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Cheung, Yvonne; Schulze, Kimberly A.; Leaf, Justin B.; Rudrud, Eric – Exceptionality, 2016
The current study investigated the efficacy of a self-managed activity schedule to teach 2 participants how to effectively order food items from a local community bakery. 2 participants who were on the autism spectrum were taught to follow a task analysis that was displayed on an iPhone. We used a multiple baseline design across participants to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Task Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Beauvais, Clémentine – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
This article pays attention to the regional embeddedness of early research on giftedness, looking principally at the works of Lewis Terman and his peers, between the 1910s and 1930s. The rhetoric, ideology, and aesthetics of giftedness in those early works were, I argue, stamped by the context and imaginary of Progressive-Era California and shaped…
Descriptors: Gifted, Aesthetics, Geographic Regions, Educational History
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Hepburn, Susan L.; Blakeley-Smith, Audrey; Wolff, Brian; Reaven, Judy A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Youth with autism spectrum disorders frequently experience significant symptoms of anxiety. Empirically supported psychosocial interventions exist, yet access is limited, especially for families in rural areas. Telehealth (i.e. videoconferencing) has potential to reduce barriers to access to care; however, little is known about the feasibility or…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Health Promotion
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Weikart, David P. – Journal of Special Education, 2016
In recent years, more than 700,000 children aged 3 through 5 years identified with speech or language impairments (44%), developmental delay (37%), autism (9%), and other disabilities (10%) received federally supported special education services. For our republished article in the inaugural issue of the 50th anniversary volume, we have selected a…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged, Evidence Based Practice
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Anthony, Jason L. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This study evaluated Earobics Step 1, a commercial literacy program, and examined whether impact varied with children's school readiness and classroom instruction. Participants included 247 kindergarteners from 37 classrooms in nine Title 1 schools. Children were randomly assigned to receive 21 weeks of computerized instruction with Earobics or…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Program Effectiveness, School Readiness, Randomized Controlled Trials
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McMahon, Don D.; Cihak, David F.; Wright, Rachel E.; Bell, Sherry Mee – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the use of an emerging technology called augmented reality to teach science vocabulary words to college students with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders. One student with autism and three students with an intellectual disability participated in a multiple probe across behaviors (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Autism, Science Instruction, College Students
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Etmanskie, Jill M.; Partanen, Marita; Siegel, Linda S. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
There are some children who encounter unexpected reading difficulties in the fourth grade. This phenomenon has been described as late emerging reading disabilities (LERD). Using Grade 4 as a starting point, this study examined the reading development of 964 children between kindergarten and Grade 7. The results showed that 72.0% of children had…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reading Difficulties, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension
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McGowan, Mark R.; Holtzman, Dean R.; Coyne, Thomas B.; Miles, Kristina L. – Roeper Review, 2016
This study examined the utility of the Gifted Composite (GC) formula derived from selected subtests on the "Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition" (SB5) for evaluating intellectual giftedness. A sample of 52 children were administered both the SB5 and "Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement, Third Edition" (WJ-III…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Intelligence Tests, Cognitive Ability, Achievement Tests
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Crutcher, Emeline; Ali, May; Harrison, John; Sovago, Judit; Gomez-Mancilla, Baltazar; Schaaf, Christian P. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
15q13.3 microdeletion syndrome causes a spectrum of cognitive disorders, including intellectual disability and autism. We aimed to determine if any or all of three cognitive testing systems (the KiTAP, CogState, and Stanford-Binet) are suitable for assessment of cognitive function in affected individuals. These three tests were administered to ten…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Genetic Disorders, Adolescents
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Oakland, Thomas; Douglas, Sara; Kane, Harrison – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
This article provides a 24-year update on the 10 standardized tests used most frequently with children and youth by school psychologists. Data were acquired from 64 countries through an international survey, with one respondent from each country. The informants were solicited due to their expertise in the area of assessment. The data from the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, School Psychologists, Followup Studies, International Assessment
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Devine, Rory T.; White, Naomi; Ensor, Rosie; Hughes, Claire – Developmental Psychology, 2016
The vast majority of studies on theory of mind (ToM) have focused on the preschool years. Extending the developmental scope of ToM research presents opportunities to both reassess theoretical accounts of ToM and test its predictive utility. The twin aims of this longitudinal study were to examine developmental relations between ToM, executive…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Executive Function, Interpersonal Competence, Children
Gubbels, Joyce; Segers, Eliane; Keuning, Jos; Verhoeven, Ludo – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2016
The theory of triarchic intelligence posits that, in addition to the widely acknowledged analytical reasoning abilities, creative and practical abilities should be included in the assessments of intellectual capacities and identification of gifted students. To find support for such an approach, the present study examined the psychometric…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Correlation, Factor Analysis
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Alothman, Ibrahim A. – International Education Studies, 2016
The objective of the present study is to find out the efficiency of a selective training program on the development of some social skills of Saudi students with Autism. The study sample comprised of (6) male students with Autism who aged (9-12) years, with an average age of (10.58) years, and a standard deviation of (1.16) years. Their IQ ranged…
Descriptors: Autism, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Social Development
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Eldevik, Sigmund; Kazemi, Ellie; Elsky, Greg – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to validate a procedure for sufficient exemplar training that can potentially lead to generalized responding. Based on this procedure, we taught four children with autism, generalized use of regular past tense verbs. We applied a non-concurrent multiple baseline design across the participants. The dependent variable…
Descriptors: Autism, Generalization, Verbs, Grammar
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Taha, Mohamed Mostafa – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study aimed to test a proposed structural model of the relationships and existing paths among cognitive processes (attention and planning), visual motor integration, and academic achievement in reading, writing, and mathematics. The study sample consisted of 50 students with mild intellectual disability or MID. The average age of these…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Academic Achievement, Mild Intellectual Disability, Psychomotor Skills
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