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Wadlington, Charles; DeOrnellas, Kathy; Scott, Shannon R. – Exceptionality, 2017
This exploratory study analyzes the perceptions of Disability Support Services (DSS) personnel regarding the transition process and documentation requirements to receive services for students with invisible disabilities in postsecondary settings. Invisible disabilities include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders,…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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O'Connor, Evelyn A.; Yasik, Anastasia E.; Horner, Sherri L. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2016
In the United States increasingly more children are being identified as needing special services. Teachers are usually the first to identify children in need of such services and refer those children for evaluation. Due to the fact that more of these children are being included in the regular classroom environment, it is imperative for teachers to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Legislation, School Law, Familiarity
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Thompson, Leah J.; Fearrington, Jamie Yarbrough – School Psychology Forum, 2013
This article examines teacher concerns during the implementation of response to intervention at a small, rural elementary school. The Stages of Concern Questionnaire (George, Hall, & Stiegelbauer, 2008) was administered three times over the course of the academic year to 46 teachers and school staff. The hypothesis was that teacher concerns…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Rural Schools, Elementary School Teachers
Cronin, Annette R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The intention of this study was to examine three factors regarding the implementation of the Response to Intervention (RtI) model. First, the study discovered what professional development opportunities were afforded to administrators and certified faculty to support the implementation of the RtI model within schools that make AYP and those that…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Professional Development, Faculty Development
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Cho, Hyun-Jeong; Wehmeyer, Michael; Kingston, Neal – Journal of Special Education, 2011
The No Child Left Behind Act (2001) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004) emphasize accountability to improve student academic achievement. Promoting self-determination has been proposed as a means to achieving this outcome. Elementary teachers in 30 states were surveyed to measure (a) their perceived importance of…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Barriers
An, Jihoun – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Parental involvement has been studied in the field of education since the 1970s. Scholars assert that parental involvement affects students' achievement and performance (Christenson, Rounds, & Gorney, 1992; Epstein, Sanders, Simons, Salinas, Janson, & Van Voorhis, 2002; Fan & Chen, 2001; Herman & Yeh, 1983; von Voorhis, 2003).…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Parent Participation, Developmental Disabilities, Parent School Relationship
Christensen, L.; Carver, W.; VanDeZande, J.; Lazarus, S. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011
The Council of Chief State School Officers' "Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities" was first developed to establish guidelines for states to use for the selection, administration, and evaluation of accommodations for…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Guides, Program Development
Sims, Kimberly – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The federal mandates set forth by the Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) require an increase in inclusive education for students with special education needs in the least restrictive environment. This type of environment can be in a 'co-taught' classroom. Co-teaching is defined as an…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Interpersonal Communication, Action Research, Federal Legislation