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Manasse-Cohick, Nancy J.; Shapley, Kathy L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
This survey study compared high school football players' knowledge and attitudes about concussion before and after receiving concussion education. There were no significant changes in the Concussion Attitude Index. Results revealed a statistically significant difference in the athletes' scores for the Concussion Knowledge Index, "t"(244)…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Comparative Analysis, Athletes, Team Sports
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Lo, Lusa – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2009
Developing a collaborative home-school partnership in the special education process is one of the crucial indicators of successful educational planning. Special education laws and regulations strongly emphasize the importance of parental roles in the process. However, as is well documented in existing literature, it can be challenging for many…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Special Education, Hearing Impairments, Parent Role
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Ahearn, Eileen M. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2008
For more than 5-years, the U.S. Department of Education has been developing and implementing a new data system, ED"Facts", designed to contain all the educational data it collects from states. This article provides a summary of the development of the new federal system and describes some of the benefits and challenges it poses for…
Descriptors: Special Education, Data Collection, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship
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Landis, Melodee; Swain, Kristine D.; Friehe, Mary J.; Coufal, Kathy L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2007
Many schools across the nation are working to include online learning as a fundamental part of the collection of teaching strategies. In 2000, approximately 98% of the public schools in the United States were connected to the Internet (National Center for Education Statistics, 2001) and were working to expand their students' communication options…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Scoring Rubrics
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Hill, John W.; Coufal, Kathy L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2005
A language-based social skills instruction intervention used to prepare middle and high school students with emotional/behavioral disorders for return to less restrictive public school placements was evaluated. The daily 50-minute intervention focused on repetitive readings, recitations, and role-playing of skill step procedures until students…
Descriptors: Intervention, Communication Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Middle School Students