ERIC Number: EJ1173494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Promoting the Accessibility of SWPBIS for Students with Severe Disabilities
Loman, Sheldon L.; Strickland-Cohen, M. Kathleen; Walker, Virginia L.
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, v20 n2 p113-123 Apr 2018
This study heeds a decade-long call to action to examine the accessibility of Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) for students with severe disabilities. To improve the accessibility of SWPBIS, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and evidence-based practices were used to teach three students with severe disabilities schoolwide behavior expectations in inclusive schoolwide settings. Special education teachers from three different elementary schools adapted their campus SWPBIS Tier 1 lesson plans with additional visual supports, social narratives, and systematic instructional procedures. All participants showed improvement as evidenced by a reduction in the duration of their problem behavior in schoolwide settings. Implementing teachers found the intervention and corresponding materials to be socially valid.
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Severe Disabilities, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Evidence Based Practice, Access to Education, Inclusion, Special Education Teachers, Elementary School Curriculum, Student Improvement, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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