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Kranzler, John H.; Benson, Nicholas; Floyd, Randy G. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This article briefly reviews the history of intellectual assessment of children and youth in the United States of America, as well as current practices and future directions. Although administration of intelligence tests in the schools has been a longstanding practice in the United States, their use has also elicited sharp controversy over time.…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Children, Youth, Test Construction
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Björn, Piia M.; Aro, Mikko T.; Koponen, Tuire K.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas H. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
Response to intervention (RTI) can be considered an everyday practice in many parts of the United States, whereas, in Finland, only recently has a new framework for support in learning taken shape. Choosing Finland as the comparative partner for this policy paper is justified as its educational system has been widely referenced on the basis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention, Special Education, International Assessment
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McFarland, Laura; Williams, Jacob; Miciak, Jeremy – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2013
Content analyses of journals in the field of LD provide a means of surveying research and publication trends, the knowledge of which may inform policy and practice related to future research agendas. As the first decade of the current millennium was particularly contentious for the field of LD, we felt that a content review would be timely. In…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Learning Disabilities, Periodicals, Content Analysis
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Hill, Doris Adams; Sukbunpant, Sasipin – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The history of special education in the United States and Thailand has followed a similar path in many ways. Both countries made compulsory education mandatory to move in a positive direction in providing special education services to children with disabilities including the provision of services for children with ASD or Autism. In Thailand,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Education, Disabilities
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Milligan, Julie; Neal, Gwen; Singleton, Jacques – Education, 2012
Since the initiation of PL 94-142 enacted by the United States Congress in 1975, special education has been mandated, funded and regulated by the federal government. There have been both benefits and drawbacks to this initiative. In positive terms and most importantly, children who require different educational services are identified, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Gifted, Administrative Principles, Administrator Education
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Kritzer, Jeffrey B. – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
Despite the fact that China has a deep-rooted history of sympathetic attitudes toward individuals with disabilities, and has begun to serve individuals with disabilities in their public schools, Special Education in China today is much like it was in the United States prior to the implementation of the Education for all Handicapped Children Act of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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Belcher, Harolyn M. E.; Hairston-Fuller, Tody C.; McFadden, Jenese – Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 2011
Public Law 99-457 extended the landmark Public Law 94-142 legislation to include early intervention for infants and toddlers with or at-risk for development of developmental disabilities. Currently over 300,000 infants and toddlers and their families in the United States receive services through Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Early Intervention, Developmental Disabilities, Toddlers
LaFee, Scott – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Before the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act in 1975, only one child with disabilities in five attended a public school, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many states' policies explicitly excluded children with certain types of disabilities from their traditional schools, including children who were blind,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Emotional Disturbances
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Nicpon, Megan Foley; Allmon, Allison; Sieck, Barbara; Stinson, Rebecca D. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2011
Gifted students with coexisting disabilities, also known as twice-exceptional, are increasingly recognized in America's schools. This increasing awareness needs to be met with equal enthusiasm for empirical investigation into the identification and treatment needs of this group of students. In this article, a 20-year review of the empirical…
Descriptors: Investigations, Intervention, Gifted Disabled, Academically Gifted
Lazara, Alex, Ed.; Danaher, Joan, Ed.; Kraus, Robert, Ed.; Goode, Sue, Ed.; Hipps, Cherie, Ed.; Festa, Cathy, Ed. – National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), 2011
With the passage of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, now the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and subsequent amendments, states and jurisdictions have made great strides in the provision of services to young children, ages 3 through 5 years, with disabilities. As of Fall 2009, America's…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Disabilities, Equal Education
Anderson, Mary Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Historically, the provision of special education has moved from settings isolated from children without disabilities to services in public school classrooms with non-disabled peers. As advocates began to impact civil rights legislation, the educational rights of individuals with disabilities were realized, and laws began to protect them. Public…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Education, Federal Legislation
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Boscardin, Mary Lynn; Weir, Kerry; Kusek, Christopher – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2010
Unlike data that show that all states require credentials for special education teachers, national data indicate that only 27 states require licensure/certification/endorsement as an administrator of special education. The titles used by states to identify the local director of special education include administrator of special education, director…
Descriptors: Credentials, State Programs, Continuing Education, Degree Requirements