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Gartland, Debi; Strosnider, Roberta – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2018
This is an official document of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD), of which Council for Learning Disabilities is a long-standing, active member. With this position paper, NJCLD addresses points of agreement in the field, common misperceptions, and unresolved issues in scholarship and practice, and makes recommendations…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
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Gerow, Stephanie; Davis, Tonya; Radhakrishnan, Supriya; Gregori, Emily; Rivera, Gabby – Exceptional Children, 2018
Functional communication training (FCT) is a commonly used, often recommended intervention that involves teaching a functionally equivalent communicative response to replace challenging behavior. The purpose of this literature review was to evaluate the strength of the evidence for the use of FCT. A systematic review of the literature resulted in…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Training, Intervention, Behavior Modification
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Buckley, Maureen; Mahdavi, Jennifer N. – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
School counselors must be knowledgeable about the distinctive needs of students with specific learning disabilities in order to meet the mandate to provide equitable services to all students as part of their comprehensive school counseling program. The training of school counselors renders a valuable part of the educational team working to promote…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, School Counseling, Student Needs, Special Education
Cortiella, Candace; Boundy, Kathleen B. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2018
Chronic absenteeism is a measure of how many students miss a defined number of school days for any reason--excused, unexcused, suspension. Many states define chronic absenteeism as the number and percentage of students missing 10 percent or more of their school days in a year. The purpose of this Brief is to provide information about chronic…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Attendance Patterns, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
Albus, Deb A.; Liu, Kristin K.; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thurlow, Martha L. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2018
Reporting assessment results to the public has been a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since the early 1990s, with the reauthorization of ESEA as the Improving America's Schools Act in 1994. In 1997, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) included this requirement to make sure that assessment participation…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Mead, Julie F.; Eckes, Suzanne E. – National Education Policy Center, 2018
Recent reports on discrimination in private schools have led some observers to decry the fact that private and charter schools receiving public tax dollars selectively exclude some populations from both employment and enrollment; others, however, note that in these and similar instances the schools have broken no laws. Both may be right. How can…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Vouchers, Educational Finance
Chang, Wen-hsuan; Rusher, Dana – National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, 2018
Students with disabilities experience higher unemployment, attend postsecondary environments less often, and engage less in their communities after graduating from high school compared to their peers without disabilities (Newman, Wagner, Knokey, Marder, Nagle, Shaver, & Schwarting, 2011). In middle school, young adolescents with disabilities…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Transitional Programs, Middle School Students, Disabilities
American Institutes for Research, 2018
In the 40+ years since the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was enacted, the law has changed the landscape for students with disabilities by opening the doors to public education, creating more inclusive classrooms, and holding schools accountable for results. In April 2018, AIR convened a working meeting of special education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Lecount-Johnson, Margaret Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since the adoption of CCSS by 43 states, there has been growing concern regarding teacher training and preparation of state standards for students with disabilities. Through a better understanding of the kinds of support and training needed for teachers to apply the CCSS, the educational system may offer students with disabilities the experience…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Disabilities, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Attitudes
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Savitz, Rachelle Sarah; Allington, Richard L.; Wilkins, Julia – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
This article reports an analysis of RTI information provided on the websites of all 50 State Departments of Education, based on the assumption that school districts rely on this information when developing their RTI programs. Our analysis revealed little consistency in (a) the methods used to identify students to be served in RTI interventions,…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, State Departments of Education, School Districts, Educational Policy
Voulgarides, Catherine Kramarczuk – Teachers College Press, 2018
This book asks a question that many educators may think, but will not say out loud: Does compliance with IDEA legislation matter? The author acknowledges that, while compliance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) is important, it can also be an administrative burden that detracts from practitioners' capacity to adequately serve…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Schmidt, Marcelo; Almekdash, M. Hasan – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
There is no national study examining the rate of enrollment of students with disabilities in charter schools. We examined whether students with disabilities were significantly less likely to enroll in charter schools as compared to non-charter public schools accounting for state level variation using data for the entire national population. We…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Disabilities, Charter Schools, Probability
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Prince, Angela M. T.; Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in "Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District." This case addressed the question how much educational benefit are public schools required to provide to students with disabilities under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to confer a free appropriate…
Descriptors: Special Education, Court Litigation, County School Districts, Educational Benefits
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Treacy, Anna C.; Taylor, Shanon S.; Abernathy, Tammy V. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
Expressing sexuality is part of the human experience, yet sexual health is often ignored in regard to persons with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities are at risk of sexual abuse and exploitation, unwanted pregnancies, and sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, many adolescents with disabilities lack the knowledge needed to develop a…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Health Education, Disabilities, Adolescents
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Miele, Amy N.; Hamrick, Florence A.; Kelley, Justin W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Institutions of higher education, and more specifically residence halls within colleges and universities, pride themselves in offering and embracing a diverse community of students. A growing number of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending college and choosing to live on campus. While many are able to do so successfully, some…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, On Campus Students
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