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Jackson, Lewis B.; Ryndak, Diane L.; Wehmeyer, Michael L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
This article used theory, historical records, and empirical research to make a case that inclusive education, in which students experience significant proportions of their day in the age-appropriate contexts and curriculum of general education, is a research-based practice with students who have extensive support needs. We begin by noting that…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, General Education, Severe Disabilities, Guidelines
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Halle, James W.; Dymond, Stacy K. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
The history of the educational movement for students with severe disabilities began with an emphasis on FAPE, opening the doors to education for all students; progressed to a greater focus on LRE, encompassing the assumption that the default setting ought to be the same one that typically developing peers occupy; and recently arrived at access to…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, General Education, Severe Disabilities
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Copeland, Susan R.; Cosbey, Joanna – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
Research strongly supports including students with extensive support needs in general education settings and providing them access to the general curriculum. Yet, there is limited research indicating how to provide them authentic access to this curriculum. This article explores several instructional approaches to provide access including (a) use…
Descriptors: General Education, Severe Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Delano, Monica E.; Keefe, Liz; Perner, Darlene – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
All teacher preparation programs face serious challenges; however, programs that prepare teachers to work with students with extensive support needs face additional, unique challenges in preparing professionals to facilitate their students' development of functional skills and to ensure their access to the general education curriculum. The purpose…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Teacher Education Programs, Course Content
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Ward, Theresa – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
In the late 1960s and 1970s, the author was falsely labeled as a student with mental retardation, a label that controlled her educational experience for 8 years. In the early 1980s, she completed traditional university licensure programs to become both a general and a special education teacher. In this article, the author provides the perspective…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Mental Retardation, Educational Experience, Special Education
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Snell, Martha E. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
Students with disabilities should not only be members of general education classrooms, but must also be able to learn meaningful skills in those settings, not just socialize with peers. This article reviews effective teaching methods and their contextual fit with the working of a general education classroom. The response to intervention (RtI)…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, General Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Sailor, Wayne – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
Special education as practiced today remains firmly anchored in the original logic of the Amendments to the Education of the Handicapped Act (PL 94-142). Subsequent reauthorizations of the statute have included language designed to increase access to the general curriculum by special needs students but have not addressed the underlying…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Special Education
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Smith, Anne – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
This special issue of Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD) is timely and resonates with the theme of the 2009 TASH Conference, "If not Us, Who? If not NOW, When?" The articles grapple with critical issues across a number of dimensions that reflect the complexity of inclusion and exclusion, the importance of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Mental Retardation, Intervention, Federal Legislation
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Kliewer, Christopher – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2008
This article is both an ethnographic and an action-based description of how excellent early childhood teachers in seven inclusive preschool and kindergarten classrooms fostered the developing literacy profiles of young children with significant developmental disabilities alongside their typically developing peers through active, engaging, social…
Descriptors: Young Children, Developmental Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Written Language
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Hughes, Carolyn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2008
Numerous studies show that employment, community participation, and postsecondary training rates of students with severe disabilities after leaving high school are the lowest of all disability categories and compare unfavorably to those of their peers without disabilities. In addition, outcomes generally do not improve as these students age. Certo…
Descriptors: Supported Employment, Independent Living, Community Involvement, Disabilities
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Carter, Erik W.; Sisco, Lynn G.; Melekoglu, Macid A.; Kurkowski, Colleen – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
Promoting access to the general curriculum has emerged as a central theme of the standards-based reform movement, challenging educators to identify effective strategies for supporting students with disabilities to access the numerous social and learning opportunities within general education. We examined peer support interventions as an…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming
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Marks, Susan Unok – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
With the increased public attention to a rapidly growing number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it seems as if there is an equally rapid growth of new specialized programs catering to this group of children. The question to be considered is, if there are indeed promising models based on inclusive settings, why does…
Descriptors: Autism, Special Needs Students, Inclusive Schools, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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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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Koegel, Robert L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
Until recently, and even in many current research circles, social behavior in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (including those with high functioning autism or Asperger disorder) was considered to be unmodifiable. Mundy, Henderson, Inge, and Coman and McGee and Daly shed new light on this concept of intractability, suggesting that…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Social Development, Communication Skills, Asperger Syndrome
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Ryndak, Diane Lea; Reardon, Ric; Benner, Susan R.; Ward, Theresa – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
This case study describes the journey of one school district as it focused for 5 years on affecting district-wide systemic change related to inclusive education for all students with disabilities, including those with severe disabilities. Information is provided about the district's efforts across 5 years, and data are provided across those 5 and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Case Studies, Inclusive Schools, Disabilities
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