Interdisciplinary Support for High-Intensity Needs in Education (iSHINE)

Welcome to iSHINE

Interdisciplinary Support for High-Intensity Needs in Education (iSHINE) is an interdisciplinary personnel preparation project supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. iSHINE represents a collaborative effort between the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Reading Education and Special Education at Appalachian State University and will prepare pre-service speech-language pathologists, reading specialists, and special educators to serve children with disabilities who have "high-intensity" needs as members of interdisciplinary teams in K-12 school settings.

The Application process for Fall 2020 will begin early this spring.  We are currently in the process of updating the application and program details. The updated information will be posted here by mid-February. 


iSHINE Scholars Attend the Annual HANd Conference

On September 27, 2019, iSHINE Scholars attended the second annual day-long autism and neurodiversity conference for professionals, family members, peo...

Jessie and her Rider

Riding for You!

iSHINE Advisory Board member, Merlie Jackson is not one to shy away from a challenge, especially if it involves her daughter Jessie, and others' opini...

Interdisciplinary Support Takes the Dis- out of disABILITY

By: Kate Brinko, Parent and Board MemberAs soon as he could stand, my son fell in love with art and spent hours painting at his kiddy easel. Now as a ...