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        • Cover, Copy, Compare to Teach Math Skills - Description

          This Practice Description is a Promising Practice for students with disabilities based on three single-subject studies demonstrating positive effects using methodologically weak designs across six participants with disabilities.

          • Cover, Copy, Compare to Teach Multiplication Facts - Lesson

            This Lesson Plan is used to teach student to build fluency with multiplication facts using the Verbal-Cover, Copy, Compare strategy. 

        • Graphic Organizers to Teach Math - Description

          This Practice Description is a Promising Practice for students with disabilities based on one methodologically sound single-subject study across four participants with disabilities and two single-subject studies demonstrating positive effects using methodologically weak designs across six participants with disabilities.  

          • Graphic Organizers to Teach One-Step Word Problem Solving - Lesson

            This Lesson Plan is to teach students to solve one-step word problems.

        • Mnemonics to Teach Social Studies Vocabulary - Description

          This Description is a Promising Practice based on one acceptable group study and six studies with strong research designs. 

          • Mnemonics to Teach Social Studies Vocabulary - Lesson

            This is a Lesson Plan to teach students (using direct instruction) to use a mnemonic device (i.e., acoustically similar [rhyming or alliterative] or diminutive [ i.e., portions of the term]) to learn social studies vocabulary.

        • Morphological Instruction to Teach Reading Skills - Description

          This is a promising practice for students with disabilities based on one group experimental study demonstrating positive effects with a weak research design across 10 students with disabilities. 

          • Morphological Analysis to Teach Vocabulary in an Inclusive Setting - Lesson

            This Lesson Plan is used to teach students to use a Word Mapping graphic device to effectively analyze, predict, and verify defining unfamilar vocabulary words through morphological analysis.

        • Simultaneous Prompting to Teach Math - Description

          This is Practice Description of a promising practice for students with disabilities based on one methodologically sound single-subject study across four students with disabilities and two single-subject studies with weak designs and positive effects across four students with disabilities. 

          • Simultaneous Prompting to Teach Pythagorean Theorem - Lesson

            This lesson plan starter is to teach students to use Pythagorean Theorem to teach real-world application problems.

        • Technology to Teach Reading Comprehension - Description

          This is a Practice Description that is a promising practice for students with disabilities based on one methodologically sound single-subject study across three students with disabilities.  It is also a promising practice for students with intellectual disabilities based on one methodologically sound single-subject study across three students with intellectual disability.

          • SMART Board Technology to Teach Grocery Store Aisle Sight Words - Lesson

            This lesson plan starter is to teach students grovery aisle sight words.

        • Computer Assisted Instructon - Student Focused Planning - Description

          Practice description for using computer-assisted instruction to teach student involvement in the IEP. NSTTAC/NTACT

          • Computer Assisted Instruction - Student Focused Planning - Lesson - SAS

            Lesson plan to teach student involvement in the IEP meeting using an interactive multimedia version of the Self-Advocacy Strategy (Lancaster, Schumaker, & Deshler, 2002)

        • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Descritpion for the effective practice of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Agency Leadership - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of agency leadership identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Career Exploration - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Career Exploration Services identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Career Exploration - Job Search - NCWD Practice Description

          Practice Description for career exploration activities identified by NCWD-Youth

        • Choose to Work - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Choose to Work (CTW) identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Community Based Instruction - Communication Skills - Description

          This is a Practice Description for a Research-Based Practice for students with disabilities based on one methodologically sound group study with random assignment across 15 students with disabilities and one methodologically sound quality single subject study across 5 participants.  It is also a Promising Practice for students with deaf-blindness and intellectually disability based on one methodologically sound quality single subject study with 5 participants.

          • Community Based Instruction - Communication Skills - Lesson

            Lesson plan to teach job-related communication skills using community based instruction (Heller, Allgood, Ware, & Castelle, 1996)

        • Community Based Instruction - Employment Skills - Description

          This is a Practice Description that is a Promising Practice for students with disabilities based on one methodologically sound group study with non-random assignment across 20 participants.

          • Community Based Instruction - Employment Skills - Lesson - Collating Copies

            Lesson plan to teach collating copies using community based instruction (Cihak, Alberto, Kessler, & Taber, 2004)

        • Community Rehabilitation Program - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) Certification identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • DARSforce - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of DARSforce identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Data Driven - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of being Data Driven identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Embedded Training Programs - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Embeded Training Programs (ETP) identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Employer Relations Team - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Employer Relations Team identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Empowerment and Customer Self-Concept - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of empowerment and customer self-concept identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Essential Elements of Service Delivery - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of essential elements of service delivery identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Excellent Service, Every Consumer, Every Time (E3) - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of E3 identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Extension of Career Planning Services Beyond Secondary School

          This is a Practice Description that is a Promising Practice for students with disabilities based on one methodologically sound group study with non-random assignment across 57 participants with disabilities.

        • Increasing Visability and Communication/Constituent Relations - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of iincreasing visability and communication/constituent relations identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Incubator Units - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of incubation units identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Individual Placement and Supports - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of individual placement and supports identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Least to Most Prompting - Communication - Lesson - Job Related

          Lesson plan to teach employment related communication skills using least to most prompting system (Heller, Allgood, Ware, & Castelle, 1996)

        • Least to Most Prompting - Communication Skills - Description

          Lesson plan to teach employment related communication skills using least to most prompting system (Heller, Allgood, Ware, & Castelle, 1996)

        • Least to Most Prompting - Job Skills - Description

          Practice description for least to most prompting to teach job specific skills. NSTTAC/NTACT

        • Maryland Seamless Transition Collaborative (MSTC) - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of MSTC identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Mnemonics - Job Application Skills - Description

          Practice description for mnemonics to teach an employment skill. NSTTAC/NTACT

          • Mnemonics - Job Application Skills - Lesson

            Lesson plan to teach completing applications using a mnemonic strategy (Nelson & Smith, 1994)

        • Organizational Culture - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Organizational Culture identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Organizational Skills - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of organizational skills identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Partnerships - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Descriptions

          Practice Description for the effective practice of partnerships identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Rapid Response and Internal Service - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Rapid Response and internal service identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Rehabilitation Counselor and Unit Autonomy - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of RC&UA identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Resources - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Descriptions

          Practice Description for the effective practice of using resources identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Return on Investment - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Return on Investment identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Service Integration and Business Model - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of SI & BM identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Share Point - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Share Point identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Soft Skills Training Program - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Soft Skills Training Program identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Staff Training and Development - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Staff Training and Development identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Strong Business Model - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Strong Business Model identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Support for Innovative and Promising Practices - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of SIPP identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • UDOWD - Competitive Employment – VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Utah Defendant Offender Workforce Development Taskforce (UDOWD) identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Valforce - Competitive Employment – VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Valforce identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Work Incentive Planning and Benefits Counseling - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Work Incentive Planning and Benefits Counseling identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Working Alliance or Client-Centered Services - Competitive Employment – VR Practice Description

          Practice Description for the effective practice of Working Alliance or Client-Centered Services identified by the RRTC-EBP-VR.

        • Computer Assisted Instructon - Student Focused Planning - Description

          Practice description for using computer-assisted instruction to teach student involvement in the IEP. NSTTAC/NTACT

          • Computer Assisted Instruction - Student Focused Planning - Lesson - SAS

            Lesson plan to teach student involvement in the IEP meeting using an interactive multimedia version of the Self-Advocacy Strategy (Lancaster, Schumaker, & Deshler, 2002)

        • Community Based Instruction - Communication Skills - Lesson

          Lesson plan to teach job-related communication skills using community based instruction (Heller, Allgood, Ware, & Castelle, 1996)

        • Community Based Instruction - Grocery Shopping - Description

          Practice description for community-based instruction to teach grocery shopping skills. NSTTAC/NTACT

          • Community Based Instruction - Grocery Shopping - Lesson

            Lesson plan to teach grocery shopping using community based instruction Gaule, Neitupski, & Certo, 1985)

        • Extension of Career Planning Services Beyond Secondary School

          This is a Practice Description that is a Promising Practice for students with disabilities based on one methodologically sound group study with non-random assignment across 57 participants with disabilities.

        • Forward Chaining - Functional Life Skills - Description

          This is a Practice Description that is a Research-Based Practice for students with disabilities based on two methodologically sound single subject studies across 7 participants.  It is also a Promising Practice for students with severe intellectual disabilities based on one methodologically sound single case study with 3 participants with severe intellectual disabilities.

          • Forward Chaining - Functional Skills - Lesson - Laundromat

            Lesson plan to teach using a laundromat using forward chaining (McDonnell & McFarland, 1988)

        • Least to Most Prompting - Grocery Shopping Skills - Description

          This is a Practice Description that is a Research-Based Practice for students with disabilities based on one methodologically sound group study with non-random assignment across 40 participants with disabilities and one methodologically sound single subject study across 3 participants with disabilities.  It is also a Promising Practice for students with moderate intellectual disabilities based on one methodologically sound single subject study across 3 participants with moderate intellectual disabilities.

          • Least to Most Prompting - Grocery Shopping Skills - Lesson - Meal Planning

            Lesson plan to teach following a grocery list using least to most prompting system (Arnold-Reid, Schloss, & Alper, 1997)

        • Least to Most Prompting - Job Skills - Description

          This is a Practice Description that is a Research-Based Practice for students with disabilities based on one methodologically sound group study with non-random assignment with 40 participants and one methodologically sound single subject study with 4 participants. It is also a Promising Practice for students with mild intellectual disabilities based on one methodologically sound group study with non-random assignment with 20 participants with mild intellectual disabilities, as well as 20 students with moderate intellectual disabilities and a Promising Practice for students with moderate intellectual disabilities based on one methodologically sound group study with non-random assignment with 20 participants with moderate intellectual disabilities, as well as 20 students with mild intellectual disabilities.

          • Least to Most Prompting - Job Skills - Lesson - Cleaning a Table

            Lesson plan to teach cleaning skills using least to most prompting system (Smith, Collins, Schuster, & Kleinart, 1999)

        • One-More-Than Strategy - Counting Money - Description

          This is a Practice Description that is a Research-Based Practice for students with disabilities based two methodologically sound single subject studies across 6 participants.  It is also a Promising Practice for students with moderate intellectual disability based on one methodologically sound single subject study with 4 participants with moderate intellectual disability.

          • One-More-Than Strategy - Counting Money - Lesson

            Lesson plan to teach money counting use "one more than" strategy (Colyer & Collins, 1996)

        • One-More-Than Strategy - Purchasing Skills - Description

          This is a Practice Description that is a Research-Based Practice for students with disabilities based on three methodologically sound single subject studies across 11 participants and a Research-Based Practice for students with moderate intellectual disabilities based on two methodologically sound single subject studies across 7 participants with disabilities. It is also a Promising Practice for students with autism and moderate intellectual disabilities based on one methodologically sound single subject study with 4 participants with disabilities.

          • One-More-Than Strategy - Purchasing Skills - Lesson1

            Lesson plan to teach purchasing using "one more than" or "next dollar" strategy (Cihak & Grim, 2008)

          • One-More-Than Strategy - Purchasing Skills - Lesson2

            Lesson plan to teach purchasing using "one more than" strategy with a cents pile modification (Denny & Test, 1995)

        • Progressive Time Delay - Functional Life Skills - Description

          This is a Practice Description that is a Research-Based Practice for students with disabilities based on four methodologically sound single subject studies across 20 participants and a Research-Based Practice for students with moderate intellectual disabilities based on three methodologically sound single subject studies across 16 participants with moderate intellectual disabilities.  It is also a Promising Practice for students with severe intellectual disabilities based on one methodologically sound single subject study with 4 participants with severe intellectual disabilities.

        • Progressive Time Delay - Purchasing Skills - Description

          This is a Practice Description that is a Research-based Practice for students with disabilities based on two methodologically sound single subject studies across 8 participants.  It is also a Promising Practice for students with moderate intellectual disability based on one methodologically sound single subject study with 4 participants with moderate intellectual disability and a Promising Practice for students with severe intellectual disability based on one methodologically sound single subject study with 4 participants with severe intellectual disability.

          • Progressive Time Delay - Purchasing Skills - Lesson - Selecting Lower Priced Groceries

            Lesson plan seeking lower priced items using progressive time delay (Sandknop, Schuster, Wolery, & Cross, 1992)

        • Self-Management - Social Skills - Description

          This is a Practice Description that is a Research-Based Practice for students with disabilities based on two methodologically sound single subject studies across 7 participants.  It is also a Promising Practice for students with emotional behavioral disabilities based on one methodologically sound single subject study with 3 participants with emotional behavioral disabilities and a Promising Practice for students with severe intellectual disabilities based on one methodologically sound single subject study with 4 participants with severe intellectual disabilities.

          • Self-Management - Social Skills - Lesson

            Lesson plan to teach game-related social skills using self-management strategies (Moore, Cartleledge, & Heckaman, 1995)

        • Computer Assisted Instructon - Student Focused Planning - Description

          Practice description for using computer-assisted instruction to teach student involvement in the IEP. NSTTAC/NTACT

          • Computer Assisted Instruction - Student Focused Planning - Lesson - SAS

            Lesson plan to teach student involvement in the IEP meeting using an interactive multimedia version of the Self-Advocacy Strategy (Lancaster, Schumaker, & Deshler, 2002)

    • Career Academies - School Completion - Description

      Practice Description for Career Academies for school completion

    • Job Corps - School Completion - Description

      Practice Description for the Job Corps program for school completion.

    • JOBSTART - School Completion - Description

      Practice Description for the JOBSTART program for school completion.

    • Social and Behavior Intervention Programs - Dropout Prevention - Description

      Practice Description for social and behavioral interventions as a dropout prevention strategy.

    • Talent Search - School Completion - Description

      Practice Description for the Talent Search program for school completion. 

    • Twelve Together - Staying in School - Description

      Practice Descritpion for the Twelve Together program for styaing in school. 

      • Career Awareness - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Career Awareness which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • High School Diploma/Exit Exam - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of High School Diploma/Exit Exam which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Interagency Collaboration - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

        Definition and characteristics of Interagency Collaboration which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Parent Expectations - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Parent Expectations which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Self-Care Skills - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Self-Care Skills which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Self-Determination/Self-Advocacy - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Self-Determination/Self-Advocacy which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Social Skills - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Social Skills which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Student Support - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Student Support which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Career Awareness - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Career Awareness which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Community Experiences - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Community Experiences which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • High School Diploma/Exit Exam - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of High School Diploma/Exit Exam which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Interagency Collaboration - Competitive Employment - VR Practice Description

        Definition and characteristics of Interagency Collaboration which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Parent Expectations - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Parent Expectations which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Parent or Family Involvement - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Parent and Family Involvement which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Program of Study - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Program of Study which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Self-Care Skills - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Self-Care Skills which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Self-Determination/Self-Advocacy - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Self-Determination/Self-Advocacy which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Social Skills - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Social Skills which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Student Support - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Student Support which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Transition Program - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Transition Program which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Travel Skills - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Travel Skills which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Youth Autonomy and Decision Making

        Definition and characteristics of Youth Autonomy and Decision Making which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Paid Work - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Paid Work which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Social Skills - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Social Skills which is associated with improved post-school outcomes

      • Student Support - Post-school Outcomes - Predictor Description

        Definition and characteristics of Student Support which is associated with improved post-school outcomes