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King, Seth; Johnson, Hayley E.; Burch, Taneal; Chitiyo, Argnue – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Feeding disorders exhibited by children with developmental disabilities, which include limiting food intake or refusing to consume solid foods, often result in poor health consequences. Interventions for feeding disorders vary in terms of their acceptability to children with disabilities and their families. One specific procedure, the…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Probability, Adolescents
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Hunt, Pam – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Toews and Kurth [see EJ1226669] provide convincing arguments to support their call to action. Their appeal is for research addressing "comprehensive literacy instruction for students" with extensive support needs that is implemented in general education classrooms. To date, there are no studies addressing this need. We do have an…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Finnerty, Megan S.; Jackson, Lewis B.; Ostergren, Renee – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
This study examined material adaptations being used with students who have severe disabilities in general education elementary classrooms during language arts, social studies, and science instruction. Data sources included classroom observations, interviews, and artifacts shared by three general and special educator teams. Findings revealed themes…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Elementary School Students, Mainstreaming
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Root, Jenny R.; Cox, Sarah K.; Gonzalez, Stephanie – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Data analysis inherently requires problem solving, yet it is the most understudied mathematical skill for individuals with extensive support needs. The current study taught elementary students with extensive support needs (i.e., autism and intellectual disability) to solve math word problems requiring analysis of scaled pictographs through…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students
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Waters, Chelsea L.; Friesen, Amber – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Families raising young children diagnosed with multiple disabilities encounter experiences that are often unique and extend well beyond the early childhood years due to the intensity and severity of their child's needs. The contexts of these families must be understood to provide meaningful services and supports, particularly during the child's…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Rearing, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Attitudes
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Gee, Kathy; Gonsier-Gerdin, Jean – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the experiences and perceptions of 10 first-year teachers who had been trained to provide evidence-based practices, including integrated services and supports, and subsequently took jobs in self-contained, special education elementary and middle-school classrooms designated for students with…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Qualitative Research, Beginning Teachers, Evidence Based Practice
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Burke, Kathryn M.; Anderson, Mark H.; Antosh, Anthony A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; LaPlante, Terri; Shaw, Leslie A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
This study examined the differential impact of implementing the "Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction" (SDLMI) alone with implementing the SDLMI combined with "Whose Future Is It?" with transition aged students with intellectual disability in a cluster randomized trial in the state of Rhode Island. The state of Rhode…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Intervention, Self Determination
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Brock, Matthew E.; Seaman, Rachel L.; Downing, Courtney – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
Most paraprofessionals are not well trained to implement evidence-based practices that can improve student outcomes. In this study, we trained a paraprofessional to use evidence-based instructional practices with an elementary student with a severe disability who exhibited challenging behavior. Through functional analysis, we determined the…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Evidence Based Practice, Behavior Problems, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Shogren, Karrie A.; Lee, Hyunjoo; Born, Kiara – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
This descriptive study examined observational data collected in inclusive classrooms from six schools that were operating schoolwide inclusive policies and practices. Illustrative evidence of classroom practices supporting learning and participation of all students, including students with significant disabilities, adds to an understanding of…
Descriptors: Observation, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, School Policy
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Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Yu, Ting; Satter, Allyson L.; Francis, Grace L.; Haines, Shana J. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
A team from Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT), a federally funded technical assistance project focused on creating cascading, aligned systems for inclusive education, conducted a series of focus groups and interviews with school administrators, general and special educators, and related service providers in six schools…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Shogren, Karrie A.; McCart, Amy B.; Lyon, Kristin J.; Sailor, Wayne S. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
The Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center identified six schools, nominated and screened by leaders in the field of inclusive education and school reform using a systematic process, and conducted in-depth analyses of these schools to build knowledge and inform implementation of inclusive schoolwide reform. The present…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Change, Disabilities, Elementary Schools
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Wood, Leah; Browder, Diane M.; Flynn, Lindsay – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Using a modified system of least prompts, two classroom teachers taught three participants with moderate intellectual disability to generate questions about United States history. After reading brief portions of the text aloud to the participants, the teachers taught participants to identify if the answer to the question was in the book or not in…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Inclusion, Moderate Intellectual Disability
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Spooner, Fred; Kemp-Inman, Amy; Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn; Wood, Leah; Ley Davis, Luann – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Literacy is an important skill for accessing all academic content areas, and there has been an increased focus on using a variety of assistive technology (AT) to support the acquisition of literacy skills for students with severe disabilities. Literacy also provides these students with skills to increase community participation, with independence,…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Severe Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Generalization
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Spooner, Fred; Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn; Kemp-Inman, Amy; Wood, Leah A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2014
Literacy skills are important for accessing all areas of academic content as well as for increasing quality of life. The use of shared stories to teach early literacy skills to students with extensive support needs, including students with autism, is an evidence-based practice. This project extends the research by examining the effects of…
Descriptors: Autism, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Hudson, Melissa E.; Browder, Diane M. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2014
This study evaluated the effects of a peer-delivered least prompts intervention and adapted read-alouds of a grade-level novel on correct listening comprehension responses for participants with moderate intellectual disability. Before the study began, participants were taught concepts for wh- words (i.e., who, what, why, when, and where), to…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Prompting, Intervention, Oral Reading
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