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Watson, Joanne; Voss, Hille; Bloomer, Melissa J. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
With a focus on the use of narrative approaches, this article is a commentary on decision-making support for people with profound intellectual and multiple disability (PIMD) at the end-of-life. Due to improved health care, people with PIMD are living longer lives than ever before. Therefore, they are increasingly facing decisions relating to…
Descriptors: Preferences, Death, Decision Making, Severe Intellectual Disability
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Reynolds, Michelle C.; Palmer, Susan B.; Barton, Kelli N. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Individuals with severe disabilities and their families can engage in person-centered and family-centered planning for aging using a life course view. Viewing aging within the context of the family and disability is essential because many people with severe disabilities depend on their families for supports in daily living, social relationships,…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Severe Disabilities, Planning, Family Relationship
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Agran, Martin; Spooner, Fred; Brown, Fredda; Morningstar, Mary; Singer, George H. S.; Wehman, Paul – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
At the 2016 TASH Conference in St. Louis, a research colloquium was held that focused on the state of selected life-span services for people with severe disabilities. Topics addressed by leading experts in the field included inclusion, teaching academic skills, family support, challenging behavior, supported employment, and voting. This article…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Conferences (Gatherings), Conference Papers, Meetings
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Mirenda, Pat – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
The evolution of evidence-based practice in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has occurred via two different but related routes: the conventional research-to-practice route and the more common practice-to-research route. This article defines both routes with examples of each and discusses potential problems that may arise when…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices
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Kozleski, Elizabeth B. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
This article offers a rationale for the contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice in special education. In it, I make the argument that qualitative research encompasses the ability to study significant problems of practice, engage with practitioners in the conduct of research studies, learn and change processes during a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Evidence Based Practice, Special Education, Research Methodology
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Singer, George H. S.; Agran, Martin; Spooner, Fred – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
This article discusses the relationship between evidence-based practices (EBPs) and values in research and practice pertaining to people with severe disabilities. The importance of basing educational and habilitation practices on substantial scientific evidence for practical, moral, and legal reasons is acknowledged given the prevalence of…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Severe Disabilities, Values, Educational Research
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Powers, Laurie E. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
Action research approaches reflecting power sharing by academic and community researchers, full engagement of community partners across all study phases, and ongoing commitment to partnership and capacity building have been increasingly embraced, particularly in research affecting marginalized populations. Findings suggest action research…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Action Research, Participatory Research, School Community Relationship
Spooner, Fred; Saunders, Alicia; Root, Jenny; Brosh, Chelsi – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
There is a need to teach the pivotal skill of mathematical problem solving to students with severe disabilities, moving beyond basic skills like computation to higher level thinking skills. Problem solving is emphasized as a Standard for Mathematical Practice in the Common Core State Standards across grade levels. This article describes a…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Skill Development, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving