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Rossetti, Zach; Hall, Sarah – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine perceptions of adult sibling relationships with a brother or sister with severe disabilities and the contexts affecting the relationships. Adult siblings without disabilities (N = 79) from 19 to 72 years of age completed an online survey with four open-ended questions about their relationship…
Descriptors: Adults, Sibling Relationship, Severe Disabilities, Online Surveys
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Bock, Amanda K.; Erickson, Karen A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Learning to read with comprehension requires that students acquire and integrate an increasingly complex set of skills. Students with severe disabilities are often seen as incapable of mastering and integrating the skills required for reading with fluency and comprehension, a presumption that results in decreased access to comprehensive reading…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Learner Engagement, Severe Disabilities
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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Lyon, Kristin J.; Shogren, Karrie A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
The purpose of the present study was to investigate practices that support the inclusion of students with severe disabilities in the learning and social activities of inclusive K-8 schools to inform inclusive school reform research and practice. Eighteen K-8 students with severe disabilities in six schools recognized for their implementation of…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Baggerman, Melanie A.; Ault, Melinda Jones; Collins, Belva C.; Spriggs, Amy D.; Slocum, Victoria – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
An important part of quality of life for people with moderate and severe disabilities (MSDs) is being involved in extracurricular and community activities. However, volunteers, who may not have experience with including people with MSDs, lead most community activities. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the effectiveness of teacher…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Coaching (Performance), Quality of Life, Moderate Intellectual Disability
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Hughes, Carolyn; Harvey, Michelle; Cosgriff, Joseph; Reilly, Caitlin; Heilingoetter, Jamie; Brigham, Nicolette; Kaplan, Lauren; Bernstein, Rebekah – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Limited social interaction typically occurs between high school students with autism and their general education peers unless programming is introduced to promote interaction. However, few published social interaction interventions have been conducted among high school students with autism and their general education classmates. Such studies…
Descriptors: High School Students, Peer Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Autism
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Meral, Bekir Fatih; Cavkaytar, Atilla; Turnbull, Ann P.; Wang, Mian – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
This study examined family quality of life (FQOL) of Turkish families who have children with intellectual disabilities (ID) and autism. To research the perceptions of FQOL and relevant predictive relationships, data were gathered from 3,009 families who have children with ID and autism. The data were collected by using a Socio-demographic Family…
Descriptors: Autism, Mental Retardation, Quality of Life, Family Environment
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Chung, Yun-Ching; Carter, Erik W. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Even when enrolled in general education classes, students with complex communication challenges may remain socially isolated from their classmates when receiving one-to-one paraprofessional support. We evaluated the efficacy and social validity of an intervention package incorporating paraprofessional facilitation, peer initiation, and increased…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Interaction, Mental Retardation, Assistive Technology
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Chung, Yun-Ching; Carter, Erik W.; Sisco, Lynn G. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
Although positive peer relationships can facilitate the academic learning, skill development, and emotional well-being of students with complex communication challenges, few peer interactions are likely to take place in school settings apart from intentional intervention and support efforts. We conducted a systematic review to identify and examine…
Descriptors: Intervention, Adolescents, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Interaction
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Hughes, Carolyn; Kaplan, Lauren; Bernstein, Rebekah; Boykin, Michaela; Reilly, Caitlin; Brigham, Nicolette; Cosgriff, Joseph; Heilingoetter, Jamie; Harvey, Michelle – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
We reviewed studies to identify strategies effective at increasing social interaction skills across a range of secondary school students with autism and/or intellectual disability who experienced limited peer interaction. We were particularly interested in identifying strategies that involved peers and were effective at increasing peer interaction…
Descriptors: Intervention, Secondary School Students, Interpersonal Relationship, Autism
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Ruppar, Andrea L.; Gaffney, Janet S. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2011
Given the centrality of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) to services for students with disabilities, the decision-making process during the IEP meeting deserves attention in research and implementation. In this case study, IEP team decision-making is examined as a socially situated practice. Transcripts of an initial evaluation and IEP…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Goal Orientation, Teamwork, Participative Decision Making
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Rossetti, Zachary S. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2011
This is an interpretivist qualitative study that explores the contexts and dynamics of friendships among three groups of young adults; each group included an individual with autism or severe disability and high school students without disabilities. Data were collected through ethnographic methods where friends interacted together. Particular…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Ethnography
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Hudson, Melissa E.; Test, David W. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2011
This study reviewed published literature to determine the level of evidence for using shared story reading to promote literacy. Shared story reading was defined as a practice used to access age-appropriate literature through reader-listener interaction in which a story is read aloud and student interaction with the reader and the story is…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Story Reading, Interaction, Emergent Literacy
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Hughes, Carolyn; Golas, Melissa; Cosgriff, Joseph; Brigham, Nicolette; Edwards, Caitlin; Cashen, Kelly – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2011
Incorporating general education peers into social skills instructional programs has been effective at increasing social interaction of high school students with intellectual disabilities and autism with their classmates. In this study, communication book use (Hughes et al., 2000), combined with providing the opportunity to interact, was associated…
Descriptors: Inclusion, General Education, Mental Retardation, Autism
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Carter, Erik W.; Sisco, Lynn G.; Chung, Yun-Ching; Stanton-Chapman, Tina L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2010
Social interactions with peers are an important aspect of childhood development that is closely linked to emotional well-being and success in school. We conducted a comprehensive review of recent intervention studies evaluating strategies to improve the peer interaction outcomes of students with intellectual disabilities and/or autism. The purpose…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mental Retardation, Autism, Educational Practices
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Tincani, Matt; Travers, Jason; Boutot, Amanda – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
The reported prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased dramatically since the 1980s. In response, researchers, educators, and policy makers have sought to develop effective technologies for assessment and intervention. A focus on evidenced-based practices is logical, given significant deficits in language, social interaction,…
Descriptors: Autism, Family Environment, Interaction, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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