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Agran, Martin; Spooner, Fred; Brown, Fredda; Morningstar, Mary; Singer, George H. S.; Wehman, Paul – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
At the 2016 TASH Conference in St. Louis, a research colloquium was held that focused on the state of selected life-span services for people with severe disabilities. Topics addressed by leading experts in the field included inclusion, teaching academic skills, family support, challenging behavior, supported employment, and voting. This article…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Conferences (Gatherings), Conference Papers, Meetings
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Mirenda, Pat – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
The evolution of evidence-based practice in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has occurred via two different but related routes: the conventional research-to-practice route and the more common practice-to-research route. This article defines both routes with examples of each and discusses potential problems that may arise when…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices
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Kozleski, Elizabeth B. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
This article offers a rationale for the contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice in special education. In it, I make the argument that qualitative research encompasses the ability to study significant problems of practice, engage with practitioners in the conduct of research studies, learn and change processes during a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Evidence Based Practice, Special Education, Research Methodology
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Singer, George H. S.; Agran, Martin; Spooner, Fred – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
This article discusses the relationship between evidence-based practices (EBPs) and values in research and practice pertaining to people with severe disabilities. The importance of basing educational and habilitation practices on substantial scientific evidence for practical, moral, and legal reasons is acknowledged given the prevalence of…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Severe Disabilities, Values, Educational Research
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Powers, Laurie E. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
Action research approaches reflecting power sharing by academic and community researchers, full engagement of community partners across all study phases, and ongoing commitment to partnership and capacity building have been increasingly embraced, particularly in research affecting marginalized populations. Findings suggest action research…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Action Research, Participatory Research, School Community Relationship
Spooner, Fred; Saunders, Alicia; Root, Jenny; Brosh, Chelsi – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
There is a need to teach the pivotal skill of mathematical problem solving to students with severe disabilities, moving beyond basic skills like computation to higher level thinking skills. Problem solving is emphasized as a Standard for Mathematical Practice in the Common Core State Standards across grade levels. This article describes a…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Skill Development, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving
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Rood, Carrie E.; Kanter, Arlene; Causton, Julie – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2014
This article describes the potential impact that state guardianship laws may have on the transition planning process for students identified with intellectual and developmental disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act. The authors utilize a disability studies framework to describe how the goals of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, State Legislation, Developmental Disabilities
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Strully, Jeffrey L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
This article provides a response to Romer and Walker from two distinct perspectives: the field of developmental disabilities and a parent of children with developmental disabilities. Jeffrey Strully describes his current role managing a moderate-sized agency in Los Angeles that provides individualized and personalized supports as well as his work…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Parents, Autism, Caregivers
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Cosier, Meghan – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
Historically, researchers focused on individuals with severe disabilities have utilized single-subject research methodologies to study the application of the behavioral theory to learning. In contrast, disability studies scholars have primarily used qualitative research methodologies to study quality of life or policy issues related to individuals…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Quality of Life, Disabilities
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Savarese, Emily Thornton; Savarese, Ralph James – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
This article underscores the importance of coupling a practical orientation to the many challenges of autism with a philosophical and political orientation that refuses merely to make room for disability in the classroom or to accommodate its specific needs. It uses a case study approach to illustrate the ways in which subject matter and narrative…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Disabilities, Foster Care, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Horner, Robert H.; Dunlap, Glen – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
The impact of TASH over the next decade will be affected by decisions about the precision and consistency of the organization's messages to the field. TASH has long been the premier organization extending the voice of individuals with significant developmental disabilities. As TASH examines the themes that will be prominent in the coming years, we…
Descriptors: Evidence, Quality of Life, Developmental Disabilities, Severe Disabilities
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Hunt, Pam; McDonnell, John; Crockett, Margret A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
The emergence of the standards-based reform movement has raised a number of issues related to the design of educational programs for students with severe disabilities, and a debate has arisen that presents an "either/or" choice between the general education curriculum and an ecological curricular framework that has traditionally guided…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Lifelong Learning, Quality of Life, Curriculum Development
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Turnbull, H. Rutherford, III – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
There is a direct link connecting President Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., to the causes of liberty, consent, choice, the least restrictive environment, and genuine community presence for people with intellectual and related developmental disabilities. This article connects the meaning of liberty in those civil rights movements to the…
Descriptors: Freedom, Civil Rights, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities
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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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Morgan, Michelle F.; Cuskelly, Monica; Moni, Karen B. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2011
Current pedagogical approaches recognize literacy as a social practice and yet school-based conceptualizations continue to dominate understandings of literacy learning of individuals with intellectual disability. Such understandings lead to local or everyday literacy practices being devalued and overlooked. Thus, for adults with intellectual…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Informal Education, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods
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