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Jones, Beth A.; Peterson-Ahmad, Maria B. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
It is no question that preparing teachers to work with the many facets involved in special education is a daunting task. Upon entering the classroom on the first day, special education teachers are expected to be prepared (Sayeski, 2015) when presented with numerous responsibilities (Collins, Sweigart, Landrum, & Cook, (2017), including parent…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Individualized Education Programs, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Singh, Ajay; Squires, Jane – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2014
Due to the prevalence of ADHD, there is a need for early intervention at the preschool level to improve children's chance of academic success in later years. Yet few preschool teachers are trained to meet the challenges children with ADHD present. This paper gives a rationale and curriculum for teacher training in ADHD, with an emphasis on Social…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Teacher Education
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Cornelius, Kyena E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
Special educators are required to collect data on student progress and use it as formative data to inform instructional decisions. Being told to collect student data without being shown how to effectively and efficiently collect it, may cause teachers to become overwhelmed. This article provides three easy-to-use templates to facilitate quick data…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Special Education, Eligibility, Individualized Education Programs
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Millar, Dorothy Squatrito – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2013
This article was written with the purpose of informing educators, agency service providers, family members, stakeholders, researchers in the field of transition, and individuals with intellectual disabilities themselves, of the guardianship alternatives that can be used, hence negating the need for a legal guardian. Guardianship refers to the…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Self Determination, Child Custody, Stakeholders
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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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Vannest, Kimberly J.; Burke, Mack D.; Sauber, Stephanie B.; Davis, John L.; Davis, Cole R. – Beyond Behavior, 2011
Easy-to-use progress-monitoring and intervention techniques are attractive because most teachers are crunched for time and teacher instructional time is often consumed with paperwork, especially for progress monitoring and discipline. Some studies indicate up to 50% of a special educator's time may be spent on paperwork. Methods that serve a dual…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Time Management, Teaching Conditions, Disabilities
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Hadley, Wanda M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
High school students with disabilities are attending colleges and universities in growing numbers, with their rate of college participation doubling in the past twenty years. Students with disabilities in the secondary educational system are protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004, which requires…
Descriptors: College Students, High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement