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Root, Jenny R.; Cox, Sarah K.; Gonzalez, Stephanie – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Data analysis inherently requires problem solving, yet it is the most understudied mathematical skill for individuals with extensive support needs. The current study taught elementary students with extensive support needs (i.e., autism and intellectual disability) to solve math word problems requiring analysis of scaled pictographs through…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students
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Ivy, Sarah E.; Hatton, Deborah D.; Wehby, Joseph H. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
Children's skill level in using a spoon facilitates increased independence during mealtimes and greater control over the pace and quantity of food intake, which has important implications for health and self-determination. Children with severe multiple disabilities, including cognitive and visual impairment (VI), require intensive instruction to…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, Severe Intellectual Disability, Visual Impairments
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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Wood, Leah; Browder, Diane M.; Flynn, Lindsay – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Using a modified system of least prompts, two classroom teachers taught three participants with moderate intellectual disability to generate questions about United States history. After reading brief portions of the text aloud to the participants, the teachers taught participants to identify if the answer to the question was in the book or not in…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Inclusion, Moderate Intellectual Disability
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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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Spooner, Fred; Kemp-Inman, Amy; Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn; Wood, Leah; Ley Davis, Luann – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Literacy is an important skill for accessing all academic content areas, and there has been an increased focus on using a variety of assistive technology (AT) to support the acquisition of literacy skills for students with severe disabilities. Literacy also provides these students with skills to increase community participation, with independence,…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Severe Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Generalization
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Spooner, Fred; Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn; Kemp-Inman, Amy; Wood, Leah A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2014
Literacy skills are important for accessing all areas of academic content as well as for increasing quality of life. The use of shared stories to teach early literacy skills to students with extensive support needs, including students with autism, is an evidence-based practice. This project extends the research by examining the effects of…
Descriptors: Autism, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Hudson, Melissa E.; Browder, Diane M. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2014
This study evaluated the effects of a peer-delivered least prompts intervention and adapted read-alouds of a grade-level novel on correct listening comprehension responses for participants with moderate intellectual disability. Before the study began, participants were taught concepts for wh- words (i.e., who, what, why, when, and where), to…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Prompting, Intervention, Oral Reading
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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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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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Snell, Martha E. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
Students with disabilities should not only be members of general education classrooms, but must also be able to learn meaningful skills in those settings, not just socialize with peers. This article reviews effective teaching methods and their contextual fit with the working of a general education classroom. The response to intervention (RtI)…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, General Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Spooner, Fred; Rivera, Christopher J.; Browder, Diane M.; Baker, Joshua N.; Salas, Spencer – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
Recent statistics suggest that the number of English-language learners has been growing at a rapid rate in the United States. The growth of this population will inevitably lead to a larger number of culturally and linguistically diverse students with significant cognitive disabilities. Currently, there is little research on effective literacy…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Emergent Literacy, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Marks, Susan Unok – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
With the increased public attention to a rapidly growing number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it seems as if there is an equally rapid growth of new specialized programs catering to this group of children. The question to be considered is, if there are indeed promising models based on inclusive settings, why does…
Descriptors: Autism, Special Needs Students, Inclusive Schools, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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