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Spooner, Fred; McKissick, Bethany R.; Knight, Victoria F. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
The use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) was mandated with the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and continues with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Accordingly, all children, including those with severe disabilities, must be taught both daily living and academic skills using EBPs. In this article, we synthesize,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Severe Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Daily Living Skills
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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Enyart, Matt – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
Although the number of schools implementing schoolwide positive behavior supports (SWPBS) has increased dramatically, the inclusion of students with severe disabilities in these efforts remains negligible. This article describes the evolution of positive behavior intervention and supports into the SWPBS approach used in many schools today,…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Modification, Severe Disabilities, Inclusion
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Losinski, Mickey; Sanders, Sara A.; Wiseman, Nicole M. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
The current meta-analysis examined the use of deep touch pressure (DTP; e.g., weighted vests) with students with disabilities. DTP is a form of sensory integration therapy that is currently used extensively in schools with students with autism and other disabilities. Each study in the analysis was evaluated using the Council for Exceptional…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Effect Size, Intervention, Sensory Integration
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Sailor, Wayne S.; McCart, Amy B. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2014
After decades of effort to create inclusive education, the authors assert that the time for full inclusion to manifest at scale may finally be at hand. This article first briefly considers the background and history of the inclusive education movement. The authors then reframe the discourse by defining inclusion through structures and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Change, Access to Education, Educational History
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Gardner, Stephanie; Wolfe, Pamela – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Identifying methods to increase the independent functioning of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is vital in enhancing their quality of life; teaching students with ASD daily living skills can foster independent functioning. This review examines interventions that implement video modeling and/or prompting to teach individuals with…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Prompting, Intervention
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Landers, Eric; Courtade, Ginevra; Ryndak, Diane – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine how the needs of students with disabilities are addressed by state coordinators of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) during professional development activities on positive behavioral strategies, school-wide systems, and school-wide commitment to the PBIS approach.…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Professional Development, Inclusion, Student Behavior
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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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Carr, Edward G. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
This article raises four questions pertaining to the problem of using school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) with students who have severe disabilities. First, are there any limits to the applicability of SWPBS? Second, does SWPBS potentiate, or strengthen, the effects of tertiary (individual) support, thereby ensuring the greatest good for…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Carter, Erik W.; Trainor, Audrey A.; Ditchman, Nicole; Swedeen, Beth; Owens, Laura – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
Early work experiences have been advocated as an important avenue for equipping youth with disabilities with the skills, attitudes, opportunities, and aspirations needed to transition successfully to meaningful careers after high school. We examined the efficacy and social validity of a multicomponent intervention package--composed of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Education Work Relationship, Severe Disabilities, Work Experience
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Ostryn, Cheryl; Wolfe, Pamela S.; Rusch, Frank R. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2008
Research related to the use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) with individuals having autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) was examined using a communication competence paradigm detailed by J. C. Light (1988, 1989, 2003). Communication components were operationalized based on skills identified in ASD research. A review was conducted…
Descriptors: Models, Autism, Interpersonal Communication, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Minarovic, Timothy J.; Bambara, Linda M. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
This study examined the effects of teaching employees with moderate intellectual disabilities to use sight-word checklists as antecedent prompts to self-initiate job tasks in varied and novel sequences. The intervention package consisted of (a) sight word reading and comprehension instruction, and (b) self-management training using first a…
Descriptors: Employees, Mental Retardation, Supported Employment, On the Job Training
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Courtade, Ginevra R.; Spooner, Fred; Browder, Diane M. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
A comprehensive review of research was conducted on teaching science to students with significant cognitive disabilities. Guidelines from the National Science Education Standards were used to identify categories of studies based on the strands of science. A total of 11 studies were identified from the 20 years of literature searched. In general,…
Descriptors: State Standards, National Standards, Educational Strategies, Learning Strategies
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Snell, Martha E.; Chen, Lih-Yuan; Hoover, Kathryn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2006
This paper provides results of a descriptive analysis of peer-reviewed, single subject design, intervention research on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for individuals with severe disabilities, from birth to 21 years, published in English between 1997 and 2003. A database of 40 studies was found that met seven specified criteria.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Communication Skills
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Lucyshyn, Joseph M.; Irvin, Larry K.; Blumberg, E. Richard; Laverty, Robelyn; Horner, Robert H.; Sprague, Jeffrey R. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
We conducted an observational study of parent-child interaction in home activity settings (routines) of families raising young children with developmental disabilities and problem behavior. Our aim was to empirically investigate the construct validity of coercion in typical but unsuccessful family routines. The long-term goal was to develop an…
Descriptors: Intervention, Interaction, Family Attitudes, Validity
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Amos, Patricia A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
While many individuals with challenging behaviors now enjoy the benefits of inclusion and self-determination, large numbers of their peers remain in segregated, restrictive settings and continue to be subjected to coercive intervention plans that include aversives, (nonemergency) restraint, and seclusion as "treatment." A rising tide of…
Descriptors: Technology, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Coping