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Zabel, Robert H.; Kaff, Marilyn; Teagarden, James – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2016
Richard Simpson is professor of special education at the University of Kansas (KU). Dr. Simpson's duties at KU have included roles of staff psychologist, teaching associate, assistant professor, project director, associate professor, professor, and chairperson for the Department of Special Education. He has directed numerous University of Kansas…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Behavior Disorders, Autism
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Orlando, Ann-Marie; Klinepeter, Elizabeth; Foster, Megan – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Current U.S. legislation calls for students with disabilities to be involved and make progress in general education curriculum. Despite the legislation, students with extensive support needs continue to be segregated from their peers and post-school outcomes remain dismal for this population of students. The purpose of this retrospective study was…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, College Students, Multiple Disabilities
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Kranzler, John H.; Benson, Nicholas; Floyd, Randy G. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This article briefly reviews the history of intellectual assessment of children and youth in the United States of America, as well as current practices and future directions. Although administration of intelligence tests in the schools has been a longstanding practice in the United States, their use has also elicited sharp controversy over time.…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Children, Youth, Test Construction
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Björn, Piia M.; Aro, Mikko T.; Koponen, Tuire K.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas H. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
Response to intervention (RTI) can be considered an everyday practice in many parts of the United States, whereas, in Finland, only recently has a new framework for support in learning taken shape. Choosing Finland as the comparative partner for this policy paper is justified as its educational system has been widely referenced on the basis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention, Special Education, International Assessment
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education, 2016
Since its enactment, the "Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975," Public Law (P.L.) 94-142, requires the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (secretary) [and predecessor, the commissioner of education at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare] to transmit to Congress an annual report to inform…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Quality, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Dougherty, Shaun M.; Lombardi, Allison R. – Review of Research in Education, 2016
A long-standing debate has been waged over the past century or more about the purpose of education. Is the primary purpose to provide for the general edification of the individual, or must education have a pragmatic application that relates to one's intended role in the workforce? Public education's focus on these ends has evolved over time, often…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Career Readiness, Vocational Education, Scholarship
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Ford, Donna Y.; Russo, Charles J. – Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, 2016
The history of the denial of equal education opportunities to Black children is a long one, whether through racial segregation or overrepresentation in special education. No other group is as overreferred, overidentified, and overrepresented in special education as Black students, specifically Black males. The authors present an historical and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disproportionate Representation, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Pennington, Robert; Courtade, Ginevra; Jones Ault, Melinda; Delano, Monica – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2016
Despite encouraging changes in the expectations of programming for persons with moderate to severe intellectual disability (MSD), data suggest that programs for these individuals are still lacking in several critical areas. Building administrators play a key role in promoting high quality programs for students with MSD within local schools but may…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Severe Intellectual Disability, Administrator Role
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McCloskey, Erin – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
This case study uses an institutional ethnography approach to investigate the experiences of the parents of a son who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as they engaged in meetings related to his progress and placement with school personnel over the course of one school year. Through an analysis of the discourse used in these meetings and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Case Studies, Ethnography
Villa, Richard A., Ed.; Thousand, Jacqueline S., Ed. – ASCD, 2016
This book provides an in-depth, research-based guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed "least restrictive environment" for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face. "Leading an Inclusive School: Access and Success for ALL Students" offers administrators, teachers, and other…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Access to Education, Evidence Based Practice, Disabilities
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Ryan, Susan M.; Nauheimer, Jeanne M.; George, Cassandra L.; Dague, E. Bryan – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
In this three-year qualitative study we investigated the experiences and perspectives of university undergraduate students who were peer mentors for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) in a postsecondary education certificate program at a public university in the northeastern United States. The findings were…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Mentors, Developmental Disabilities, Undergraduate Students
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Truscott, Stephen D.; Lopez, Emilia; Fish, Marian C.; Margolis, Howard – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2015
The "Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation" ("JEPC") is beginning its second quarter century of publication. Given the challenges education faced in 1990, when the journal began publishing, and the evolving challenges of 2015, it became important to answer two questions: (1) Has "JEPC" successfully…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disabilities
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Jones, Sara K. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
This article explores trends in research since the 1975 passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), notes gaps in the literature, and offers suggestions for future directions music education researchers could take in exploring the needs and experiences of music teachers…
Descriptors: Music Education, Disabilities, Preservice Teacher Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Baldwin, Lois; Baum, Susan; Pereles, Daphne; Hughes, Claire – Gifted Child Today, 2015
For more than 50 years, the unique needs of twice-exceptional (2e) learners have challenged educators. Because of this challenge, much work has been done in different areas across the country in creating appropriate learning environments for serving this population. However, no unified way has been developed to bring together the best research and…
Descriptors: Comorbidity, Autism, Disabilities, Definitions
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Perry, Sheila; Clarke, Marie – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This article outlines parents' struggle to secure adequate educational resources for their child(ren) with special educational needs within the Irish State system. The authors challenge the view that legislation facilitates practical advances that are meaningful to individual families. This small-scale exploratory study reports the findings from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Legal Problems, Lawyers
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