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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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Dymond, Stacy K.; Renzaglia, Adelle; Gilson, Christie L.; Slagor, Michael T. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
The term "access to the general curriculum" is widely used in the field of special education, yet little is known about how practitioners are interpreting the term for high school students with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD). In this study, general and special educators in one high school were interviewed to determine their…
Descriptors: High School Students, Moderate Mental Retardation, Severe Mental Retardation, Special Education Teachers
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Carter, Erik W.; Hughes, Carolyn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
Increasing the participation of youth with severe disabilities in general education has remained a consistent and prominent focus of legislative, policy, and research initiatives. We examined the perceptions of high school staff regarding the goals, barriers, benefits, outcomes, and supports associated with including adolescents with severe…
Descriptors: General Education, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Dymond, Stacy K.; Renzaglia, Adelle; Rosenstein, Amy; Chun, Eul Jung; Banks, Ronald A.; Niswander, Vicki; Gilson, Christie L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
Case study methodology was used in combination with a participatory action research (PAR) approach to examine the process of redesigning one high school science course to incorporate the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and to promote access to the general curriculum. The participants included one general education teacher and two…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Access to Education, Student Participation, Learning Theories
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Carter, Erik W.; Cushing, Lisa S.; Clark, Nitasha M.; Kennedy, Craig H. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2005
Peer support interventions are emerging as an effective alternative to traditional paraprofessional models for assisting students with moderate to severe disabilities to access the general curriculum. To contribute to the refinement of peer support interventions, we evaluated the impact of altering the number of participating peers on the social…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Peer Acceptance
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Carter, Erik W.; Hughes, Carolyn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2005
Research indicates that peer interaction can have a substantial impact on the lives of adolescents with disabilities. However, social interaction among adolescents with intellectual disabilities and their general education peers typically occurs infrequently in secondary schools. This paper provides a critical analysis of twenty-six empirical…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Mental Retardation
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Clark, Nitasha M.; Cushing, Lisa S.; Kennedy, Craig H. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
The authors examined the effects of an intensive onsite technical assistance (IOTA) model on the inclusive practices of special educators. Three special educators received technical assistance that included performance assessments, workshops on inclusive practices, and intensive onsite follow-up support. Inclusive practices were measured using…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Technical Assistance, Special Education Teachers, Informal Assessment