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Gee, Kevin A. – Exceptional Children, 2020
In this study, I investigated the maltreatment profiles of child welfare-involved children in special education and examined how those profiles influenced their internalizing and externalizing behaviors. I analyzed data on a sample of 290 children (63% male, 37% female, M[subscript age] = 11 years) from the National Survey on Child and Adolescent…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Special Education, Behavior Problems
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Dutta, Alo; Kundu, Madan; Iwanaga, Kanako; Ditchman, Nicole; Chan, Fong – Exceptional Children, 2020
The purpose of this study was to draw from self-determination and self-efficacy theories to evaluate psychological constructs (autonomous motivation, competency, and outcome expectancy) as mediators of the relationship between working alliance and engagement in transition-vocational rehabilitation (VR) services among African American students with…
Descriptors: African American Students, Students with Disabilities, Student Adjustment, Psychological Patterns
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Swanson, H. Lee; Kong, Jennifer; Petcu, Stefania D.; Asencio Pimentel, Monica Fiorella – Exceptional Children, 2020
This study investigated the prevalence of latent classes at risk for reading or math disabilities in elementary-age children whose first language is Spanish. To this end, children (N = 394) in Grades 1, 2, and 3 were administered a battery of vocabulary, reading, math, and cognitive measures in both Spanish and English. Three important findings…
Descriptors: Incidence, At Risk Students, Learning Disabilities, Reading Skills
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Hunt, Pam; Kozleski, Elizabeth; Lee, Jaehoon; Mortier, Kathleen; Fleming, Danielle; Hicks, Tyler; Balasubramanian, Lakshmi; Leu, Grace; Bross, Leslie Ann; Munandar, Vidya; Dunlap, Kristin; Stepaniuk, Inna; Aramburo, Corrine; Oh, Youngha – Exceptional Children, 2020
The purpose of this conceptual replication study was to investigate the efficacy of an early literacy intervention when it was implemented by special educators in general education classrooms with students in the class participating in the lessons. The study was conducted in 16 schools in three states. Eighty students with severe disabilities…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Students with Disabilities, Severe Disabilities
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Morgan, Paul L.; Woods, Adrienne D.; Wang, Yangyang; Hillemeier, Marianne M.; Farkas, George; Mitchell, Cynthia – Exceptional Children, 2020
Whether students of color are more or less likely to be identified as having disabilities than similarly situated students who are White in U.S. states with histories of de jure and de facto racial segregation is currently unknown. Unadjusted analyses of large samples of students attending elementary and middle schools in the U.S. South yielded…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Geographic Regions, Special Education, Minority Group Students
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Bettini, Elizabeth; Gilmour, Allison F.; Williams, Thomas O.; Billingsley, Bonnie – Exceptional Children, 2020
Retaining teachers is an important priority for school leaders, especially in special education, a field with chronic shortages. We analyzed a nationally representative survey using conservation of resources theory to examine how job demands and resources interacted with one another and with teachers' assignments (i.e., as special and general…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, General Education
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Suhrheinrich, Jessica; Rieth, Sarah R.; Dickson, Kelsey S.; Stahmer, Aubyn C. – Exceptional Children, 2020
Classroom pivotal response teaching (CPRT) is an evidence-based practice (EBP) adapted for classroom use. A recent effectiveness trial of CPRT involved training 98 special education classrooms in Southern California. The Exploration, Planning, Implementation, and Sustainment (EPIS) conceptual framework illustrates the impact of inner- and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice, Instructional Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers
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Sugai, George; Horner, Robert H. – Exceptional Children, 2020
Positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) was first introduced with the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1997. In this article, we describe the 25-year history of the PBIS implementation experience, including the core features of PBIS as a multitiered framework and the process and outcomes for…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Program Implementation, Educational History, Sustainability
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Ling, Guangming; Buzick, Heather; Belur, Vinetha – Exceptional Children, 2020
We evaluated the validity of using the GRE General Test to assist with graduate school admissions for individuals with disabilities. We studied a sample of 16,239 graduate students from 10 U.S. research universities in three groups: students without any reported disabilities, students who reported disabilities and took the computer-delivered GRE…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Students with Disabilities, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study
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Bettini, Elizabeth; Cumming, Michelle M.; O'Brien, Kristen Merrill; Brunsting, Nelson C.; Ragunathan, Maalavika; Sutton, Rachel; Chopra, Akash – Exceptional Children, 2020
Schools experience difficulty retaining special educators to serve students with emotional or behavioral disorders (EBD) in self-contained settings, as they have higher rates of burnout and attrition than other educators. Administrators could prevent these outcomes by improving working conditions, but research provides limited insights into which…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Intention, Students with Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances
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Steinbrenner, Jessica R.; Odom, Samuel L.; Hall, Laura J.; Hume, Kara – Exceptional Children, 2020
Assessing implementation of comprehensive treatment programs is a multifaceted process that should extend beyond measuring solely treatment fidelity. The purpose of this article is to describe and demonstrate a thorough process for assessing implementation and receipt of a comprehensive treatment program for students with autism spectrum disorders…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, High School Students
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Datchuk, Shawn M.; Wagner, Kyle; Hier, Bridget O. – Exceptional Children, 2020
We examined effects of intervention on the level and trend of text-writing sequences of students with disabilities and writing difficulties, in addition to potential moderating effects related to student demographics (i.e., disability status, age, gender, and race) and writing task (i.e., sentence, essay, and narrative). We reviewed 18 single-case…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Intervention, Students with Disabilities, Writing Difficulties
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Clarke, Ben; Doabler, Christian T.; Smolkowski, Keith; Turtura, Jessica; Kosty, Derek; Kurtz-Nelson, Evangeline; Fien, Hank; Baker, Scott K. – Exceptional Children, 2019
This study examined the role of initial skill in moderating intervention effects of a 50-lesson mathematics intervention program, ROOTS, for at-risk kindergarten students focused on developing whole-number concepts and skills. The study utilized a randomized block design with at-risk students (n = 592) within classrooms (n = 60) randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Kindergarten
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Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Greg; Capin, Philip; Miciak, Jeremy; Cho, Eunsoo; Fletcher, Jack M. – Exceptional Children, 2019
This study examined how differences in listening comprehension and word reading at the beginning of the school year influence changes in reading comprehension for English learners (ELs) with significant reading difficulties compared to non-ELs with significant reading difficulties. The study investigated heterogeneity in response to instruction…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Vocabulary Development, Language Skills, Reading Comprehension
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Fuchs, Douglas; Kearns, Devin M.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Elleman, Amy M.; Gilbert, Jennifer K.; Patton, Samuel; Peng, Peng; Compton, Donald L. – Exceptional Children, 2019
Because of the importance of teaching reading comprehension to struggling young readers and the infrequency with which it has been implemented and evaluated, we designed a comprehensive first-grade reading comprehension program. We conducted a component analysis of the program's decoding/fluency and reading comprehension dimensions (DF and COMP),…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Programs
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