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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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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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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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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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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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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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Salisbury, Christine L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
A growing number of schools are engaged in efforts to become more inclusive in their service delivery and educational practices. To date, accounts of principals involved in reform efforts have largely been absent from the research literature. To address this need, this study examined the perspectives and experiences of eight principals who were…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Principals, Inclusive Schools, Elementary Schools
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Cosbey, Joanna Evans; Johnston, Susan – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
Three young children with severe, multiple disabilities were taught to utilize a voice output communication aid (VOCA) to request access to preferred items and/or peers during play activities. Acquisition of VOCA use resulted from a naturalistic intervention strategy that consisted of creating communication opportunities, prompting the participant…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Severe Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities
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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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Carter, Erik W.; Kennedy, Craig H. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
Promoting access to the general curriculum for students with disabilities has emerged as a central theme of recent legislative and policy initiatives. Ensuring that students with severe disabilities benefit fully from the myriad learning and social opportunities available through the general curriculum remains an important challenge, particularly…
Descriptors: Intervention, Severe Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Inclusive Schools
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Giangreco, Michael F.; Smith, Carter S.; Pinckney, Elaine – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
Many schools have increased their use of paraprofessionals as a primary mechanism to include more students with various disabilities in general education classes. Although intended to be supportive, service delivery that relies extensively on paraprofessionals has resulted in a host of challenges for public schools and questionable services for…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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Spooner, Fred; Dymond, Stacy K.; Smith, Anne; Kennedy, Craig H. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
This article introduces a special issue on accessing the general curriculum for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The authors intent with the series was to highlight four Directed Research (CFDA 84.324D) projects funded by the Office of Special Education Programs in 2002. The directed research priority targeted the need to extend…
Descriptors: General Education, Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming
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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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