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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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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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Meyer, Luanna H. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
Over the years, much has been accomplished in the area of severe disabilities--by professionals, academic scholars, parents of persons with disabilities, and self-advocates. It was not that long ago that children with severe disabilities were most likely to be excluded from school altogether or, if they received an education at all, it was far…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Environment, Freedom, Developed Nations
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Freeman, Rachel; Eber, Lucille; Anderson, Cynthia; Irvin, Larry; Horner, Rob; Bounds, Monica; Dunlap, Glen – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
School-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) is a systematic and effective approach for broadly improving student behavior across school environments. SWPBS includes data-based strategies for supporting all students along a continuum of need and intensity based on a three-tiered model of prevention. Students with the most significant behavioral…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Inclusive Schools, Behavior Modification, Mainstreaming
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Hawken, Leanne S.; O'Neill, Robert E. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
Throughout its evolution, school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) has explicitly promoted the perspective that it should involve all students in a given school setting. However, the literature on SWPBS has not always fully and clearly addressed the involvement of students with severe disabilities. This article will (a) briefly review the…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Severe Disabilities
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Brown, Fredda; Michaels, Craig A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
As people see a powerful technology and philosophical value system originally developed to promote the self-determination and inclusion of individuals students with severe disabilities applied to and having impact on the broader school population, they wonder what the outcomes will be. In this article, the authors reflect on two issues: (1) the…
Descriptors: Labeling (of Persons), Disabilities, Behavior Problems, Educational Environment
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Snell, Martha E. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
In this article, the author recognizes and responds to the three major themes of the four articles focusing on the use of school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) with students having the most serious problem behavior: needed research, including students with severe disabilities at all support levels through adaptations, and avoiding further…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Behavior Problems
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Sailor, Wayne; Zuna, Nina; Choi, Jeong-Hoon; Thomas, Jamie; McCart, Amy; Roger, Blair – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
Schoolwide positive behavior support (SWPBS) exemplifies a longitudinal research program originating in the fields of special education and school psychology that has produced an extensive national database encompassing an evidence-based set of practices applicable to general education as well as special education students including those with…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Change, Urban Schools, Special Education Teachers
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Crimmins, Daniel; Farrell, Anne F. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
Positive behavior support (PBS) has evolved over the past 15 years from an individualized approach to behavior management to one with an increased focus on universal applications. Although there are clear areas of convergence between individualized and universal supports, it is also clear that the provision of individualized supports is an…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Behavior Modification, Federal Legislation, Student Behavior
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Falvey, Mary A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
In this article, the author comments on the paramount article "Toward Realization of the Least Restrictive Educational Environments for Severely Handicapped Students" by Brown, Wilcox, Sontag, Vincent, Dodd, and Gruenewald. She states that the article contained amazingly persuasive and logical ideas that guided the dramatic changes in service…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Mainstreaming
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Downing, June E.; Spencer, Sally; Cavallaro, Claire – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine the startup of a charter elementary school specifically designed to be fully inclusive. Twenty-one adult stakeholders, including parents, teachers, staff, and an administrator, were interviewed and asked a series of questions designed to solicit information about what they identified as strengths and…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Participative Decision Making, College School Cooperation, Charter Schools
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Brown, Lou; Wilcox, Barbara; Sontag, Edward; Vincent, Betty; Dodd, Nancy; Gruenewald, Lee – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
It is now the responsibility of educators to provide for the education of severely handicapped students in what has been referred to as "the least restrictive educational environment." This paper discusses least restrictive educational environments in relation to segregation versus integration, interactions with nonhandicapped age peers,…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Mainstreaming