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Honsberger, Toby J.; Brady, Michael P.; Honsberger, Christine F.; Kearney, Kelly B. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Many secondary students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not taught employability skills and routines needed for competitive or supported employment in regular community environments. Literacy-based behavioral interventions (LBBIs) that combine print, pictures, and behavioral rehearsal are effective for promoting acquisition and maintenance…
Descriptors: Literacy, Intervention, Secondary School Students, Autism
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Rivera, Christopher J.; Wood, Charles L.; James, Morgan; Williams, Sarah – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Over the past decade, there has been an increase in postsecondary programs seeking to meet the needs of students with high incidence disabilities (e.g., learning disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]). Many of these students experience difficulties with executive functioning, that is, effectively applying problem-based…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, College Students, Executive Function, Goal Orientation
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Gushanas, Christina M.; Thompson, Julie L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Research indicates that employers rate personal hygiene as the number one barrier to employment among individuals with developmental disabilities. However, there is limited literature on improving personal hygiene in preparation for employment among individuals with developmental disabilities. Using a multiple-baseline across-participants design,…
Descriptors: Hygiene, Barriers, Developmental Disabilities, Self Management
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Schaefer, John M.; Cannella-Malone, Helen; Brock, Matthew E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Building and maintaining positive social relationships is important to every young adult's quality of life. However, supporting the social inclusion of middle and high school students with severe disabilities can be extremely challenging. Moreover, promoting social inclusion in one classroom may have little impact on social outcomes in other…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Inclusion, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Balcazar, Fabricio E.; Awsumb, Jessica; Dimpfl, Shawn; Langi, F. L. Fredrik G.; Lara, Jazmin – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
This study describes an intervention developed to implement several best transition practices with a high risk/high need population. In all, 116 students with disabilities from a charter school for dropouts participated. All students were interviewed at different points in time to track their progress as they completed the program. Records of…
Descriptors: Dropout Programs, Continuation Students, Minority Group Students, Youth Programs
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Lind, John; Poppen, Marcus; Murray, Christopher – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Positive teacher-student relationships provide adolescents with disabilities the confidence to explore new challenges in and out of the classroom. Goal-setting and self-determination skills have been consistently shown to promote healthy transition adjustment among students with disabilities. Despite the growing awareness of the importance of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Self Determination, Adolescents, Emotional Disturbances
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Collins, Belva C.; Terrell, Misty; Test, David W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
This investigation used a multiple-probe-across-participants design to examine the effects of using a simultaneous prompting procedure to teach four secondary students with mild intellectual disabilities the employment task of caring for plants in a greenhouse. The instructor also embedded photosynthesis science content as nontargeted information…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Prompting, Mild Intellectual Disability, Horticulture
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Konrad, Moira; Clark, Kelly A.; Test, David W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Students with disabilities trail behind their peers without disabilities while in school, as well as in post-secondary outcome areas. Given that self-determination and enhanced academic skills are associated with improved post-school outcomes, one possible solution is to identify interventions that teach self-determination and academic skills…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Writing Instruction
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Sowers, Jo-Ann; Powers, Laurie; Schmidt, Jessica; Keller, Thomas E.; Turner, Alison; Salazar, Amy; Swank, Paul R. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Individuals with disabilities are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The purpose of this study was to experimentally evaluate the impact of a STEM mentor intervention and differences between students matched with mentors with or without disabilities on career planning outcomes. An independent groups ×…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Disabilities, Mentors, Career Planning
Cannella-Malone, Helen I.; Schaefer, John M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Although an important part of adult life, individuals with significant disabilities experience low rates of gainful employment. The purpose of this review was to summarize and analyze the literature on teaching vocational skills to individuals with significant disabilities. Sixty-two articles (with 75 experiments) included in this review were…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Severe Disabilities, Vocational Education, Job Training
Wagner, Mary M.; Newman, Lynn A.; Javitz, Harold S. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) were used to examine the patterns of career and technical education (CTE) course taking in high school by students receiving special education services for emotional disturbances (ED). Descriptive analyses indicate the extent of such course taking by students with ED and their…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Emotional Disturbances, Youth Employment, High School Graduates
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Kittelman, Angus; Wagner Bromley, Katherine; Mazzotti, Valerie L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
Work experiences are linked to positive post-school outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities. Unfortunately, students who struggle to manage conflict and challenges in work settings have a difficult time maintaining employment. Though ecological assessments are used to create supported work plans surrounding socially inappropriate…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Positive Behavior Supports, Workplace Learning, Disabilities
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Kellems, Ryan O.; Mourra, Kjerstin; Morgan, Robert L.; Riesen, Tim; Glasgow, Malinda; Huddleston, Robin – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This article discusses the creation of video modeling (VM) and video prompting (VP) interventions for teaching novel multi-step tasks to individuals with disabilities. This article reviews factors to consider when selecting skills to teach, and students for whom VM/VP may be successful, as well as the difference between VM and VP and circumstances…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Prompting, Cooking Instruction
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Fraker, Thomas M.; Luecking, Richard G.; Mamun, Arif A.; Martinez, John M.; Reed, Deborah S.; Wittenburg, David C. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This article examines the impacts of the Youth Transition Demonstration, an initiative of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to improve employment outcomes for youth with disabilities. Based on a random assignment design, the analysis uses data from a 1-year follow-up survey and SSA administrative records for 5,203 youth in six research…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Transitional Programs, Youth Programs, Normalization (Disabilities)
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Doren, Bonnie; Kang, Hyun Ju – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
The purpose of the current study was to identify component elements of self-determination that may promote positive or buffer negative school- and career-related adjustment of adolescent girls with disabilities or with multiple risk factors. Autonomy, self-realization, and self-advocacy were examined together to ascertain both their cumulative and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Disabilities, High School Students
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