Associate Clinical Professor

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Office: 340P MCKB

Brief Biography

I grew up in a small town near Ft. Worth, Texas.

I came to BYU in 1993 and studied elementary, early childhood, and special education.

I entered the Master\'s Program in special education in 2000, the same year I began teaching at Mount Jordan Middle School.

I graduated with my master\'s degree in August of 2004 and began my BYU career in October of that same year.

In 2014 I married Brent Nelson.

Brent and I are currently living in Provo, UT with our 3 children.

Teaching Interests

Inclusion of students with disabilities in secondary classrooms, Literacy development for students with mild/moderate disabilities.

Research Interests

Using an iPad to collect field experience data, general education pre-service teachers\' philosophies of education, self-advocacy of students with disabilities in inclusive settings.


Rookie of the Year

Utah Learning Disabilities Association

2000 - 2001

Selected Publications

How can I help you? Closing the gap in general education classrooms through effective collaboration (2006)

Authors: Nelson, Heidi Abraham

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Volume: 27

Page Numbers: 58-59