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O'Malley, Patricia; Jenkins, Sandi; Wesley, Brooke; Donehower, Claire; Rabuck, Deidre; Lewis, MEB. – Online Submission, 2013
Research into integrating technology such as iPads into the curriculum for students with disabilities is still new. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the use of a basic math skill application on an iPad to increase basic math fluency. As part of a classwide academic intervention, the study was conducted with 10 students with…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Program Effectiveness, Special Education, Intervention
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Supalo, Cary A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2013
The article is an invited presentation given by Dr. Cary A. Supalo to the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois annual state convention that was held in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, October 28, 2011. The remarks were slightly modified for the "Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities."
Descriptors: Science Education, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Hands on Science
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Tannock, Rosemary – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2013
DSM-5, the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," was published in May 2013, amidst a storm of controversy. This article focuses on changes made to the diagnostic criteria for Specific Learning Disorders (SLD). Primary criticisms of the changes in the SLD concern…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Response to Intervention, Mental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis
McLeskey, James; Waldron, Nancy L. – Online Submission, 2011
Issues related to full-time inclusive programs have been particularly controversial for elementary students with learning disabilities. The nature of this controversy has changed substantially over the last decade, given the emphasis on high stakes accountability for all students in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and IDEA 2004. In spite of…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Inclusion, Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities
Gentry, Ruben; Wiggins, Ruby – Online Submission, 2010
A major concept in special education is "people first language." It connotes that the person's name should precede the disability. For example, it is unacceptable to say "an autistic child." It is more acceptable to say "a child with autism." However, some authors in the field question the need for using a label at…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Labeling (of Persons), Language Usage, Change
Gentry, Ruben; Windfield, Glenda – Online Submission, 2010
Previous efforts at leveling the learning field for all students have not met with success. In 1955 Johnny allegedly could not read because of the "look-and-say method" of teaching reading; 26 years later he still could not read because most elementary schools continued to use the aforementioned unproductive system. Perhaps now is…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Early Intervention, Reading, Learning Disabilities
Gentry, Ruben – Online Submission, 2009
Appropriate special education is unquestionably beneficial for children with "real" disabilities. It offers them an individualized education plan to help develop their potential. But special education for children without specific disabilities, as more often the case of minorities, is unjustifiable. For the latter children, special…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Instruction, Special Education, Disproportionate Representation
LaRocco, Diana J.; Murdica, Perri – Online Submission, 2009
The Concerns-Based Adoption Model (Hall & Hord, 2006) is one tool educational leaders can use to understand the process of change and teachers' stage-related concerns when implementing innovations. This paper presents select findings from a comparative case study of two urban elementary schools in which changes in teachers' reports of their…
Descriptors: Intervention, Adoption (Ideas), Comparative Analysis, Disability Identification
Hurt, Andrew C.; Homan, Scott R. – Online Submission, 2008
Recent leadership literature suggests that there is a growing trend to explore the idea of identifying universally accepted leadership behaviors. Before common leadership behaviors can be identified a standardized set of descriptors must be utilized. This study looks at the potential role of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information…
Descriptors: Occupational Information, Leadership, Behavior, Identification
Bowman, Diana; Burdette, Paula; Julianelle, Patricia – Project Forum, 2008
Project Forum at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) and the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) worked together to collect information regarding the need for a policy forum on the topic of administrative collaboration between school personnel who support homeless education under the McKinney-Vento…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Homeless People, Transportation, Disadvantaged Youth
Rafferty, Yvonne – 2000
This paper highlights the educational rights and needs of homeless children under both the McKinney Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Section 1 explains the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, which included the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program mandating a free, appropriate public education for all…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adolescents, Children, Disabilities