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Crider, Tiffani Kay; Johnston, Linda; Rutledge, Valerie; Doolittle, Amy L.; Beard, Larry – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2014
With the legal mandates described in the Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act Amendments (IDEIA) of 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, educators must meet the needs of all students in their inclusive classrooms. Today's diverse classrooms include students with a wide range of abilities. The…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, State Universities, Educational Legislation
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Dipeolu, Abiola O.; Storlie, Cassandra; Johnson, Carol – Journal of School Counseling, 2014
There are limited school counseling resources that address the unique post high school transition issues faced by students with High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HASD). While many school counselors have excellent skills in assessment, advising, and career planning, it is worthwhile to expand these to include working with students with…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, School Counselors
Rodrigues, Ashley Blanca – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Schools are required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) to include students with disabilities in the general education classroom. Recently there has been emphasis on co-teaching as a method to comply with this mandate. Co-teaching is a technique geared at utilizing a special education teacher and a content area…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Poel, Elissa Wolfe; Wood, Jackie; Schmidt, Naomi – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
Assistive Technology (AT) is specifically addressed in the most recent reauthorization of IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004). The law insures that assistive devices and services are available for students with disabilities to help them access their environment at home, school, and in the work place. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Assistive Technology
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Hadley, Wanda M.; Satterfield, James W. – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2013
This study examined how traditional-aged, first-year college students with specific learning disabilities adjusted to academic expectations as they moved from high school to a less monitored collegiate environment. Results of the study indicated that these students had difficulty moving beyond their established high school patterns by…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Learning Disabilities, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services
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Prince, Angela M. T.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Farmer, Jennie – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2013
Postsecondary transition planning for students with disabilities first entered the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1990. The required provisions for transition planning were updated with the amendments to IDEA in 1997 and its reauthorization in 2004. Since IDEA 2004 took effect in July 2005, 11 court cases have been decided…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Disabilities, Special Education, Transitional Programs
Hernandez, Stephen J. – Online Submission, 2013
Collaboration in education is seen as a legal mandate, best practice in teacher practice, and necessary for the inclusion of children with special needs. Over the years, there have been a number of evolutionary incarnations of the collaborative model, each possessing various ingredients identified as important, if not essential, components of a…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Special Needs Students, Best Practices, Special Education
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Connor, David J. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2013
The article describes the work of critical special education scholars and teacher educators in the field of Disability Studies who challenge the fundamental assumptions on which special education is founded, illustrating implications for all educators. A brief history of the field acknowledges the enormity of the institutionalization of special…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, College Faculty, Special Education
Sulewski, Jennifer Sullivan; Zalewska, Agnes; Butterworth, John – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2012
This report summarizes available national data on educational, employment and economic outcomes for youth and young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) over the years 2000-2010. These data can be used to benchmark progress in improving these outcomes for young adult population across the country and within individual states. Data is…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Late Adolescents, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities
Sher, Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Since the federal law IDEIA of 2004 allowed for the determination of LD eligibility for Special Education services, it was expected that School Psychologists would have begun spending less time devoted to standardized tests, and more time providing other services such as counseling, consultation, and interventions. Moreover, any benefit that these…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Testing, Standardized Tests
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Lowenthal, Alison B.; Bassett, Diane S. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2012
Over the past decade, there has been an increased emphasis on transition planning for students with exceptional needs. This is in part the result of the mandates contained in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. This increased emphasis has revealed a number of shortcomings with how transition planning is done…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Data Analysis, Transitional Programs, Critical Path Method
Joyce, Diana K.; Grapin, Sally – Communique, 2012
Over the past decade, school psychologists' role in facilitating the transition from high school to college for students with disabilities has become increasingly complex. Practitioners are faced with the difficult task of navigating the conspicuous disconnect between disability eligibility criteria at the secondary and postsecondary levels…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Dual Enrollment, School Psychologists, Federal Legislation
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Ayres, Kevin M.; Lowrey, K. Alisa; Douglas, Karen H.; Sievers, Courtney – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2012
This article responds to rejoinder by Courtade, Spooner, Browder, and Jimenez (2012) of our initial article (Ayres, Lowrey, Douglas, & Sievers, 2011) describing the importance in making individualized curriculum decisions for students with severe disabilities. We point out our agreements with the rejoinder (reiterating statements from our…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Individualized Instruction, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Kleinert, Harold L.; Jones, Melissa M.; Sheppard-Jones, Kathleen; Harp, Beverly; Harrison, Elizabeth M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
In this article we describe the new opportunities for postsecondary education available to students with intellectual disabilities (ID) through the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008. We also identify the importance of these opportunities for students with ID, and key strategies for ensuring that their college experience is an important…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Opportunities, Extracurricular Activities, Career Exploration
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Myers, Diane M.; Simonsen, Brandi; Sugai, George – Advances in Special Education (MS), 2012
In this chapter, we provide an overview of the characteristics, content, procedures, processes, and outcomes of effective educator preparation programs for teachers of students with behavioral disorders (BD). We emphasize the need for teachers of students with BD to be fluent with the identification and application of evidence-based practices and…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Preservice Teacher Education, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques
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