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Lind, John; Poppen, Marcus; Murray, Christopher – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Positive teacher-student relationships provide adolescents with disabilities the confidence to explore new challenges in and out of the classroom. Goal-setting and self-determination skills have been consistently shown to promote healthy transition adjustment among students with disabilities. Despite the growing awareness of the importance of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Self Determination, Adolescents, Emotional Disturbances
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Sinclair, James; Bromley, Katherine W.; Shogren, Karrie A.; Murray, Christopher; Unruh, Deanne K.; Harn, Beth A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Self-determination skill development is a central construct in the field of secondary special education. Recently, there has been discussion to revisit the motivational theoretical roots that influence the conceptualization of self-determination in special education, and merge motivational theories with instructional practices. Self-determination…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Skill Development, Special Education, Motivation
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Rowe, Dawn A.; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Ingram, Angela; Lee, Seunghee – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Research indicates teachers feel teaching goal-setting is an effective way to enhance academic engagement. However, teachers ultimately feel unprepared to embed goal-setting instruction into academic content to support active student engagement. Given the importance teachers place on goal-setting skills, there is a need to identify strategies to…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Learner Engagement, At Risk Students, Middle School Students
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Collins, Belva C.; Terrell, Misty; Test, David W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
This investigation used a multiple-probe-across-participants design to examine the effects of using a simultaneous prompting procedure to teach four secondary students with mild intellectual disabilities the employment task of caring for plants in a greenhouse. The instructor also embedded photosynthesis science content as nontargeted information…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Prompting, Mild Intellectual Disability, Horticulture
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Holzberg, Debra G.; Rusher, Dana E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Since 1990, transition planning has been a requirement under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Students receiving services under IDEA must have an individualized education program (IEP) with goals aligned to grade-level content standards. In addition, the IEP must ensure the student has the supports necessary, including…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Transitional Programs
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Konrad, Moira; Clark, Kelly A.; Test, David W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Students with disabilities trail behind their peers without disabilities while in school, as well as in post-secondary outcome areas. Given that self-determination and enhanced academic skills are associated with improved post-school outcomes, one possible solution is to identify interventions that teach self-determination and academic skills…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Writing Instruction
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Root, Jenny R.; Knight, Victoria F.; Mims, Pamela J. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Instruction in academic core content provides students with moderate to severe disabilities a full educational opportunity that promotes current and future options in the community and can complement acquisition of daily living skills. However, high school teachers face many challenges in balancing instructional priorities given the mission to…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Instructional Design
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Gregg, Noel; Galyardt, April; Wolfe, Gerri; Moon, Nathan; Todd, Robert – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of virtual mentoring for enhancing the persistence of secondary and postsecondary students with disabilities engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning. The student participants (N = 189) were all engaged in STEM coursework and enrolled in a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mentors, Academic Persistence, Disabilities
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Sowers, Jo-Ann; Powers, Laurie; Schmidt, Jessica; Keller, Thomas E.; Turner, Alison; Salazar, Amy; Swank, Paul R. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Individuals with disabilities are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The purpose of this study was to experimentally evaluate the impact of a STEM mentor intervention and differences between students matched with mentors with or without disabilities on career planning outcomes. An independent groups ×…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Disabilities, Mentors, Career Planning
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Bouck, Emily C.; Chamberlain, Courtney – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Understanding the relationship between services and outcomes is important for students with disabilities. While research exists regarding relationships between services and supports provided in school and adult life outcomes for students with disabilities, less attention is paid to the supports and services provided after students exit high…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education, Transitional Programs
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Petcu, Stefania D.; Van Horn, M. Lee; Shogren, Karrie A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
This study conducted a secondary analysis using data from the "National Longitudinal Transition Study-2" (NLTS-2) to examine the degree to which three of the four essential characteristics of self-determination (autonomy, psychological empowerment, and self-realization) predict enrollment in, and completion of, postsecondary education…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Personal Autonomy, Student Empowerment, Self Actualization
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Pouliot, Danielle M.; Müller, Eve; Frasché, Nancy F.; Kern, Ann S.; Resti, Israelle H. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Speech and language impairments can pose significant challenges to the successful workplace inclusion of young adults with intellectual disabilities (IDs) and/or autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Breakdowns are most likely to occur when support staff, workplace supervisors, or co-workers are unsure how to support effective communication.…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Adults
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Scheef, Andrew R.; Johnson, Cinda – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
The inclusion of age-appropriate transition assessments is a key component of transition services for students with disabilities. Although these assessments may focus on a variety of areas, their general purpose is to provide guidance in developing individualized postschool goals and design transition services to help students achieve these goals.…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Disabilities, Student Adjustment
Root, Jenny; Saunders, Alicia; Spooner, Fred; Brosh, Chelsi – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
The ability to solve mathematical problems related to purchasing and personal finance is important in promoting skill generalization and increasing independence for individuals with moderate intellectual disabilities (IDs). Using a multiple probe across participant design, this study investigated the effects of modified schema-based instruction…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
Lombardi, Allison R.; Izzo, Margo V.; Rifenbark, Graham G.; Murray, Alexa; Buck, Andrew; Monahan, Jessica; Gelbar, Nicholas – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
This study investigates the impact of an online transition curriculum embedded with literacy strategies on reading outcomes for secondary students in grades 9-12 across two states. The quasi-experimental pretest/posttest design had a sample of 338 students with and without disabilities and utilized the "AIMS Web Maze Test for 8th Grade…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading, Online Courses, Transitional Programs
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