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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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Ballard, Sarah L.; Dymond, Stacy K. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
This case study examined one high school student's access to inclusive education and experiences in an inclusive English class after he acquired severe disabilities and complex health care needs from a nontraumatic brain injury. Multiple sources of data (i.e., interviews, field notes, and documents) were collected and analyzed to formulate…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, High School Students, Case Studies, Inclusion
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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Born, Kiara; Love, Hailey – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
This study investigated educational experiences for students with significant cognitive disability (SCD) taught in self-contained high school classrooms. Nineteen students and nine teachers across five high schools and four school districts participated. A time-sampling method was used to describe the ecological, teacher, and student behaviors of…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Self Contained Classrooms, High Schools, Student Behavior
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Hughes, Carolyn; Harvey, Michelle; Cosgriff, Joseph; Reilly, Caitlin; Heilingoetter, Jamie; Brigham, Nicolette; Kaplan, Lauren; Bernstein, Rebekah – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Limited social interaction typically occurs between high school students with autism and their general education peers unless programming is introduced to promote interaction. However, few published social interaction interventions have been conducted among high school students with autism and their general education classmates. Such studies…
Descriptors: High School Students, Peer Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Autism
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Riggs, Leah; Collins, Belva C.; Kleinert, Harold; Knight, Victoria F. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
This investigation focused on the systematic instruction of a science skill from the core content standards in accordance with the Kentucky Alternate Assessment for students with moderate and severe disabilities (MSD). Specifically, this study examined the effectiveness of using a constant time delay procedure with multiple exemplars in teaching…
Descriptors: High School Students, Alternative Assessment, Heredity, Mental Retardation
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Agran, Martin; Krupp, Michael; Spooner, Fred; Zakas, Tracie-Lynn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
Although the importance of safety skills instruction is well acknowledged and available data suggest individuals with varying disabilities sustain injuries from accidents at a rate that is comparable to or may exceed the normative population, many students do not receive systematic safety skills instruction. Findings on the extent to which…
Descriptors: Accidents, Investigations, Disabilities, Safety
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Goldstein, Jessica; Behuniak, Peter – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
Connecticut's Skills Checklist was developed in response to federal policy that requires all students with significant cognitive disabilities participate in state assessments and be included in measures of adequate yearly progress. Test developers had high expectations for this assessment. In addition to its function as an accountability measure,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Indicators, Accountability, Federal Programs
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Rossetti, Zachary S. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2011
This is an interpretivist qualitative study that explores the contexts and dynamics of friendships among three groups of young adults; each group included an individual with autism or severe disability and high school students without disabilities. Data were collected through ethnographic methods where friends interacted together. Particular…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Ethnography
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Hughes, Carolyn; Golas, Melissa; Cosgriff, Joseph; Brigham, Nicolette; Edwards, Caitlin; Cashen, Kelly – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2011
Incorporating general education peers into social skills instructional programs has been effective at increasing social interaction of high school students with intellectual disabilities and autism with their classmates. In this study, communication book use (Hughes et al., 2000), combined with providing the opportunity to interact, was associated…
Descriptors: Inclusion, General Education, Mental Retardation, Autism
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Rowe, Dawn A.; Test, David W. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2010
Enhancing parents' ability to make informed choices is important to successful transition planning for youth with disabilities. This study used a multiple probe design across content areas replicated across participants to examine the effects of a computer-based instructional program on acquisition of parents' knowledge of the transition planning…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Planning, Parent Participation
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Carter, Erik W.; Trainor, Audrey A.; Ditchman, Nicole; Swedeen, Beth; Owens, Laura – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
Early work experiences have been advocated as an important avenue for equipping youth with disabilities with the skills, attitudes, opportunities, and aspirations needed to transition successfully to meaningful careers after high school. We examined the efficacy and social validity of a multicomponent intervention package--composed of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Education Work Relationship, Severe Disabilities, Work Experience
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Rusch, Frank R.; Wolfe, Pamela – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2008
Despite efforts over the past several decades to improve the delivery of transition services for youth with disabilities, outcomes continue to be unacceptably dismal for most youth, including high rates of unemployment, residential independence, and financial dependence, concurrent with low rates of enrollment in college or other postsecondary…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, High Schools, Employment, Transitional Programs
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Hughes, Carolyn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2008
Numerous studies show that employment, community participation, and postsecondary training rates of students with severe disabilities after leaving high school are the lowest of all disability categories and compare unfavorably to those of their peers without disabilities. In addition, outcomes generally do not improve as these students age. Certo…
Descriptors: Supported Employment, Independent Living, Community Involvement, Disabilities
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Carter, Erik W.; Sisco, Lynn G.; Melekoglu, Macid A.; Kurkowski, Colleen – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
Promoting access to the general curriculum has emerged as a central theme of the standards-based reform movement, challenging educators to identify effective strategies for supporting students with disabilities to access the numerous social and learning opportunities within general education. We examined peer support interventions as an…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming
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Dymond, Stacy K.; Renzaglia, Adelle; Gilson, Christie L.; Slagor, Michael T. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
The term "access to the general curriculum" is widely used in the field of special education, yet little is known about how practitioners are interpreting the term for high school students with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD). In this study, general and special educators in one high school were interviewed to determine their…
Descriptors: High School Students, Moderate Mental Retardation, Severe Mental Retardation, Special Education Teachers
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