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Roberts, Carly A.; Leko, Melinda M. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
A multiple baseline single-case study examined the integration of functional and academic goals in an individualized story-based lesson plan incorporating an adapted text on grade level content for adolescent students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities across three staff--student dyads. The research team collected data on teacher…
Descriptors: Literacy, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Disabilities
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Voorhees, Mary D.; Walker, Virginia L.; Snell, Martha E.; Smith, Carol G. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Following the implementation of Tier 1 and Tier 2 Positive Behavior Support (PBS) strategies in six Head Start (HS) classrooms, three children in two classrooms were identified who had significant behavioral challenges and met the criteria for the use of individualized PBS. The purpose of this demonstration was to evaluate whether the effects of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification
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Romer, Lyle T.; Walker, Pamela – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
This paper focuses on aspects of the relationship that develops between people offering daily support and those seeking those supports. We interviewed 16 personal assistants employed in two agencies in the Pacific Northwest. Both agencies are members of a community of practice among organizers of person-centered supports that is coordinated…
Descriptors: Social Agencies, Social Services, Allied Health Personnel, Help Seeking
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Strully, Jeffrey L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
This article provides a response to Romer and Walker from two distinct perspectives: the field of developmental disabilities and a parent of children with developmental disabilities. Jeffrey Strully describes his current role managing a moderate-sized agency in Los Angeles that provides individualized and personalized supports as well as his work…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Parents, Autism, Caregivers
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Chung, Yun-Ching; Carter, Erik W. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2013
Even when enrolled in general education classes, students with complex communication challenges may remain socially isolated from their classmates when receiving one-to-one paraprofessional support. We evaluated the efficacy and social validity of an intervention package incorporating paraprofessional facilitation, peer initiation, and increased…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Interaction, Mental Retardation, Assistive Technology
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Larson, Sheryl; Lakin, Charlie; Hill, Shannon – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
This article reviews 43 U.S. studies assessing adaptive and challenging behavior outcomes associated with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who moved from institutions to community residential settings. These studies were published between 1977 and 2010. Longitudinal and comparison group studies were selected based on a…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Developmental Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies, Mental Retardation
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Plavnick, Joshua B. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
Video modeling is an effective and efficient methodology for teaching new skills to individuals with autism. New technology may enhance video modeling as smartphones or tablet computers allow for portable video displays. However, the reduced screen size may decrease the likelihood of attending to the video model for some children. The present…
Descriptors: Autism, Video Technology, Imitation, Teaching Methods
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Chung, Yun-Ching; Carter, Erik W.; Sisco, Lynn G. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
Although positive peer relationships can facilitate the academic learning, skill development, and emotional well-being of students with complex communication challenges, few peer interactions are likely to take place in school settings apart from intentional intervention and support efforts. We conducted a systematic review to identify and examine…
Descriptors: Intervention, Adolescents, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Interaction
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Hughes, Carolyn; Kaplan, Lauren; Bernstein, Rebekah; Boykin, Michaela; Reilly, Caitlin; Brigham, Nicolette; Cosgriff, Joseph; Heilingoetter, Jamie; Harvey, Michelle – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
We reviewed studies to identify strategies effective at increasing social interaction skills across a range of secondary school students with autism and/or intellectual disability who experienced limited peer interaction. We were particularly interested in identifying strategies that involved peers and were effective at increasing peer interaction…
Descriptors: Intervention, Secondary School Students, Interpersonal Relationship, Autism
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Wehman, Paul; Lau, Stephanie; Molinelli, Alissa; Brooke, Valerie; Thompson, Katie; Moore, Chandler; West, Michael – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of supported employment in securing and maintaining competitive employment for people with autism spectrum disorder, a group that has typically been found to be underemployed or unemployed. This prospective study followed and collected data on 33 individuals with autism spectrum disorder as they…
Descriptors: Autism, Young Adults, Supported Employment, Job Development
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Shogren, Karrie – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
Limited research has explored the perceptions of self-determination held by diverse families. In this study, seven mothers of transition-age youth with severe disabilities who were Hispanic were interviewed. Each mother was actively engaged in advocacy related to diverse children with disabilities in their local schools and communities. Mothers…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Values, Cultural Influences, Self Determination
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Restorff, Diane; Sharpe, Michael; Abery, Brian; Rodriguez, Michael; Kim, Nam Keol – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' perceptions of the impact of alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS). We used a survey of 401 teachers from three states to probe teacher perspectives across a wide range of topics. Our study found teacher perceptions were more universal than state specific. The…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Mental Retardation, Teacher Attitudes, State Surveys
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Westling, David L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
Although the author has written, conducted research, and lectured about parents of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and he is a parent himself, he is not the parent of an individual with a disability. Viewing from the experience of life "without" a child with IDD in it, it is reasonable to assume that there are…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Quality of Life, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation
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Meyer, Luanna H. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
Over the years, much has been accomplished in the area of severe disabilities--by professionals, academic scholars, parents of persons with disabilities, and self-advocates. It was not that long ago that children with severe disabilities were most likely to be excluded from school altogether or, if they received an education at all, it was far…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Environment, Freedom, Developed Nations
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Landers, Eric; Courtade, Ginevra; Ryndak, Diane – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine how the needs of students with disabilities are addressed by state coordinators of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) during professional development activities on positive behavioral strategies, school-wide systems, and school-wide commitment to the PBIS approach.…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Professional Development, Inclusion, Student Behavior
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