ERIC Number: EJ1122200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Participation and Intellectual Disability: A Review of the Literature
Dean, Evan E.; Fisher, Kim W.; Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v54 n6 p427-439 Dec 2016
Participation is a central aspect of human functioning and a key focus of research and practice in the intellectual disability field. However, there is not an accepted definition of participation that guides research and practice. To inform the development of a definition, a scoping review of the intellectual disability literature from 2001-2015 was conducted. Findings suggest that existing research rarely uses definitions of participation, but does examine participation across multiple domains and addresses issues of access and inclusion. Less focus was placed on individual aspects of participation such as meaning, responsibility, and choice. Based on the findings, implications for future research and practice are provided.
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Literature Reviews, Definitions, Participation, Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Inclusion, Student Responsibility, Student Reaction, Ambiguity (Context)
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://www.aaiddjournals.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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