education

Profile

Nancy Harayama is a lecturer in the Special Education Program in the School of Education. She has worked as a project coordinator of the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment. She also worked as a teacher in the Multi-sensory Early Childhood Program and the Autism Program in the Boston Public Schools. Her research interest includes the assessment and instruction of students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Courses Taught

  • SED SE 251: Special Education & Adolescents
  • SED SE 401: Cognition, Learning, and Behavior
  • SED SE 507: Early Childhood Disabilities/Severe Disabilities: Assessment and Instructional Planning
  • SED SE 508: Early Childhood Disabilities/Severe Disabilities: Curriculum and Methods
  • SED SE 510: Special Education Curriculum and Instruction
  • SED SE 515: Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education: Procedures
  • SED SE 534: Classroom and Behavior Management
  • SED SE 751: Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education: Procedures

Selected Presentations

  • Harayama, N.  (April, 2012).  Providing adaptations to students with multiple disabilities.  Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Denver, CO.
  • Harayama, N. (December, 2011). Providing accommodations during reading instruction to students who are non-verbal. Presentation at the annual TASH Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Harayama, N. (April, 2011). Providing adaptations during reading and math instruction to students who are non-verbal. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Baltimore, MD.
  • Lehr, D. & Harayama, N. (December, 2010). Academic and functional knowledge and skills: Prioritizing instructional focus. Presentation at the annual TASH Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Harayama, N. & Lehr, D. (December, 2010). Access to and progress in math: A logical instructional progression. Presentation at the annual TASH Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Zebehazy, K. & Harayama, N. (December, 2010). Beyond matching: Adaptations for students with cognitive challenges and other secondary disabilities. Presentation at the annual TASH Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Harayama, N., Zebehazy, K., & Lehr, D. (April, 2010). Accommodating special populations: alternate assessment test takers with visual impairments or communication disorders. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Nashville, TN.
  • Zebehazy, K. & Harayama, N. (November, 2009). Providing adaptations to assess students with significant cognitive disabilities and visual impairments/expressive language disorders. Presentation at the annual TASH Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Lehr, D. & Harayama, N. (November, 2009). Instruction on math alternate standards: Meeting high standards and functional needs. Presentation at the annual TASH Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Harayama, N. & Lehr, D. (November, 2009). Accommodate, don’t modify: Reading and math for students who use AAC to respond. Presentation at the annual TASH Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Lyon, S. R., Heh, P., Lehr, D. & Harayama, N. (2008, December). Science for students with significant cognitive disabilities: Alternate standards, assessment, and instruction. Presentation at the TASH conference, Nashville, TN.

Selected Professional Memberships

  • TASH
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • National Universal Design for Learning Task Force

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.