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Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities

Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities

Published in Association with TASH

eISSN: 21692408 | ISSN: 15407969 | Current volume: 48 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly
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Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), published in association with TASH, is a critically acclaimed and widely read scientific journal in the field of disabilities. RPSD publishes breakthrough articles on such topics as inclusion, augmentative and alternative communication, supported living, supported employment, early childhood issues, self-advocacy, positive behavioral supports, disability rights and issues of concern to families. This journal is the most influential vehicle for progressive research in the disability field. Published quarterly, RPSD occasionally focuses on special topics, such as cultural competency, covered by many of the most notable authors and researchers in the field.

Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD) is a quarterly journal published by TASH (formerly The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps) that addressed issues and concerns relating to, or relevant for, persons with severe disabilities/extensive support needs across the lifespan. RPSD publishes articles that report original research; comprehensive literature reviews; policy analyses; and databased descriptions of innovative programs, practices, or service delivery models.

Craig Kennedy University of Connecticut, USA
Managing Editor
Shari L. Hopkins Western Oregon University, USA
Associate Editors
Elizabeth E. Biggs Vanderbilt University, USA
Charles Dukes Florida Atlantic University, USA
Robert C. Pennington University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Jenny Root Florida State University, USA
Zach Rossetti Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, USA
Fred Spooner University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Statistical Consultant
Meghan Burke University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Editorial Board
Martin Agran University of Wyoming, USA
Jacki L. Anderson California State University - East Bay, USA
Jennifer M. Asmus University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Sarah L. Ballard Illinois State University, USA
Linda Bambara Lehigh University, USA
Erin E. Barton Vanderbilt University, USA
Matthew E. Brock Ohio State University, USA
Jennifer L. Bumble American Institutes for Research, USA
Kathryn M. Burke Temple University, USA
Susan R. Copeland University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, USA
Hayley Crawford University of Warwick, UK
Sharon M. Darling Florida Atlantic University, USA
Monica Delano University of Louisville, USA
Stacy K. Dymond University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Anna J. Esbensen Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Susan Etscheidt University of Northern Iowa, USA
Deborah J. Fidler Colorado State University, USA
Marisa H. Fisher Michigan State University, USA
Lise Fox University of South Florida, USA
Grace L. Francis George Mason University, USA
Kathleen Gee California State University, Sacramento, USA
Megan M. Griffin Whitworth University, USA
James W. Halle University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Liz Halstead University College London, UK
Robert Horner University of Oregon, USA
Melissa Hudson East Carolina University, USA
Kara Hume University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Lewis Jackson University of Northern Colorado, USA
Lee Kern Lehigh University, USA
Victoria Knight University of British Columbia, Canada
Jennifer A. Kurth University of Kansas, USA
Charles Lakin University of Minnesota, USA
Donna Lehr Boston University, USA
Kristina Lopez Arizona State University, USA
David Mank Indiana University, USA
Hedda Meadan University of Illinois, USA
Robert O'Neill University of Utah, USA
Hyun-Sook Park San Jose State University, USA
Jamie N. Pearson North Carolina State University, USA
Kathryn D. Peckham-Hardin California State University - Northridge, USA
April Regester University of Missouri, St Louis, USA
Brian Reichow University of Connecticut, USA
Caroline Richards University of Birmingham, USA
Joel E. Ringdahl University of Georgia, USA
Mandy Rispoli University of Virginia, USA
Christopher Rivera East Carolina University, USA
Diane Lea Ryndak University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA
Julia Scherba de Valenzuela University of New Mexico, USA
Ilene S. Schwartz University of Washington, USA
Karrie Shogren University of Kansas, USA
Jeff Sigafoos Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
George H.S. Singer University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Melinda R. Snodgrass Illinois State University, USA
Connie Sung Michigan State University, USA
Julie Lounds Taylor Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Maria Valdovinos Drake University, USA
Sandra B. Vanegas University of Texas at Austin, USA
Jane Waite Aston University, UK
Virginia Walker University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Peishi Wang Queens College, USA
Katie Wolfe University of South Carolina, USA
Ya-Ping Wu National Chiayi University, Taiwan
Alison Zagona University of Kansas, USA
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