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Giangreco, Michael F. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2020
This article briefly responds to the following question: Why aren't more students with severe disabilities being placed in general education classrooms? I offer five reasons why more students with severe disabilities are not included, because: (a) ableism persists, (b) schools continue to misapply the least restrictive environment provisions of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Severe Disabilities, Students with Disabilities, Grade 5
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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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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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Wood, Leah; Browder, Diane M.; Flynn, Lindsay – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Using a modified system of least prompts, two classroom teachers taught three participants with moderate intellectual disability to generate questions about United States history. After reading brief portions of the text aloud to the participants, the teachers taught participants to identify if the answer to the question was in the book or not in…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Inclusion, Moderate Intellectual Disability