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Keilty, Bonnie; Smith, JaneDiane – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Increasingly, families know prenatally of certain diagnoses with a high probability of developmental delays. These diagnoses could result in eligibility for Part C early intervention (EI) postnatally. Although prenatal developmental interventions (e.g., Early Head Start, Nurse Family Partnership) are common for families with environmental risks,…
Descriptors: Family Attitudes, Developmental Delays, Early Intervention, At Risk Persons
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Travers, Hilary E.; Carlton, Mary Elizabeth; Carter, Erik W. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Although the significance of sibling relationships is widely affirmed, little is known about these relationships in young adulthood. In this study, we examined the experiences and perspectives of 155 siblings (ages 18-30) of individuals with intellectual disability or autism. Our focus was on how young adults spend time with their brother or…
Descriptors: Siblings, Sibling Relationship, Intellectual Disability, Autism
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Gilson, Carly B.; Gushanas, Christina M.; Li, Yi-Fan; Foster, Kaitlin – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Inclusion across education contexts is critical to acknowledge and inspire the full potential of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). In the early stages of a postsecondary education program's development, peers and faculty are integral stakeholders to promoting an inclusive campus life. We conducted a campus-wide survey…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Postsecondary Education
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Goo, Minkowan; Myers, Diane; Maurer, Adela L.; Serwetz, Robert – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of using an iPad to teach early literacy skills to students with intellectual disability (ID). Three elementary students with mild to moderate levels of ID participated in the study. We used a multiple-probe design across students to examine a functional relationship between using an iPad…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Emergent Literacy, Elementary School Students
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Larriba-Quest, Kelsey; Byiers, Breanne J.; Beisang, Arthur; Merbler, Alyssa M.; Symons, Frank J. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
There are no published studies describing educational experiences for girls with Rett syndrome. Given the extensive educational needs associated with Rett syndrome, it is important to understand how families perceive their daughters' educational experiences to inform education service provision. The purpose of this study was to survey parents of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction, Educational Experience
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Raley, Sheida K.; Burke, Kathryn M.; Hagiwara, Mayumi; Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Kurth, Jennifer A. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
There is a strong link between the development of skills associated with self-determination (i.e., choice-making, decision-making, problem solving, goal setting and attainment, planning, self-management, self-advocacy, self-awareness, and self-knowledge) and positive school (e.g., academic achievement) and postschool (e.g., employment, community…
Descriptors: Models, Learning Processes, Inclusion, Student Needs
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Luckasson, Ruth; Schalock, Robert L. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
This article describes a multidimensional model of context that identifies, defines, and explains three key properties of context: multilevel, multifactorial, and interactive. The use of this model to drive a context-based enhancement cycle is also described. The enhancement cycle involves four steps: (a) identifying current interactions that…
Descriptors: Models, Context Effect, Interaction, Individual Development
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Akobirshoev, Ilhom; Mitra, Monika; Parish, Susan L.; Valentine, Anne; Simas, Tiffany A. Moore – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Understanding the pregnancy experiences of racial and ethnic minority women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is critical to ensuring that policies can effectively support these women. This research analyzed data from the 1998-2013 Massachusetts Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal (PELL) data system to examine the racial and…
Descriptors: Mothers, Pregnancy, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups
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McCulloch, Emaley; Cuckler, Audra; Valdes, Elise; Hughes, M. Courtney – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Dysphagia is common in individuals with developmental disabilities. Little research exists on the impact of trainings aimed at improving Direct Care Staff's (DCS) use of safe eating and drinking practices. This article presents two studies using pre-and postexperimental design, evaluating online training to improve DCSs' knowledge and ability to…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Eating Habits, Eating Disorders, Health Promotion
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Kuijken, Noortje M. J.; Naaldenberg, Jenneken; Vlot-van Anrooij, Kristel; Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Maria W. G.; van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, Henny M. J.; Leusink, Geraline L. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Taking the dynamics of everyday life into account is important for health behavior change. Surveys were conducted to gain insight into available health promoting physical activity and nutrition initiatives in the everyday life of people with intellectual disability (ID). Researchers considered characteristics of the initiatives and the attention…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Intellectual Disability, Physical Activities, Nutrition
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Goldman, Samantha E.; Burke, Meghan M.; Casale, Ellen G.; Frazier, Morgan A.; Hodapp, Robert M. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Because parents face barriers in advocating for their children within the special education system, some families request help from a special education advocate. In this study, we evaluated the perceptions of caregivers who requested advocacy support to understand why, for whom, when, and where the advocacy services were needed; how the advocate…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Advocacy, Special Education, Parent Attitudes
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Dinora, Parthenia; Bogenschutz, Matthew; Broda, Michael – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) often rely on Medicaid-funded services and supports to facilitate their daily living. The financial investment for these services is significant, yet little work has been conducted to understand how these investments affect life outcomes. This pilot study used a novel data integration…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Health Insurance
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Barnhart, Wesley R.; Whalen Smith, Cara N.; Ellsworth, David; Coleman, Erica; Lorenz, Allison; Riddle, Ilka K.; Havercamp, Susan M. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
People with disabilities have more health complications and higher healthcare utilization related to tobacco use than people without disabilities. Yet, they are less likely to use tobacco cessation resources. Important to meaningful and lasting health behavior change are relationships developed in the home, workplace, and community. Some people…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Smoking, Disabilities, Caregivers
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Houseworth, James; Pettingell, Sandra L.; Kramme, Julie E. D.; Ticha, Renata; Hewitt, Amy S. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Direct support professionals (DSPs) provide a broad range of supports in a variety of settings to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) that enables people to live, work, and participate in their communities. Despite the crucial importance in ensuring supports for community participation of people with IDD, high rates of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Caregivers, Labor Turnover, Wages
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Keesler, John M.; Troxel, Jess – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Direct support professionals (DSPs) are instrumental to the daily operations of organizations that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). With extensive responsibilities, DSPs often experience high levels of stress and burnout that can result in turnover and vacant positions. Self-care is the practice of behaviors…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Caregivers, Daily Living Skills, Well Being
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