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Leko, Melinda M.; Roberts, Carly; Peyton, David; Pua, Daisy – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
As the special education research community continues to identify new evidence-based practices (EBP), educators will need to make choices regarding which EBPs to implement. This article provides educators with practical guidelines for selecting EBPs that will improve outcomes for students with learning disabilities (LD), emotional and behavior…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
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Burt, Jonathan L.; Pennington, Robert C. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2017
The use of extinction procedures or the discontinuation of reinforcement following a behavior targeted for reduction is often used to enhance the efficacy of behavioral interventions. Unfortunately, the application of extinction procedures is associated with several side effects that can produce potentially harmful and counterproductive outcomes.…
Descriptors: Teaching Guides, Reinforcement, Intervention, Behavior Problems
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Kubina, Richard M., Jr.; Yurich, Kirsten K. L. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2009
With the increase of students with autism in public schools, alternative schools, and in-home programming, attention to effective learning procedures has increased. A general model based on precision teaching for practicing behavior to fluency is presented as a guide for teachers and parents. This model applies to a wide variety of skills and can…
Descriptors: Autism, Precision Teaching, Behavior Modification, Guides
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Alber, Sheila R.; Foil, Carolyn R. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2003
This article suggests using drama activities to teach target vocabulary words to students with limited vocabulary development. It presents specific drama activities to implement when introducing new vocabulary, conducting guided practice, facilitating cooperative learning groups, and assigning independent practice. Suggestions are also offered for…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Dramatics, Elementary Education, Language Impairments
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Dowds, Barbara Noel; And Others – Intervention in School and Clinic, 1996
A collaborative model for special educators and parents to use in devising strategies parents can use at home for children with learning disabilities is described. A case study of a child whose parent tutored her using an individualized tutoring program designed by the special educator after the initial evaluation is presented. (CR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement
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Mandlebaum, Linda Higbee; And Others – Intervention in School and Clinic, 1994
This article discusses the advantages of using literature in language instruction with special needs students, outlines a process for developing instructional activities, suggests 19 specific books and related learning objectives and activities, and provides a lesson plan that illustrates the incorporation of direct instruction in a whole-language…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Learning Activities
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Blalock, Ginger – Intervention in School and Clinic, 1991
The article reviews the use of paraprofessionals in special education programs and offers specific guidance on hiring (including preemployment orientation, vocational assessment, and interviewing); training and supervision (including roles and responsibilities, the importance of regular cooperative planning, and enhancing job status); and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Job Skills
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Sicley, Donna – Intervention in School and Clinic, 1993
A third-grade classroom teacher describes five methods of communication between parents and teachers: (1) the weekly folder, (2) the informative notice, (3) weekly visits by parents, (4) the daily note, and (5) after school assistance for students, with parents discussing students' progress with the teacher when they pick up their child. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Information Sources, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Student Relationship
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Morgan, Kenneth B. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 1995
This article describes a teacher-created instructional phonics program that shares philosophical underpinnings of the whole-language movement which is not always adequate in helping at-risk beginning readers. In this program, phonics is taught directly in a way that is natural, authentic, interesting, meaningful, and fun for children. (JDD)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, High Risk Students, Phonics, Primary Education