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Carter, Erik W.; Pesko, Matthew J. – Exceptionality, 2008
Promoting social interaction among students with severe disabilities and their general education peers has long been a prominent focus of research and policy efforts. We asked 81 educators to evaluate the effectiveness, feasibility, and actual use of 12 intervention strategies for increasing social interaction among high school students with and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Disabilities, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Oswald, Donald P.; Best, Al M.; Coutinho, Martha J.; Nagle, Heather A. L. – Exceptionality, 2003
This paper presents nationally representative information about the extent of disproportionate gender representation in special education for the disability conditions of learning disabilities, mental retardation, and emotional disturbance. Recommendations are made for research to elucidate the basis for differences, improved data collection and…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Incidence
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Repetto, Jeanne B. – Exceptionality, 2003
Discussion of transition for students with disabilities emphasizes transition skills needed for life beyond work. The importance of assisting students in planning for their life roles as workers, family members, friends, consumers, and community members is discussed. Suggestions are offered to better prepare students for all their life roles by…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Educational Principles
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Sitlington, Patricia L. – Exceptionality, 2003
Discussion of postsecondary education as an important option in transition planning for students with disabilities considers: (1) what the law requires of postsecondary education institutions; (2) the information and documentation required at the postsecondary level; and (3) preparation for the transition to postsecondary education. (Contains…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Bound Students, College Preparation, Compliance (Legal)
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deFur, Sharon H. – Exceptionality, 2003
This article presents a model for integrating transition planning into the Individualized Education Program (IEP) with a focus on developing quality student-centered strategic plans. Strategies for developing effective transition practices, following meaningful processes, and creating efficient and effective IEP products are described. (Contains…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs
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Roberts, Jillian; MacMath, Sheryl – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2006
Due to improved medical procedures, more and more children with congenital heart disease are entering the school system. In order to help both school and health professionals involved in the education of children, we provide a brief review of the literature, review real-life dilemmas that school personnel face on a daily basis, and interpret the…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Guidance, Guidelines, Confidentiality
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Hocutt, Anne M.; Alberg, Joni Y. – Exceptionality, 1995
The application of noncategorical special education in two states and categorical special education in two companion states was considered, with a focus on program practices and procedures. The effects of grade level, disability severity, and school district size on state and local implementation of the noncategorical approach were examined, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Fee, Virginia E.; And Others – Exceptionality, 1990
Teachers used a nonexclusionary time-out package emphasizing ongoing participation to treat inappropriate social behaviors in 4 classrooms of roughly 16 preschool children each. Behavior improved in terms of several measures including direct observation. Opinions of treatment acceptability from a survey of 210 lay people were also found to support…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques
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Williams, Joanna P.; Ellsworth, Nancy J. – Exceptionality, 1990
This study examined effectiveness of an instructional program designed to teach learning-disabled adolescents (N=70) to make better personal decisions. A pretest/posttest comparison design found that following instruction students showed better ability to both identify general schema for decision making and apply schema to novel problem…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making
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Christensen, Carol A.; Gerber, Michael M. – Exceptionality, 1990
Thirty elementary-level learning-disabled and 30 nondisabled students were trained on addition using either a drill-and-practice task within an arcade gamelike context or a straightforward drill. The straightforward drill was more effective than the game format for learning-disabled students. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Addition, Computer Assisted Instruction, Drills (Practice), Educational Games
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Perry, Nancy E.; McNamara, John K.; Mercer, K. Louise – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2001
Analysis of special education services in British Columbia (BC) for students with learning disabilities in light of a current legal challenge finds the province's policies and practices are supported by theory and research on best practices. However, BC's Ministry of Education is urged to ensure policies are enacted consistently and to increase…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hughes, Charles A.; Schumaker, Jean B. – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1991
This study used a seven-stage instructional methodology to successfully teach a comprehensive test-taking strategy to six secondary learning-disabled students. Evidence of maintenance and generalization is reported. In the second article, answers are presented to questions about strategy training in general and this study in particular. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Generalization, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Curci, Richard A.; Gottlieb, Jay – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1990
Forty-six noncategorically identified intermediate-level handicapped students were assigned to functionally grouped self-contained classes and were observed. Although special education teachers did not know unofficial labels applied to students (emotional disturbances or learning disabilities), they instructed emotionally disturbed children with…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Intermediate Grades, Labeling (of Persons), Learning Disabilities
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Wood, Eileen; Hewitt, Kathryn L. – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1993
Comparison of three learning strategies (elaborative interrogation, spontaneous strategy, or repetition control) with 53 high achievers in grades 5 and 6 found that both elaborative interrogation and spontaneous strategy conditions were equally effective and both were superior to the repetition condition. (DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, High Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades
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Werts, Margaret Gessler; And Others – Exceptionality: A Research Journal, 1993
Two studies found that 5 students (ages 9-10) needing emotional support acquired behaviors shown in instructive feedback conditions that were unrelated to the target behaviors, whereas target material presented with related instructive feedback stimuli were acquired at a slightly faster rate. The importance of considering novelty, interest, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Emotional Problems, Feedback, Instructional Effectiveness
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