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Lee, Yee Ming; Kwon, Junehee; Sauer, Kevin – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore child nutrition professionals' (CNPs) attitudes about food allergies, current practices of food allergy training, and operational issues related to food allergy training in school foodservice operations. Methods: Three focus groups were conducted with 21 CNPs with managerial…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Nutrition Instruction, Nutrition, Child Health
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Ryan, Joseph B.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Cadorette, Deborah; Hodge, Janie; Markham, Michelle – Preventing School Failure, 2014
Children with disabilities are at increased risk of health risk factors including obesity, often because of low levels of physical activity and limited participation in sports. However, organized adaptive sports programs are increasingly available for individuals with disabilities. This article provides recommendations for establishing successful…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Adapted Physical Education, Team Sports, Athletics
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Cawthon, Stephanie W; Schoffstall, Sarah J.; Garberoglio, Carrie Lou – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
Educational policy in the United States is increasingly focused on the need for individuals to be academically ready for postsecondary education experiences. The focus of these initiatives, however, centers primarily on individuals and their competencies and characteristics, and not on the capacities of postsecondary institutions to serve them.…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Colleges, College Students
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Chick, Kay A. – Childhood Education, 2014
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease in which gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and contaminated oats, attacks the lining of the small intestine. Children with this disease must eliminate gluten from their diet. This article provides educators with essential information on celiac disease and the federal laws that protect the…
Descriptors: Diseases, Special Needs Students, Chronic Illness, Metabolism
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Davies, Susan C.; Trunk, Daniel J.; Kramer, Michaela M. – School Psychology Forum, 2014
For many students with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), postsecondary education presents a new set of cognitive, academic, social, and emotional challenges. Students with TBI warranted services and accommodations through an Individualized Education Program or 504 plan may find supports and services not readily accessible at the postsecondary…
Descriptors: Trauma, Brain, Head Injuries, Postsecondary Education
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2014
This manual details the instructional framework and guidance on the Response to Intervention (RtI) process in New Mexico. The manual includes: (1) a section on each of the three instructional tiers; (2) a glossary of key terms; (3) sample forms to assist with the Student Assistance Team (SAT) process; and (4) key resources for teachers.
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Individualized Instruction, Positive Behavior Supports, Screening Tests
Sulkowski, Michael L.; Kaczor, Crystal – Communique, 2014
Over a million U.S. students are homeless according to a report by the U.S. Department of Education (National Center for Homeless Education 2013). According to the same report, rates of homelessness among students have increased 72% since the beginning of the 2008 economic recession and 10% from the 2011-2012 school year. Moreover, whether or not…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Barriers, School Psychologists, Delivery Systems
Lhamon, Catherine E. – Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2014
While there is broad consensus that bullying is wrong and cannot be tolerated in schools, the reality is that bullying persists in schools today, and especially for students with disabilities. In recent years, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has received an ever-increasing number of complaints…
Descriptors: Bullying, Disabilities, Civil Rights, Federal Legislation
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Quraishi, Fiza A.; Benton, Hannah – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2014
Between 65 and 70 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system have mental health disorders, with some studies estimating that at least 20 percent of these youth have severe disorders that significantly impair functioning. Many of these youth are entitled to adequate and responsive mental health services through federal programs like Medicaid's…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Mental Disorders, Health Services, Youth
Read, N. W. – National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk, 2014
Many youth involved with the juvenile justice system have education-related disabilities and are eligible for special education and related services under the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In most cases, the rates of disabilities in the court-involved youth population are much greater than those in the general youth…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, Disabilities, Special Education
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Foley-Nicpon, Megan; Assouline, Susan G.; Colangelo, Nicholas – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2013
Twice-exceptionality is gaining increasing recognition in the gifted education literature but little is understood about the knowledge and awareness of this concept within the educational and psychological community, or about professionals' experience working with this population of learners. Three-hundred and seventeen individuals completed an…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Gifted, Special Education, Needs Assessment
New Jersey Department of Education, 2013
This document has been developed by the New Jersey Department of Education with the assistance of the TA Customizer Project funded by the U.S. Department of Education Charter Schools Program (CSP) and conducted by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE). Its focus is on providing information and technical…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Charter Schools, Special Education, Check Lists
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Shive, Lauren – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Although ADHD may be overdiagnosed in gifted children, ADHD and other disabilities can also be overlooked in this population. Young children in particular may be able to compensate for their disabilities to the point where these weaknesses are effectively masked by their giftedness, delaying a diagnosis and intervention. Such twice-exceptional…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children, Academically Gifted, Disability Identification
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2013
An overview is provided of five recent legal developments that merit special attention of special educators: (a) the amended Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) regulations concerning parental consent, including subsequent agency interpretations concerning their practical application; (b) the IDEIA provisions and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Federal Legislation, Informed Consent, Individualized Education Programs
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Sherlock-Shangraw, Rebecca – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
Community-based youth sport coaches are often unprepared to accommodate the unique learning needs of athletes with hidden disabilities. The consequences of not knowing how to work with these athletes can be disastrous for both the athletes and the coaches. Universal design for learning, a practice borrowed from educational theory, can help…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Athletic Coaches, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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