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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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Kuntz, Emily M.; Carter, Erik W. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Instruction and support for students with intellectual disability in general education classes should be informed by research-based interventions. In this systematic review, we examined the focus and impact of interventions delivered in inclusive classes to support middle and high school students with intellectual disability. We identified 40…
Descriptors: Intervention, Secondary School Students, Intellectual Disability, Inclusion
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Pence, Alicia R.; Dymond, Stacy K. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' beliefs about the participation of students with severe disabilities (SD) in school clubs. Participants were special education teachers (N = 60) of middle and junior high school students with SD from one state. Data were collected using a survey. Results indicate that teachers value including…
Descriptors: Clubs, Severe Disabilities, Middle School Students, Junior High School Students
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Olson, Amy; Leko, Melinda M.; Roberts, Carly A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
This case study explored how multiple educational personnel in a middle school identified as an exemplar of inclusive education defined and provided students with severe disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Data sources including a questionnaire, interviews, observations, observation reflections, and artifacts were collected…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Severe Disabilities, Access to Education, Middle Schools
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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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Roberts, Carly A.; Leko, Melinda M. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
A multiple baseline single-case study examined the integration of functional and academic goals in an individualized story-based lesson plan incorporating an adapted text on grade level content for adolescent students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities across three staff--student dyads. The research team collected data on teacher…
Descriptors: Literacy, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Disabilities
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Chung, Yun-Ching; Carter, Erik W. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Even when enrolled in general education classes, students with complex communication challenges may remain socially isolated from their classmates when receiving one-to-one paraprofessional support. We evaluated the efficacy and social validity of an intervention package incorporating paraprofessional facilitation, peer initiation, and increased…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Interaction, Mental Retardation, Assistive Technology
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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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Jimenez, Bree A.; Browder, Diane M.; Courtade, Ginevra R. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
This investigation focused on the effects of a treatment package including multiple exemplar training, time delay, and a self-directed learning prompt (KWHL chart) on students' ability to complete an inquiry lesson independently and generalize to untrained materials. Three middle school students with moderate intellectual disabilities learned to…
Descriptors: Moderate Mental Retardation, Disabilities, Task Analysis, Physical Sciences
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Downing, June E.; Peckham-Hardin, Kathryn D. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
Parents, teachers, and paraeducators at three inclusive schools were interviewed as part of a qualitative study to investigate perceptions regarding a quality educational program for students with moderate-severe disabilities. Instead of looking at schools engaged in a systematic change process from separate to inclusive education for students…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Multiple Disabilities, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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