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Wu, Ya-ping; Chen, Ming-chung; Lo, Ya-yu; Chiang, Chun-han – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2020
This study examined the effects of an intervention that integrated peer-mediated instruction (PMI) with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) using speech-generating devices (SGDs). Nine trained peer tutors without disabilities taught science concepts and modeled use of SGDs following a script to three elementary school students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Peer Teaching, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Biggs, Elizabeth E.; Snodgrass, Melinda R. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2020
Friendships are central to children's development and well-being, but children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have complex communication needs are at risk of social isolation. This qualitative study used methods informed by grounded theory to investigate the nature of how elementary-age children without disabilities described…
Descriptors: Friendship, Communication Disorders, Students with Disabilities, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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King, Seth; Johnson, Hayley E.; Burch, Taneal; Chitiyo, Argnue – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Feeding disorders exhibited by children with developmental disabilities, which include limiting food intake or refusing to consume solid foods, often result in poor health consequences. Interventions for feeding disorders vary in terms of their acceptability to children with disabilities and their families. One specific procedure, the…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Probability, Adolescents
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Finnerty, Megan S.; Jackson, Lewis B.; Ostergren, Renee – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
This study examined material adaptations being used with students who have severe disabilities in general education elementary classrooms during language arts, social studies, and science instruction. Data sources included classroom observations, interviews, and artifacts shared by three general and special educator teams. Findings revealed themes…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Elementary School Students, Mainstreaming
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Root, Jenny R.; Cox, Sarah K.; Gonzalez, Stephanie – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Data analysis inherently requires problem solving, yet it is the most understudied mathematical skill for individuals with extensive support needs. The current study taught elementary students with extensive support needs (i.e., autism and intellectual disability) to solve math word problems requiring analysis of scaled pictographs through…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students