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Kuntz, Emily M.; Carter, Erik W. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2021
Although many students with severe disabilities are enrolled in general education classrooms, general educators rarely receive strong training and guidance on supporting the academic and social participation of these students. A multiple probe across participants design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of a collaborative planning and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Students with Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Inclusion
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Caron, Jessica; Light, Janice; McNaughton, David – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2021
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app with transition to literacy (T2L) software features (i.e., dynamic text and speech output upon selection of a graphic symbol within the grid display) on the acquisition of 12 personally relevant single words for individuals with…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Severe Disabilities
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Gilley, Deidre P.; Root, Jenny R.; Cox, Sarah K. – Journal of Special Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to support the development of mathematics and self-determination skills of young adults with extensive support needs. Mathematical problem solving is a natural context for teaching two component skills of self-determination: self-monitoring and goal setting. Three young adults with extensive support needs (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Skill Development, Self Determination, Young Adults
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Brock, Matthew E.; Barczak, Mary A.; Anderson, Eric J.; Bordner-Williams, Nichole M. – Exceptional Children, 2021
Existing approaches for training paraeducators rely heavily on intensive one-to-one coaching and may not be feasible in practice. In this study, we test a tiered training model in which all paraeducators first received group training, and then coaching was provided only for the subset who did not meet performance criteria after group training.…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Training
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Talman, Lena; Stier, Jonas; Wilder, Jenny; Gustafsson, Christine – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Participation is the goal of Swedish disability policy, but it is difficult to achieve for adults with profound intellectual (and multiple) disabilities (PI(M)D). Since these adults are dependent on others in every aspect of their lives, others control their ability to participate in everyday life decisions. This study used observations, analyzed…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Participation, Models, Civil Rights
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Favot, Kate; Carter, Mark; Stephenson, Jennifer – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2021
A multiple baseline with probe across participants design was used to investigate the effects of an oral narrative intervention on early developing personal narratives of four children aged 6 and 7 with autism spectrum disorder and severe language disorder. The individual intervention targeted the narrative macrostructure elements of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Personal Narratives, Young Children, Autism
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Greene, Anna; Bethune, Keri S. – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2021
Science content remains a commonly overlooked academic content area for students with severe disabilities, including ASD and ID, despite recent research. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of systematic instruction, such as prompting and fading techniques, implemented during whole-group science instruction for students with both…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sequential Approach, Group Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Howard, Maureen; Reed, Alexandra S.; Francis, Grace L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2021
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA; 2004) requires that special education teachers include transition in student individualized education plans (IEPs) in preparation for adulthood. The law also requires that, at a minimum, educators invite students with disabilities to attend their IEP meetings starting no later than…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Students with Disabilities, Special Education, Transitional Programs
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Esteves, Jeffrey; Perry, Adrienne; Spiegel, Rebecca; Weiss, Jonathan A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Introduction: Challenging behaviors are common in individuals with developmental disabilities and pose significant challenges to their well-being and that of their families and communities. Method: We explored the occurrence and predictors of self-injurious behavior and aggressive/destructive behavior in 372 Canadian youths (aged 4-20 years) with…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Incidence, Behavior Problems, Aggression
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Paulauskaite, Laura; Farris, Ola; Spencer, Helen M.; EPICC-ID group; Hassiotis, Angela – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Background: Families of children with developmental delays (DD) prior to the COVID-19 pandemic experienced inequalities in accessing health and social care services. Measures put in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus have potentially exacerbated existing inequalities and have led to additional pressures for these families. Methods: We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmental Delays, Preschool Children, Severe Disabilities
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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Allcock, Heather; Walker, Virginia; Olson, Amy; Taub, Deborah – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2021
Teacher preparation for inclusive education of students with significant disabilities requires an understanding of the requisite skills and dispositions to be taught during the teacher preparation period. Given the relative scarcity of inclusive placements for this population, as well as limited research-based teacher preparation practices to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Expertise, Special Education
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Firth, Graham; Glyde, Megan; Denby, Gemma – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This study looked to investigate the sometimes conscious and sometimes intuitive decision-making processes of Intensive Interaction practitioners. More specifically, this study set out to develop a rich description of how practitioners make judgements when developing a dynamic repertoire of Intensive Interaction strategies with people…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Residential Care, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology
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Sanders, Eric J.; Page, Thomas A.; Lesher, Deborah – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine confidence levels and identify predictors of increased confidence of school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) relative to different aspects of the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment process. Method: Surveys were completed by 272 school-based SLPs. Questions were…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, School Personnel, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Haakma, Ineke; De Boer, Anke A.; Van Esch, Sanne; Minnaert, Alexander E. M. G.; Van Der Putten, Annette A. J – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2021
In the Netherlands, the trend towards inclusion has led to the development of a 'To School Together' programme in which students with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) receive tailored care and education during the school day in a special classroom ('To School Together' class) within a mainstream school. Besides shared…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities
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Olson, Amy J.; Roberts, Carly A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2020
Special education teacher educators face multiple systemic, institutional, and social barriers in preparing teacher candidates to provide students with significant disabilities access to the general curriculum. This qualitative interview study explores how special education teacher educators are working to navigate these barriers while employing…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Barriers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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