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Datchuk, Shawn M.; Rodgers, Derek B.; Wagner, Kyle; Hier, Bridget O.; Moore, Christopher T. – Exceptional Children, 2022
We estimated effects of writing interventions on the level and trend of writing fluency--rate of total words written over time--by students with and without disabilities. Using mixed-effects regression and an information-theoretic ranking of competing models, we synthesized results of 42 single-case experimental design studies with a total of 205…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Intervention, Writing Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Wolbers, Kimberly; Dostal, Hannah; Graham, Steve; Branum-Martin, Lee; Holcomb, Leala – Exceptional Children, 2022
Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI) involves teaching cognitive writing strategies and apprenticing novices within collaborative writing communities. It is responsive to deaf students' diverse language experiences through embedded metalinguistic/linguistic components. A randomized controlled trial of SIWI was conducted with 15…
Descriptors: Deafness, Students with Disabilities, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Nelson, Gena; Park, Soyoung; Brafford, Tasia; Heller, Nicole A.; Crawford, Angela R.; Drake, Kevallyn R. – Exceptional Children, 2022
Researchers and practitioners alike often look to meta-analyses to identify effective practices to use with students with disabilities. The number of meta-analyses in special education has also expanded in recent years. The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the quality of reporting in meta-analyses focused on mathematics…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Students with Disabilities, Special Education, Educational Quality
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Filderman, Marissa J.; Austin, Christy R.; Boucher, Alexis N.; O'Donnell, Katherine; Swanson, Elizabeth A. – Exceptional Children, 2022
Informed by theories of reading comprehension and prior reviews of reading comprehension intervention, this meta-analysis uniquely contributes to the literature because it describes the relative effects of various approaches to comprehension intervention for struggling readers in Grades 3 through 12. Findings from 64 studies demonstrate…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Reading Achievement
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Frey, Andy J.; Small, Jason W.; Seeley, John R.; Walker, Hill M.; Feil, Edward G.; Lee, Jon; Lissman, Dana Cohen; Crosby, Shantel; Forness, Steven R. – Exceptional Children, 2022
Disruptive behavior disorders in childhood are increasingly pervasive and associated with numerous, negative long-term outcomes. The current study examined whether adding a brief, home-visitation intervention to an existing, multi-component (child and teacher) intervention, would improve social-emotional and behavioral outcomes for young children…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Home Visits, Intervention
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Hume, Kara; Odom, Samuel L.; Steinbrenner, Jessica R.; Smith DaWalt, Leann; Hall, Laura J.; Kraemer, Bonnie; Tomaszewski, Brianne; Brum, Christopher; Szidon, Kate; Bolt, Daniel M. – Exceptional Children, 2022
We tested the efficacy of a comprehensive intervention program designed for high school students across the autism spectrum, the Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism (CSESA) model, in a cluster randomized control trial involving 60 high schools in three states (California, North Carolina, Wisconsin), with implementation occurring…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Adolescents
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Pearson, Jamie N.; Stewart-Ginsburg, Jared H.; Malone, Kayla; Avent Harris, Janeé R. – Exceptional Children, 2022
Faith, spirituality, and religious involvement can promote stress-related coping for parents raising children with autism, yet little research has explored religious coping in Black parents raising children with autism. Given the high levels of religiosity and increased incidence of autism in Black families, the purpose of this qualitative study…
Descriptors: African Americans, Parent Attitudes, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Fisher, Tiffany L.; Sindelar, Paul T.; Kramer, Dennis, II; Bettini, Elizabeth – Exceptional Children, 2022
Special education teacher employment began to decline in 2006, concurrent with increased paraprofessional employment. At the same time, the prevalence of students with disabilities in several categories changed substantially, and the proportion of students being served in general education settings increased as well. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Students with Disabilities, Employment Patterns
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Bettini, Elizabeth; Nguyen, Tuan D.; Gilmour, Allison F.; Redding, Christopher – Exceptional Children, 2022
Scholars have documented long-standing disparities in access to well-qualified, well-supported teachers, including disparities in access to special education teachers (SETs), based on student socioeconomic status. In response, policy initiatives have aimed to incentivize teaching in higher-poverty schools. Thus, we examined changes over time in…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies, Special Education Teachers, Poverty
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Kirksey, J. Jacob – Exceptional Children, 2022
Student absenteeism is a barrier to learning and an issue that requires policy intervention. Students with disabilities are of particular concern, as they miss school more often than students in any other demographic group. Affecting a key attribute of school structures, policies promoting full-day kindergarten began as an effort to improve…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Students with Disabilities, Attendance
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Scheibel, Gretchen; Zane, Thomas L.; Zimmerman, Kathleen N. – Exceptional Children, 2022
Schools bear the burden of funding the majority of the services received by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with the assumption that spent resources will result in meaningful positive outcomes for these students. Interventions lacking empirical support remain popular in schools despite lacking or limited evidence that students will…
Descriptors: Program Costs, Cost Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Research and Development
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Peters, Scott J.; Carter, James S., III – Exceptional Children, 2022
A wide research base has documented the disproportional enrollment in K-12 special education and gifted and talented services across racial and socioeconomic lines. This study extends that knowledge base by integrating multiple population-level datasets to better understand predictors of access to and enrollment in gifted and talented services and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Access to Education, Predictor Variables
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Theobald, Roddy J.; Goldhaber, Dan D.; Holden, Kristian L.; Stein, Marcy L. – Exceptional Children, 2022
We used survey and administrative data from Washington State to assess the degree to which special education teacher preparation, district literacy instructional practices, and the alignment between preparation and practice were associated with the reading test score gains of students with high-incidence disabilities taught by early-career special…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Gilmour, Allison F.; Neugebauer, Sabina R.; Sandilos, Lia E. – Exceptional Children, 2022
We examined the association between the percentage of students with disabilities (SWD) in general education teachers' classes and their likelihood of turnover, investigating potential internal and external resources (certification, experience, preparation, classroom management, and working conditions) as moderators and disaggregating types of…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Incidence, Special Education Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Pearman, Francis A., II; McGee, Ebony O. – Exceptional Children, 2022
Black-White disparities in gifted enrollment persist across U.S. school systems. In this study, we examined whether these disparities depend on county-level rates of anti-Black bias. We drew data from the Civil Rights Data Collection, the Education Opportunity Project, and the Race Implicit Association Database. Based on a series of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Blacks, African American Students, Counties
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