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Root, Jenny R.; Cox, Sarah K.; McConomy, M. Addie – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2022
A growing body of literature supports the effectiveness of Modified Schema-Based Instruction (MSBI) to improve mathematical problem-solving for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID). MSBI is an intervention package that teaches students to identify the problem structure and use a problem-solving heuristic to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intellectual Disability
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de Valenzuela, J. S.; Pacheco, Rosalía; Shenoy, Sunaina – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2022
The use of alternate English language proficiency (Alt-ELP) assessments is an emerging phenomenon with real-life consequences for students with complex support needs from language minority homes. Our examination of U.S. state practices during the 2017-2018 academic year for the identification of English learners (ELs) with complex support needs…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Special Needs Students
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Awsumb, Jessica; Schutz, Michele; Carter, Erik; Schwartzman, Ben; Burgess, Leah; Lounds Taylor, Julie – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2022
The road to employment begins in high school. However, few youth with severe disabilities currently participate in paid employment before graduation. The purpose of this study was to map the breadth of barriers that can hinder youth from accessing this influential transition experience. We held individual (n = 8) and focus group (n = 16)…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Students with Disabilities, Barriers, Employment Level
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Walker, Virginia L.; Pennington, Robert C.; Andzik, Natalie R.; Tapp, Melissa C.; Masud-Werner, Andy – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2022
Many students with extensive support needs (ESN) benefit from specific instruction as well as a range of communication supports to develop effective communication repertoires and fully participate in their educational experience. Although evidence-based practices and supports addressing the communication needs of students with ESN have been…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Needs, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills
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Clausen, Amy M.; Tapp, Melissa C.; Pennington, Robert C.; Spooner, Fred; Teasdell, Annette – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2021
Modified schema-based instruction (MSBI) is a strategy to teach mathematical word problem solving to students with moderate and severe disabilities (MSD). In this comprehensive review, we explore the current state of research on MSBI to determine whether MSBI is an evidence-based practice (EBP) for students with MSD. We reviewed 12 studies, of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Schemata (Cognition), Mathematics Instruction, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Toews, Samantha Gross; McQueston, Jessica; Kurth, Jennifer A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2021
This systematic literature review updates and extends the findings of Hudson and Test's 2011 review of literature on shared reading, an interactive read-aloud practice, to promote literacy skills for students with extensive support needs (ESN). Thirty-two shared reading studies are assessed and described in terms of literacy skills investigated,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Literacy Education, Special Needs Students
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Krishnan, Sudha – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2021
Traditional literacy practices using print-based texts exclude students with complex support needs from the full range of literacy activities provided to peers without disabilities, which may limit them to low-level literacy skills or functional skills. By contrast, by including various forms of representation and text, multiliteracies are…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Self Advocacy, Students with Disabilities, Severe Disabilities
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Perreault, Melanie; Haibach-Beach, Pamela; Lieberman, Lauren; Foster, Elizabeth – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2021
Children with Coloboma, Heart defects, Atresia choanae, Restricted growth, Genital hypoplasia, and Ear abnormalities (CHARGE) syndrome have many sensory impairments that can cause delays in motor development impacting physical activity, health, and quality of life. However, only one limited study has investigated motor competence in children with…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Disabilities, Age Differences
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Mortier, Kathleen; Brown, Isabella C.; Aramburo, Corrine M. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2021
Culturally and linguistically diverse families face substantial barriers in the special education system and seek support from cultural brokers to help them navigate it. We used a qualitative design to study cultural brokering experiences among Latinx families of children with extensive support needs and cultural brokers. Through individual…
Descriptors: Special Education, Ethnic Diversity, Student Diversity, Language Usage
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O'Brien, Matthew J.; Schieltz, Kelly M.; Berg, Wendy K.; McComas, Jennifer J.; Wacker, David P. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2021
In this article, we provide a case example of how telehealth can be used by care providers in their homes to access empirically validated procedures such as functional communication training. As shown in the case example, complex assessment and intervention procedures were implemented successfully by care providers in their homes while receiving…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Health, Access to Health Care
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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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Strain, Phil; Fox, Lise; Barton, Erin E. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2021
Although our field has made significant progress in the measurement of procedural fidelity in research studies, we argue for a more nuanced and expansive perspective on procedural fidelity. Specifically, we review the status quo of procedural fidelity measurement in intervention research along with specific suggestions for increasing both…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Intervention, Severe Disabilities, Educational Research
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Kennedy, Craig H. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2021
People with severe disabilities have a higher prevalence of many health conditions when compared with the general population. Examples include gastrointestinal conditions, chronic allergies, epilepsy, and sleep dysregulation, among many other health concerns. Of particular interest in the treatment of challenging behavior is the comorbidity of…
Descriptors: Health, Behavior Problems, Severe Disabilities, Comorbidity
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Harry, Beth; Ocasio-Stoutenburg, Lydia – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2021
This article draws parallels between the concept of "Black lives matter" and the efforts of caregivers to advocate for the value of the lives of their children who have disabilities. The authors identify three key concepts that undergird their argument: first, the concept of systemic bias as built in to the hierarchical valuing of…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Parent Role, Disabilities, Children
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Reichle, Joe; Ganz, J. B.; Pierson, Lauren; Rodriguez, Daira – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2021
Treatment intensity is an aspect of communication intervention that has received limited empirical attention. In this article, we discuss key parameters of treatment intensity related to individuals with complex communication needs who use augmentative and alternative communication. We advocate for an examination of treatment intensity along with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Communication Skills, Incidence
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