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Dawson, Melanie Rees; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Novice teachers need to develop foundation teaching skills to effectively address student behavior and academics in the classroom. The TLE TeachLivE™ simulation laboratory (TLE) is a virtual classroom used to supplement traditional didactic instruction and field experiences in teacher preparation programs. In this study, repeated practice and…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Computer Simulation, Virtual Classrooms, Preservice Teachers
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Brown, Shannon Harris; Lignugaris-Kraft, Benjamin; Forbush, David E. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2016
A limited vocabulary is a substantial obstacle to success in reading comprehension (Graves, 2004). A morphemic approach to vocabulary instruction may be an effective method for increasing student outcomes in both word knowledge and reading comprehension (Kuo & Anderson, 2006; Reed, 2008). The purpose of this research was to examine the effects…
Descriptors: Sentences, Learning Disabilities, Middle School Students, Morphemes
Pyle, Daniel; Pyle, Nicole; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Duran, Lillian; Akers, Jessica – Review of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this article is to synthesize the extant research on peer-mediated interventions (PMIs) with English language learners (ELLs) in kindergarten through Grade 12. Fourteen studies that were published in peer-reviewed journals from 1983 to 2013 were examined in terms of study characteristics, the effects on academic outcomes, study…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Intervention, English Language Learners, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sabey, Christian V.; Charlton, Cade T.; Pyle, Daniel; Lignugaris-Kraft, Benjamin; Ross, Scott W. – Review of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this article is to synthesize the existing research on classwide social, emotional, and behavioral programs for kindergarten students. The researchers identified 26 studies in peer-reviewed journals and dissertation databases to review. Each study was examined and coded in terms of study characteristics, strength of evidence, and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Educational Research, Intervention
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Converse, Noelle; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin – Remedial and Special Education, 2009
This study investigated the impact of a school-based mentoring program on at-risk students' office referrals, unexcused absences, and school attitude. Students who participated in the mentoring program had statistically significant reductions in office referrals and statistically significant improvements in school attitude. Based on an analysis of…
Descriptors: Mentors, School Attitudes, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness
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Dieker, Lisa A.; Rodriguez, Jacqueline A.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Hynes, Michael C.; Hughes, Charles E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
The future of virtual environments is evident in many fields but is just emerging in the field of teacher education. In this article, the authors provide a summary of the evolution of simulation in the field of teacher education and three factors that need to be considered as these environments further develop. The authors provide a specific…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Virtual Classrooms, Simulated Environment, Electronic Learning
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Pyle, Nicole; Vasquez, Ariana C.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Gillam, Sandra L.; Reutzel, D. Ray; Olszewski, Abbie; Segura, Hugo; Hartzheim, Daphne; Laing, Woodrow; Pyle, Daniel – Reading Research Quarterly, 2017
This meta-analysis synthesizes results from expository text structure interventions designed to increase comprehension for students in kindergarten to grade 12 published between 1970 and 2013. Twenty-one studies were identified, 19 of which met criteria for a meta-analysis, including 48 studywise effect sizes that were meta-analyzed to determine…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Text Structure, Intervention, Reading Comprehension
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Kunnavatana, S. Shanun; Bloom, Sarah E.; Samaha, Andrew L.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Dayton, Elizabeth; Harris, Shannon K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Functional behavioral assessments are commonly used in school settings to assess and develop interventions for problem behavior. The trial-based functional analysis is an approach that teachers can use in their classrooms to identify the function of problem behavior. The current study evaluates the effectiveness of a modified pyramidal training…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
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Stenhoff, Donald M.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin – Exceptional Children, 2007
Researchers reviewed 20 articles on peer tutoring research in secondary settings and addressed demographics of tutors and tutees, content areas in which peer tutors were employed, tutor training required for implementing effective tutoring programs, and the effects of peer tutoring on tutee performance. Generally, peer tutoring in secondary…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Tutor Training, Tutors, Peer Teaching
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Stenhoff, Donald M.; Davey, Bryan J.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin – Education and Treatment of Children, 2008
The effects of choosing between two academic assignments on task completion and percent correct by a ninth grade student with a learning disability was investigated. This case study extended the efficacy of antecedent based intervention as an instructional modification. Further, the study extends previous research by investigating the effect of…
Descriptors: Assignments, Intervention, Student Attitudes, Learning Disabilities
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Anderson, Darlene H.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2006
This study examined the effects of a video-case presentation on the behavior analytic skills of 45 preservice elementary teachers. Brief video clips of scripted classroom scenes and 20- 30 minute nonscripted videotaped classroom segments were used to assess teachers' behavior analyses prior to and following video instruction. Participant responses…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Problem Solving, Computer Assisted Instruction, Videotape Recordings
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Jones, Melanie M.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Peterson, Stephanie M. – Preventing School Failure, 2007
Demand is placed on students in a variety of ways and, in some cases, affects whether or not a student engages in problem behavior. The authors' purpose in this study was to investigate the variables that influence demand and examine how changes in those variables affected a child's behavior. The authors used parametric design in which the…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Reading Materials, Oral Reading, Behavior Problems
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Davey, Bryan J.; Lignugaris-Kraft, Benjamin – Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 2005
A functional behavioral assessment was conducted to identify the maintaining function(s) of aberrant behaviors displayed by a 6-year-old diagnosed with multiple disabilities. The assessment included indirect measures such as interviews, rating scales, and direct observations such as antecedent, behavior, consequence (A-B-C) charting. These…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Public Schools, Young Children, Multiple Disabilities
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Hansen, Spencer D.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin – Behavioral Disorders, 2005
This study examined the effects of a dependent group contingency to increase positive verbal interactions among nine middle school-aged males in a self-contained classroom. Prior to implementing the group contingency, the students received social skills instruction. A withdrawal experimental design was then used to evaluate the effects of the…
Descriptors: Research Design, Interaction, Self Contained Classrooms, Emotional Disturbances
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Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; And Others – Career Development Quarterly, 1986
Examined social interactions among developmentally disabled workers (N=30) and the social context of interactions during work and breaks in sheltered and nonsheltered work settings. Studied workers' initiation patterns and the general structure of workers' conversations as well as the social context for these interactions. (Author/ABB)
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Employees, Entry Workers, Interpersonal Competence
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