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Horn, Annemarie L.; Gable, Robert A.; Bobzien, Jonna L.; Tonelson, Steve W.; Rock, Marcia L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
Young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and comorbid intellectual disability (ID) are vastly underrepresented in the area of postsecondary employment. This study evaluated the effectiveness and perceptions of an intervention package incorporating constant time delay (CTD) and eCoaching to promote employment skill acquisition. CTD was used…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Young Adults, Job Skills, Time Factors (Learning)
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Wittenburg, David – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
This article synthesizes policy and intervention options for youth with disabilities based on recent reports from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy. To frame findings from both reports, we utilize a life course approach. This approach is important as…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Youth, Transitional Programs, Barriers
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Burke, Kathryn M.; Anderson, Mark H.; Antosh, Anthony; LaPlante, Terri; Hicks, Tyler – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
This study explored teacher perceptions of their ability to implement the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI) with fidelity and the impact of these perceptions on student self-determination outcomes on the Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report (SDI:SR). Using a piece-wise growth model, we found stability in teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Models, Self Determination, Self Efficacy
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Sanderson, Kelli A.; Goldman, Samantha E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
This study examined the effectiveness of interventions used to increase the participation of adolescents with disabilities during individualized education program (IEP) meetings. A systematic literature review and meta-analysis were conducted to identify and synthesize the group-design experimental literature on this topic, as well as evaluate…
Descriptors: Intervention, Individualized Education Programs, Student Participation, Meetings
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Lombardi, Allison; Rifenbark, Graham; Tarconish, Emily; Volk, Daniel; Monahan, Jessica; Buck, Andrew; Izzo, Margo; Murray, Alexa – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2020
In this study, students with and without disabilities (n = 816) in general and special education settings in Grades 9 through 12 were participants in a quasi-experimental design to examine the main effects of an online curriculum intervention with transition-related content on career readiness. Setting and teacher characteristics were examined for…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Individualized Transition Plans, Students with Disabilities, High School Students
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Rivera, Christopher J.; Wood, Charles L.; James, Morgan; Williams, Sarah – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Over the past decade, there has been an increase in postsecondary programs seeking to meet the needs of students with high incidence disabilities (e.g., learning disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]). Many of these students experience difficulties with executive functioning, that is, effectively applying problem-based…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, College Students, Executive Function, Goal Orientation
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Gushanas, Christina M.; Thompson, Julie L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Research indicates that employers rate personal hygiene as the number one barrier to employment among individuals with developmental disabilities. However, there is limited literature on improving personal hygiene in preparation for employment among individuals with developmental disabilities. Using a multiple-baseline across-participants design,…
Descriptors: Hygiene, Barriers, Developmental Disabilities, Self Management
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Honsberger, Toby J.; Brady, Michael P.; Honsberger, Christine F.; Kearney, Kelly B. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Many secondary students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not taught employability skills and routines needed for competitive or supported employment in regular community environments. Literacy-based behavioral interventions (LBBIs) that combine print, pictures, and behavioral rehearsal are effective for promoting acquisition and maintenance…
Descriptors: Literacy, Intervention, Secondary School Students, Autism
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Schaefer, John M.; Cannella-Malone, Helen; Brock, Matthew E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Building and maintaining positive social relationships is important to every young adult's quality of life. However, supporting the social inclusion of middle and high school students with severe disabilities can be extremely challenging. Moreover, promoting social inclusion in one classroom may have little impact on social outcomes in other…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Inclusion, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Balcazar, Fabricio E.; Awsumb, Jessica; Dimpfl, Shawn; Langi, F. L. Fredrik G.; Lara, Jazmin – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
This study describes an intervention developed to implement several best transition practices with a high risk/high need population. In all, 116 students with disabilities from a charter school for dropouts participated. All students were interviewed at different points in time to track their progress as they completed the program. Records of…
Descriptors: Dropout Programs, Continuation Students, Minority Group Students, Youth Programs
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Lind, John; Poppen, Marcus; Murray, Christopher – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Positive teacher-student relationships provide adolescents with disabilities the confidence to explore new challenges in and out of the classroom. Goal-setting and self-determination skills have been consistently shown to promote healthy transition adjustment among students with disabilities. Despite the growing awareness of the importance of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Self Determination, Adolescents, Emotional Disturbances
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Collins, Belva C.; Terrell, Misty; Test, David W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
This investigation used a multiple-probe-across-participants design to examine the effects of using a simultaneous prompting procedure to teach four secondary students with mild intellectual disabilities the employment task of caring for plants in a greenhouse. The instructor also embedded photosynthesis science content as nontargeted information…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Prompting, Mild Intellectual Disability, Horticulture
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Konrad, Moira; Clark, Kelly A.; Test, David W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Students with disabilities trail behind their peers without disabilities while in school, as well as in post-secondary outcome areas. Given that self-determination and enhanced academic skills are associated with improved post-school outcomes, one possible solution is to identify interventions that teach self-determination and academic skills…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Writing Instruction
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Sowers, Jo-Ann; Powers, Laurie; Schmidt, Jessica; Keller, Thomas E.; Turner, Alison; Salazar, Amy; Swank, Paul R. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Individuals with disabilities are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The purpose of this study was to experimentally evaluate the impact of a STEM mentor intervention and differences between students matched with mentors with or without disabilities on career planning outcomes. An independent groups ×…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Disabilities, Mentors, Career Planning
Cannella-Malone, Helen I.; Schaefer, John M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Although an important part of adult life, individuals with significant disabilities experience low rates of gainful employment. The purpose of this review was to summarize and analyze the literature on teaching vocational skills to individuals with significant disabilities. Sixty-two articles (with 75 experiments) included in this review were…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Severe Disabilities, Vocational Education, Job Training
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