Innovation Configurations (ICs) for Students with Severe Disabiities & Course Enhancement Module: Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Severe Disabilities (CEEDAR Center)


Recognizing that evidence-based practices (EBPs) account for at least part of the effects of teachers on achievement and the critical role of teacher preparation, the CEEDAR (Collaboration for Effective Educator Development Accountability and Reform) Center professionals, along with their partner Great Teachers and Leaders, offer innovation configurations (ICs) to promote the implementation of evidence-based instructional practices in teacher preparation activities. ICs are designed to evaluate current teacher preparation and professional development (PD) by determining the extent to which EBPs are taught, observed, and applied within teacher preparation and PD programs.

The ICs include:

  • Literacy Instruction for Students With Multiple and Severe Disabilities
  • Evidence-Based Practices For Students With Severe Disabilities
  • Evidence-Based Practices For Improving Challenging Behaviors Of Students With Severe Disabilities
  • Preparing Teachers to Facilitate Communication Skills in Students With Severe Disabilities
Couse Enhancement Module: Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Severe Disabilities

Participants will understand that students with severe developmental disabilities will also need some intensive, systematic instruction to learn priority content, which can be embedded in the milieu of a general education classroom. Participants will learn what to teach as well as how to teach through systematic instruction and best practices for supporting students with severe disabilities in order to improve their outcomes.


Behavior Communication/Language Curriculum/Instructional Methods Evidence-Based Practice Literacy Professional Resources