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Gilson, Carly B.; Carter, Erik W.; Biggs, Elizabeth E. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
Effective vocational instruction is an essential aspect of preparing students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for the world of work. We systematically reviewed research on instructional methods used to teach employment skills to secondary students with IDD. We identified 56 studies involving 766 participants with IDD. Four…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Severe Disabilities, Vocational Education, Intellectual Disability
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Sennott, Samuel C.; Light, Janice C.; McNaughton, David – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
A systematic review of research on the effects of interventions that include communication partner modeling of aided augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) on the language acquisition of individuals with complex communication needs was conducted. Included studies incorporated AAC modeling as a primary component of the intervention,…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Language Acquisition, Literature Reviews, Case Studies
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Andzik, Natalie R.; Cannella-Malone, Helen I.; Sigafoos, Jeff – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
Although functional communication training (FCT) is an effective intervention for increasing appropriate forms of communicative behaviors and decreasing inappropriate forms of communication (i.e., challenging behavior) in students with disabilities, its effectiveness might depend to some extent on the expertise of the interventionist. The purpose…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Communication Skills, Intervention, Intellectual Disability
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Domire, Sarah C.; Wolfe, Pamela – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2014
Video-based instruction is becoming a common intervention in today's classrooms. Previous research has focused primarily on video modeling techniques that required the student to watch an entire video of the task before attempting to complete the task independently. Video prompting is a form of video instruction that breaks down target skills…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Prompting, Autism
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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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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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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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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