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Ruppar, Andrea L.; Neeper, Lance S.; Dalsen, Jennifer – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
In the current study, special education teachers' perceptions of preparedness to implement recommended practices for students with severe disabilities were examined. A vignette-style survey was sent to special education teachers assigned to teach students with severe disabilities. Overall, respondents reported higher perceptions of preparedness to…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Readiness, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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Papay, Clare; Griffin, Megan – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Over the past decade, inclusive postsecondary opportunities have become more available to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities than ever before. With greater demand for such opportunities as well as greater awareness of the possibilities for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities, developing new programs on…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Inclusion
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Voorhees, Mary D.; Walker, Virginia L.; Snell, Martha E.; Smith, Carol G. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Following the implementation of Tier 1 and Tier 2 Positive Behavior Support (PBS) strategies in six Head Start (HS) classrooms, three children in two classrooms were identified who had significant behavioral challenges and met the criteria for the use of individualized PBS. The purpose of this demonstration was to evaluate whether the effects of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification
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Ashby, Christine – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
This article explores the benefits and challenges of operating an inclusive elementary and special education teacher preparation program within a disability studies framework. How does such a program balance issues of theory and practice? How does it provide students with a critical approach that essentially views disability as a social and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Inclusion
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Copeland, Susan R.; Keefe, Elizabeth B.; Calhoon, Anne J.; Tanner, Wendy; Park, Seonsook – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2011
Although there is an increased focus on reading instruction in schools, little is known about how teachers of students with extensive support needs are prepared to provide literacy instruction for this group of students. This paper reports the results of an exploratory study of how literary instruction is addressed within teacher education…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teacher Education Programs, Severe Disabilities, Content Analysis
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Delano, Monica E.; Keefe, Liz; Perner, Darlene – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
All teacher preparation programs face serious challenges; however, programs that prepare teachers to work with students with extensive support needs face additional, unique challenges in preparing professionals to facilitate their students' development of functional skills and to ensure their access to the general education curriculum. The purpose…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Teacher Education Programs, Course Content