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Kuntz, Emily M.; Carter, Erik W. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Instruction and support for students with intellectual disability in general education classes should be informed by research-based interventions. In this systematic review, we examined the focus and impact of interventions delivered in inclusive classes to support middle and high school students with intellectual disability. We identified 40…
Descriptors: Intervention, Secondary School Students, Intellectual Disability, Inclusion
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Roberts, Carly A.; Ruppar, Andrea L.; Olson, Amy J. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
School administrators play an important role in shaping teaching and learning. However, very little is known regarding how school administrators perceive instruction for students with severe disabilities and how those perceptions shape expectations and visions for instruction. Semistructured interviews were used to interview 12 administrators…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Severe Disabilities, Inclusion
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Walker, Virginia L.; Loman, Sheldon L.; Hara, Motoaki; Park, Kristy Lee; Strickland-Cohen, M. Kathleen – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
To explore the accessibility of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) for students with severe disabilities, we conducted a survey of 179 schools implementing SWPBIS during the 2015-2016 school year. Personnel from each school reported the frequency and level of importance of SWPBIS implementation across Likert-type…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Positive Behavior Supports, Inclusion, School Personnel
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Gee, Kathy; Gonsier-Gerdin, Jean – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the experiences and perceptions of 10 first-year teachers who had been trained to provide evidence-based practices, including integrated services and supports, and subsequently took jobs in self-contained, special education elementary and middle-school classrooms designated for students with…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Qualitative Research, Beginning Teachers, Evidence Based Practice
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Ruppar, Andrea L.; Roberts, Carly A.; Olson, Amy J. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
Teaching students with severe disabilities is a complex endeavor, and the skills and qualities of expert teachers for students with severe disabilities are not well understood. A lack of understanding about the unique roles and expertise of teachers of students with severe disabilities can influence the quality of education students with severe…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Severe Disabilities, Expertise, Teaching Methods
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Ruppar, Andrea L.; Neeper, Lance S.; Dalsen, Jennifer – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
In the current study, special education teachers' perceptions of preparedness to implement recommended practices for students with severe disabilities were examined. A vignette-style survey was sent to special education teachers assigned to teach students with severe disabilities. Overall, respondents reported higher perceptions of preparedness to…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Readiness, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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Petersen, Amy – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
This qualitative research study sought to understand the perspectives of teachers of students with significant cognitive disabilities regarding general education curriculum access. The participants in this study raised many questions about what general education curriculum access is and how it might be realized. This study illuminated the need for…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, General Education
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Pence, Alicia R.; Dymond, Stacy K. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' beliefs about the participation of students with severe disabilities (SD) in school clubs. Participants were special education teachers (N = 60) of middle and junior high school students with SD from one state. Data were collected using a survey. Results indicate that teachers value including…
Descriptors: Clubs, Severe Disabilities, Middle School Students, Junior High School Students
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Stanton-Chapman, Tina L.; Schmidt, Eric L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
The perceptions and beliefs of 303 special education professionals toward currently available playgrounds in their school or community were examined. Survey respondents (a) indicated that their students with a disability could not fully participate in their school or community's playground offerings, (b) discussed the need for a peer buddy program…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Accessibility (for Disabled), Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Ballard, Sarah L.; Dymond, Stacy K. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
This case study examined one high school student's access to inclusive education and experiences in an inclusive English class after he acquired severe disabilities and complex health care needs from a nontraumatic brain injury. Multiple sources of data (i.e., interviews, field notes, and documents) were collected and analyzed to formulate…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, High School Students, Case Studies, Inclusion
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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Born, Kiara; Love, Hailey – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
This study investigated educational experiences for students with significant cognitive disability (SCD) taught in self-contained high school classrooms. Nineteen students and nine teachers across five high schools and four school districts participated. A time-sampling method was used to describe the ecological, teacher, and student behaviors of…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Self Contained Classrooms, High Schools, Student Behavior
Biggs, Elizabeth E.; Gilson, Carly B.; Carter, Erik W. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2016
Fostering and maintaining strong collaborative relationships are critically important for paraprofessionals and special education teachers working together to provide a high-quality education for students with severe disabilities. Through in-depth interviews with 22 teachers and paraprofessionals comprising nine educational teams, we examined…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Severe Disabilities
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Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Yu, Ting; Satter, Allyson L.; Francis, Grace L.; Haines, Shana J. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
A team from Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT), a federally funded technical assistance project focused on creating cascading, aligned systems for inclusive education, conducted a series of focus groups and interviews with school administrators, general and special educators, and related service providers in six schools…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Focus Groups, Interviews
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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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Goldstein, Jessica; Behuniak, Peter – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
Connecticut's Skills Checklist was developed in response to federal policy that requires all students with significant cognitive disabilities participate in state assessments and be included in measures of adequate yearly progress. Test developers had high expectations for this assessment. In addition to its function as an accountability measure,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Indicators, Accountability, Federal Programs
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