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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Lyon, Kristin J.; Shogren, Karrie A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
The purpose of the present study was to investigate practices that support the inclusion of students with severe disabilities in the learning and social activities of inclusive K-8 schools to inform inclusive school reform research and practice. Eighteen K-8 students with severe disabilities in six schools recognized for their implementation of…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Francis, Grace; Gross, Judith M. S.; Turnbull, Rud; Parent-Johnson, Wendy – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Working in competitive employment (employment in community settings with nondisabled peers for minimum wage or higher) has many positive benefits for people with disabilities who have individualized support needs (Johannesen, McGrew, Griss, & Born, 2007). Nonetheless, many of these individuals work in segregated settings or are unemployed…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Employment Services, Pilot Projects, Employment
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Bovaird, James A.; Palmer, Susan B.; Wehmeyer, Michael L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2010
Previous research has suggested differences in the locus of control (LOC) orientations of students with intellectual disability, learning disabilities, and no disabilities, although this research has been characterized by methodological limitations. The purpose of this study was to examine the development of LOC orientations in students with…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Comparative Analysis