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Waters, Chelsea L.; Friesen, Amber – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Families raising young children diagnosed with multiple disabilities encounter experiences that are often unique and extend well beyond the early childhood years due to the intensity and severity of their child's needs. The contexts of these families must be understood to provide meaningful services and supports, particularly during the child's…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Rearing, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Attitudes
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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Ruppar, Andrea L.; Toews, Samantha Gross; McCabe, Katie M.; McQueston, Jessica A.; Johnston, Russell – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Special education consists of specially designed services available for students with disabilities, and should be available across placements. Students with the most significant disabilities continue to be taught in restrictive settings, despite accumulating evidence suggesting their special education services can be delivered effectively in…
Descriptors: Special Education, Individualized Education Programs, Supplementary Education, Student Placement
Trader, Barbara; Stonemeier, Jennifer; Berg, Tricia; Knowles, Christen; Massar, Michelle; Monzalve, Manuel; Pinkelman, Sarah; Nese, Rhonda; Ruppert, Traci; Horner, Robert – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
The use of restraint and seclusion in schools has been identified repeatedly as an approach that is overused, misused, and potentially dangerous. In this article, we emphasize the importance of an approach to supporting students with significant problem behavior that focuses on prevention, evidence-based intervention procedures, heightened levels…
Descriptors: Discipline, Prevention, Intervention, Evidence Based Practice
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Connolly, Jennifer F. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
In the last several years, there has been growing concern about the use of seclusion in schools. Little is known about its use, particularly with students with disabilities. This article presents the findings from an analysis of 26 due process hearings taking place nationwide over a 12-year period containing a description of the use of seclusion.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Discipline, Definitions
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Allcock, Heather C.; White, Julia M.; Taub, Deborah; Kurth, Jennifer A.; Gonsier-Gerdin, Jean; Ryndak, Diane L.; Sauer, Janet; Jorgensen, Cheryl M. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
The TASH Inclusive Education National Committee responded to Horner and Dunlap's call to ensure that future research integrates inclusive values with strong science by developing an inclusive education national research advocacy agenda. Qualitative methods were implemented to answer three questions: (a) "What is the state of inclusive…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Advocacy
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Andzik, Natalie R.; Cannella-Malone, Helen I.; Sigafoos, Jeff – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
Although functional communication training (FCT) is an effective intervention for increasing appropriate forms of communicative behaviors and decreasing inappropriate forms of communication (i.e., challenging behavior) in students with disabilities, its effectiveness might depend to some extent on the expertise of the interventionist. The purpose…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Communication Skills, Intervention, Intellectual Disability
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Losinski, Mickey; Sanders, Sara A.; Wiseman, Nicole M. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
The current meta-analysis examined the use of deep touch pressure (DTP; e.g., weighted vests) with students with disabilities. DTP is a form of sensory integration therapy that is currently used extensively in schools with students with autism and other disabilities. Each study in the analysis was evaluated using the Council for Exceptional…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Effect Size, Intervention, Sensory Integration
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Raab, Melinda; Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
Findings from a randomized controlled design study of an ability-based versus needs-based approach to response-contingent learning among children with significant developmental delays and disabilities who did not use instrumental behavior to produce reinforcing consequences are reported. The ability-based intervention and needs-based intervention…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Developmental Delays, Intervention, Young Children
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Stanton-Chapman, Tina L.; Schmidt, Eric L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
The perceptions and beliefs of 303 special education professionals toward currently available playgrounds in their school or community were examined. Survey respondents (a) indicated that their students with a disability could not fully participate in their school or community's playground offerings, (b) discussed the need for a peer buddy program…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Accessibility (for Disabled), Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Jones, Jennifer L.; Gallus, Kami L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
The deinstitutionalization movement that began 50 years ago remains a current issue for professionals and families. Using qualitative phenomenology methodology, we investigated the experience of mandated deinstitutionalization for parents and siblings whose relatives with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) transitioned from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Normalization (Disabilities), Daily Living Skills, Inclusion
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Gross, Judith M. S.; Forber-Pratt, Anjali J.; Francis, Grace L.; Satter, Allyson L.; Blue-Banning, Martha; Hill, Cokethea – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of students with and without disabilities being educated in inclusive schools, documenting their perceptions of the culture of their school, inclusion, and the practices that were implemented to support all students. Focus groups were conducted with 86 students with and without disabilities…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Inclusion
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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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Haines, Shana J.; Gross, Judith M. S.; Blue-Banning, Martha; Francis, Grace L.; Turnbull, Ann P. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Partnerships between school staff, families, and community members are vital for ensuring the success of all students in inclusive schools. This article reports the results of a synthesis of two original studies: one study that examined the perspectives of family members and another study that examined the perspectives of community partners in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship
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Kearns, Jacqueline F.; Kleinert, Harold L.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Gong, Brian; Quenemoen, Rachel – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility requires states to develop and implement teacher effectiveness measures that consider student assessment results, including assessment results for students with disabilities participating in general and alternate assessments. We describe how alternate assessment results for students with…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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