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Oakland, Thomas; Wechsler, Solange Muglia – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This article provides guidelines for an entry-level course that prepares psychology students and practitioners to acquire entry-level skills, abilities, knowledge, and attitudes important to the individual assessment of intellectual abilities of children and youth. The article reviews prominent international, regional, and national policies,…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Intelligence Tests, School Psychology, School Psychologists
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Cazzell, Samantha; Browarnik, Brooke; Skinner, Amy; Skinner, Christopher; Cihak, David; Ciancio, Dennis; McCurdy, Merilee; Forbes, Bethany – School Psychology Forum, 2016
A multiple-baseline across-students design was used to evaluate the effects of a computer-based flashcard reading (CFR) intervention, developed using Microsoft PowerPoint software, on students' ability to read health-related words within 3 seconds. The students were three adults with intellectual disabilities enrolled in a postsecondary college…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability
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Coulter, Gail; Sasnett, Roger – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
Few evidence-based practices are available to guide educators in teaching reading to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who have complex learning and behavioral needs associated with the symptoms of ASD and common co-occurring conditions, such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder and Specific Learning Disability. Some researchers have…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Comorbidity
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Pritchard, Alison Esposito; Koriakin, Taylor; Carey, Lisa; Bellows, Alison; Jacobson, Lisa; Mahone, E. Mark – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2016
This study investigated the effectiveness of five commonly administered academic testing accommodations on reading and math performance in children with Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A total of 96 parents of 3rd-8th grade students with ADHD participated. More than half of the sample also had parent-reported learning difficulties…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Testing Accommodations, Learning Disabilities, Elementary School Students
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Kotsopoulos, Donna; Makosz, Samantha; Zambrzycka, Joanna – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2016
In this research we explored the relationship between spatial activities in the home and spatial ability at the start of formal schooling at age four. In total, 30 children participated in this research. Data sources included a demographic questionnaire, a survey of at home spatial activities, and standardized testing in verbal and non-verbal…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Correlation, Activities, School Readiness
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Matthews, Nicole L.; Pollard, Elena; Ober-Reynolds, Sharman; Kirwan, Janet; Malligo, Amanda; Smith, Christopher J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
Profiles of performance on the Stanford Binet Intelligence Scales (SB5) and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS) were examined in 73 children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. SB5 cognitive profiles were observed to be similar between participants with and without early language delay, but different between participants with and…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Adolescents, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Gallagher, James J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
The variables associated with peer acceptance and rejection have been the subject of considerable investigation over the past few years, therefore, the present study was designed to answer three questions: (1) How socially accepted are highly gifted children in the elementary-school classroom? (2) What is the intellectual level of the children…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Rejection (Psychology)
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Karaaslan, Ozcan; Mahoney, Gerald – Journal of Early Intervention, 2015
Mediational analyses were conducted with data from two small randomized control trials of the Responsive Teaching (RT) parent-mediated developmental intervention which used nearly identical intervention and control procedures. The purpose of these analyses was to determine whether or how the changes in maternal responsiveness and children's…
Descriptors: Mediation Theory, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Disabilities
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King-Sears, Margaret E.; Johnson, Todd M.; Berkeley, Sheri; Weiss, Margaret P.; Peters-Burton, Erin E.; Evmenova, Anya S.; Menditto, Anna; Hursh, Jennifer C. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2015
In this exploratory study, students in four co-taught high school chemistry classes were randomly assigned to a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) treatment or a comparison condition. Each co-teaching team taught one comparison and treatment class. UDL principles were operationalized for treatment: (a) a self-management strategy (using a…
Descriptors: Chemistry, High School Students, Team Teaching, Secondary School Science
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Kirby, Anne V.; Dickie, Virginia A.; Baranek, Grace T. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
First-person perspectives of children with autism spectrum disorder are rarely included in research, yet their voices may help more clearly illuminate their needs. This study involved phenomenological interviews with children with autism spectrum disorder (n = 12, ages 4-13) used to gain insights about their sensory experiences. This article…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Sensory Experience, Phenomenology
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Farmer, Cristan; Butter, Eric; Mazurek, Micah O.; Cowan, Charles; Lainhart, Janet; Cook, Edwin H.; DeWitt, Mary Beth; Aman, Michael – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
A gap exists in the literature regarding aggression in autism spectrum disorders and how this behavior compares to other groups. In this multisite study, the "Children's Scale for Hostility and Aggression: Reactive/Proactive" and the Aggression subscale of the "Child Behavior Checklist" were rated for 414 children with autism…
Descriptors: Aggression, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis
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Smith, Christopher J.; Pollard, Elena; Stein, Alexander J.; Ober-Reynolds, Sharman; Kirwan, Janet; Malligo, Amanda; Matthews, Nicole L.; Openden, Daniel; Melmed, Raun D. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Schools regularly screen students for hearing and vision impairments because they present impediments to academic progress. For the same reason, schools should consider adding a universal screening for social challenges, which may also impede the learning process. This study reports on the development of the Social Challenges Screening…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Screening Tests, Questionnaires, Interpersonal Competence
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Baum, Katherine T.; Shear, Paula K.; Howe, Steven R.; Bishop, Somer L. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
In autism spectrum disorders, results of cognitive testing inform clinical care, theories of neurodevelopment, and research design. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and the Stanford-Binet are commonly used in autism spectrum disorder evaluations and scores from these tests have been shown to be highly correlated in typically developing…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intelligence Tests, Comparative Analysis
Dunlap, Glen; Kern, Lee; dePerczel, Maria; Clarke, Shelley; Wilson, Diane; Childs, Karen E.; White, Ronnie; Falk, George D. – Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Functional assessment and functional analysis are processes that have been applied successfully in work with people who have developmental disabilities, but they have been used rarely with students who experience emotional or behavioral disorders. In the present study, five students in elementary school programs for severe emotional disturbance…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Elementary School Students
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Kern, Margaret L.; Hampson, Sarah E.; Goldberg, Lewis R.; Friedman, Howard S. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
The present study used a collaborative framework to integrate 2 long-term prospective studies: the Terman Life Cycle Study and the Hawaii Personality and Health Longitudinal Study. Within a 5-factor personality-trait framework, teacher assessments of child personality were rationally and empirically aligned to establish similar factor structures…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Risk, Mortality Rate, Personality
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