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Goldman, Samantha E.; Glover, Carrie A.; Lloyd, Blair P.; Barton, Erin E.; Mello, Maria P. – Exceptionality, 2018
Low-income, minority families are underrepresented in the literature on parent training for school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although the use of visual supports, such as visual schedules, is considered to be an evidence-based practice for children with ASD in school, it is not known whether this strategy is effective for…
Descriptors: African American Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Low Income Groups
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Goldman, Samantha E.; Burke, Meghan M. – Exceptionality, 2017
Although parent involvement is required by special education law and is important for all students, the literature synthesizing studies on parent involvement has focused on the general education parent population, often without addressing students with disabilities. The purpose of this review was to descriptively synthesize the literature on…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Special Education, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
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Meadan, Hedda; Snodgrass, Melinda R.; Palomo, Ilyse; Amenta, Christina G.; Halle, James W. – Exceptionality, 2017
Training and coaching are cited frequently to achieve different goals, by different people, across different fields. "Who" provides training and coaching and "where" and "how" they are provided may influence the effectiveness of the training and coaching efforts, making the clear identification of these contextual…
Descriptors: Training, Coaching (Performance), Definitions, Literature Reviews
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Bryant, Brian R.; Bryant, Diane Pedrotty; Shih, Minyi; Seok, Soohwha – Exceptionality, 2010
Thirty-one research articles were examined to investigate the empirical evidence supporting the use of assistive technology as a type of support for people with intellectual disability in relation to the seven domains of support provision identified in the Supports Intensity Scale. Results indicated that assistive technology devices can be a…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Literature Reviews
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Hong, Ee Rea; Gong, Liyuan; Ganz, Jennifer B.; Neely, Leslie – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
While no exact information on the prevalence exists, it is assumed that the overall incidence of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has risen every year in Japan. However, given the lack of resources and services for families of children with ASD in Japan, there is a dearth of practical guidance for the support for those families. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacing, Electronic Learning, Video Technology
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Kauffman, James M.; Landrum, Timothy J. – Exceptionality, 2009
The civil rights movements involving skin tone, gender or gender orientation, disability, and other physiognomic features remain important in securing the legal rights of individuals to equal treatment and equal opportunities regardless of their personal characteristics of color, origin, gender, and so on. Unfortunately, these welcome civil rights…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Behavior Disorders, Disability Identification, Disproportionate Representation
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Johnstone, Christopher; Thurlow, Martha; Altman, Jason; Timmons, Joe; Kato, Kentaro – Exceptionality, 2009
Assistive technology approaches to aid students with visual impairments are becoming commonplace in schools. These approaches, however, present challenges for assessment because students' level of access to different technologies may vary by school district and state. To better understand what assistive technology tools are used in reading…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Reading Instruction
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Billingsley, Bonnie S. – Exceptionality, 2007
Most discussions about special education leadership address the work of principals and district administrators, without reference to the collective and distributed forms of leadership that have taken center stage in contemporary discussions about improving schools. To explore the contributions of and roles for teacher leadership in special…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Professional Development
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Chmiliar, Linda – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
One of the most significant changes in education over the last few decades is the movement toward inclusive education. Many schools have adopted an inclusive approach of educating students with learning disabilities (LD) in the regular classroom. The present study utilized a multiple case study approach to examine the perspectives of stakeholders…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Learning Disabilities, Case Studies, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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McDougall, Janette; Servais, Michelle; Meyer, Katherine; Case, Sheila; Dannenhold, Kara; Johnson, Sue; Riggin, Colleen – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
This is a preliminary evaluation of a program aimed at providing training, consultation, and resource materials to educators in public schools in order to build the capacity of those educators and schools to meet the needs of students with autism spectrum disorders. Educator and school level outcomes were evaluated and information about program…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Related Services (Special Education), Program Evaluation
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Duquette, Cheryll; Fullarton, Stephanie – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the educational and employment experiences of 10 adults who had recently been diagnosed as having a learning disability. Seven of the participants eventually obtained a high school diploma or the equivalent and they all had held a variety of entry-level jobs. The participants felt that having an…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Employment Experience, Employment Opportunities, Educational Experience
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Enns, Charlotte – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to describe a variety of teaching and learning strategies that were used within a classroom of Deaf adults participating in a high school English course as part of an upgrading program. The class was conducted in a bilingual manner; that is, being Deaf and communicating with American Sign Language (ASL) was not…
Descriptors: Deafness, Learning Strategies, Writing Skills, American Sign Language