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Asaro-Saddler, Kristie; Knox, Haley Muir; Meredith, Holly; Akhmedjanova, Diana – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2015
Writing is an important content area that pervades all subject areas and is required for post-school success, yet many students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often struggle in written expression. In this article we discuss the characteristics of students with ASD that make writing difficult, and the strengths, such as the use of technology,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Writing Difficulties, Assistive Technology
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Mann, Michael J.; Kristjansson, Alfgeir L.; Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora; Smith, Megan L. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2014
Early adolescence represents a particularly vulnerable period of development during which young people are susceptible to establishing lifelong behavior patterns associated with poor life, health, and educational outcomes. Previous research demonstrates older adolescents and young adults often experience negative life events (NLEs) prior to…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students
Eaton, Susan – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2011
This is the second in a series of briefs summarizing findings from the newest and most rigorous research related to racial and socioeconomic diversity in public schools. The studies on which this brief is based were published recently in three special issues of the peer-reviewed journal, "Teachers College Record," edited by Professors…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Public Schools, Correlation
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Cahalan, Margaret W.; Ingels, Steven J.; Burns, Laura J.; Planty, Michael; Daniel, Bruce – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This report presents information on similarities and differences between U.S. high school sophomores as studied at three points in time over the past 22 years, with a focus on cohort demographics, academic programs and performance, extracurricular activities, life values, and educational/occupational aspirations. It provides an update to the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Occupational Aspiration, Extracurricular Activities, High School Students