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Cimera, Robert Evert – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
This study examined the percentage of 21,257 supported employees served by 74 state-federal vocational rehabilitation agencies in 2013 who would have earned more wages in sheltered workshops than in the community. It found that the overwhelming majority of supported employees earned more in their communities at all wage comparison points; however,…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Supported Employment, Sheltered Workshops, Vocational Rehabilitation
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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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Mirenda, Pat – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
The evolution of evidence-based practice in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has occurred via two different but related routes: the conventional research-to-practice route and the more common practice-to-research route. This article defines both routes with examples of each and discusses potential problems that may arise when…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices
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Kozleski, Elizabeth B. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
This article offers a rationale for the contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice in special education. In it, I make the argument that qualitative research encompasses the ability to study significant problems of practice, engage with practitioners in the conduct of research studies, learn and change processes during a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Evidence Based Practice, Special Education, Research Methodology
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Singer, George H. S.; Agran, Martin; Spooner, Fred – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
This article discusses the relationship between evidence-based practices (EBPs) and values in research and practice pertaining to people with severe disabilities. The importance of basing educational and habilitation practices on substantial scientific evidence for practical, moral, and legal reasons is acknowledged given the prevalence of…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Severe Disabilities, Values, Educational Research
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Wang, Mian; Lam, Yeana – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
Many issues arise in the discussion of the evidence-based practice (EBP) movement and implementation science in special education and specific educational practices for students with severe disabilities. Yet cultural adaptations of EBPs, which have emerged as an area of research in other fields, are being left out as a focus of EBP discourse. The…
Descriptors: Special Education, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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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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Powers, Laurie E. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
Action research approaches reflecting power sharing by academic and community researchers, full engagement of community partners across all study phases, and ongoing commitment to partnership and capacity building have been increasingly embraced, particularly in research affecting marginalized populations. Findings suggest action research…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Action Research, Participatory Research, School Community Relationship
Trader, Barbara; Stonemeier, Jennifer; Berg, Tricia; Knowles, Christen; Massar, Michelle; Monzalve, Manuel; Pinkelman, Sarah; Nese, Rhonda; Ruppert, Traci; Horner, Robert – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
The use of restraint and seclusion in schools has been identified repeatedly as an approach that is overused, misused, and potentially dangerous. In this article, we emphasize the importance of an approach to supporting students with significant problem behavior that focuses on prevention, evidence-based intervention procedures, heightened levels…
Descriptors: Discipline, Prevention, Intervention, Evidence Based Practice
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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Ballard, Sarah L.; Dymond, Stacy K. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
This systematic literature review examined research on stakeholders' beliefs about addressing the general education curriculum in general education classrooms with students with severe disabilities (SD). The investigation was limited to studies published in peer-reviewed journals between 1997 and 2015. Ten articles were identified and then…
Descriptors: General Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Severe Disabilities, Curriculum
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Zagona, Alison L.; Uyanik, Hatice; Xie, Jingrong; Mahal, Stephanie – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
Focused attention to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and college and career readiness (CCR) has been attributed to increased secondary school reform efforts directed at ensuring all students graduate high school prepared for adulthood. To successfully experience college and careers, students must have the knowledge, skills, and experiences…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Severe Disabilities, Job Skills
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Dukes, Charles; Darling, Sharon M.; Bielskus-Barone, Kristina – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
A review of State Department of Education and school district websites was conducted to determine how policy related to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) was communicated to teachers of students with severe disabilities. Four states were selected: California, New York, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. State Department of Education websites and…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Severe Disabilities, School Districts, Web Sites
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Lowrey, K. Alisa; Hollingshead, Aleksandra; Howery, Kathy; Bishop, John B. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
Voices of practitioners are often missing in research studies. This project focused on examining general education teachers' stories as they relate to implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and inclusion of students with moderate to severe intellectual disability. Seven general education teachers from Canada and the United…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Access to Education, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Surveys
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Connolly, Jennifer F. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
In the last several years, there has been growing concern about the use of seclusion in schools. Little is known about its use, particularly with students with disabilities. This article presents the findings from an analysis of 26 due process hearings taking place nationwide over a 12-year period containing a description of the use of seclusion.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Discipline, Definitions
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