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ERIC Number: EJ1203711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
Types of Supplementary Aids and Services for Students with Significant Support Needs
Kurth, Jennifer A.; Ruppar, Andrea L.; McQueston, Jessica A.; McCabe, Katie M.; Johnston, Russell; Toews, Samantha Gross
Journal of Special Education, v52 n4 p208-218 Feb 2019
Supplementary aids and services (SAS) have been a provision in special education law since PL 94-142, however, almost no guidance has been provided to help teams make decisions about their appropriate selection and use. In this exploratory study, we explore the types of SAS selected for students with significant support needs using a conventional content analysis of individualized education program (IEPs) from 88 students in Grades K-12. Results illustrate the wide variation in types of SAS chosen for students overall. Curricular accommodations and personnel supports were the most commonly identified supports, while supports to assist students to communicate and make meaning of curriculum (e.g., curricular modifications) were less common, as were less intrusive supports such as peer-assisted learning. Implications for policy, practice, and research are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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