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Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities

Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities

2017 Impact Factor: 1.778
2017 Ranking: 22/69 in Rehabilitation (SSCI) | 10/40 in Education, Special
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Published in Association with TASH

Stacy K. Dymond University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

eISSN: 21692408 | ISSN: 15407969 | Current volume: 44 | 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.
Managing Editor
Shari L. Hopkins University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Associate Editors
Erik W. Carter Vanderbilt University, USA
Susan R. Copeland University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, USA
James W. Halle University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Donna H. Lehr Boston University, USA
Fred Spooner University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Statistical Consultant
Meghan Burke University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Editorial Board
Martin Agran University of Wyoming, USA
Jacki L. Anderson California State University - East Bay, USA
Sarah L. Ballard Illinois State University
Linda Bambara Lehigh University, USA
Matthew E. Brock Ohio State University
Fredda Brown Queens College, USA
Meghan Burke University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Monica Delano University of Louisville, USA
Charles Dukes Florida Atlantic University
Susan Etscheidt University of Northern Iowa, USA
Lise Fox University of South Florida, USA
Kathleen Gee California State University - Sacramento
Eva Horn University of Kansas
Robert Horner University of Oregon, USA
Melissa Hudson East Carolina University, USA
Pam Hunt San Francisco State University, USA
Lewis Jackson University of Northern Colorado 
Lee Kern Lehigh University, USA
Victoria Knight University of British Columbia, Canada
Jennifer A. Kurth University of Kansas
Charles Lakin University of Minnesota, USA
Sharon Lohrmann The Boggs Center, 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
Kathryn D. Peckham-Hardin California State University - Northridge, USA
April Regester University of Missouri, St Louis, USA
Christopher Rivera East Carolina University, USA
Jenny Root Florida State University
Zach Rossetti Boston University, USA
Diane Lea Ryndak University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA
Christine Salisbury University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Ilene S. Schwartz University of Washington, USA
Karrie Shogren University of Kansas, USA
George H.S. Singer University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Melinda R. Snodgrass Illinois State University
Keith Storey Touro University
Virginia Walker University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Peishi Wang Queens College, USA
Katie Wolfe University of South Carolina
Pamela S. Wolfe Penn State University, USA
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