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Hoover, John J.; deBettencourt, Laurie U. – Exceptionality, 2018
Recent political, fiscal, and educational equity challenges require a renewed emphasis in our efforts to advocate for increased culturally and linguistically responsive education, making certain to further advance the accomplishments of the past four decades. The education of diverse exceptional learners is well established within the fields of…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Special Education, Cultural Differences, Language Usage
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Blankenship, A. Paige; Canto, Angela I. – Exceptionality, 2018
The purpose of this study is to replicate a study conducted by Hux, Marquardt, Skinner, and Bond (1999) in which the researchers explored the frequency of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the special education population as compared to the frequency of TBI among students in general education. Hux and colleagues (1999) found that roughly…
Descriptors: Brain, Head Injuries, Special Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ok, Min Wook; Kim, Woori – Exceptionality, 2017
New technology devices such as iPads and iPods have become very popular and widely used in special education settings to teach students with disabilities. The 20 selected single-case design studies published by November 2015 were comprehensively reviewed to examine the effects of using iPads and iPods on academic performance and engagement of…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Special Education, Disabilities
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Ok, Min Wook; Rao, Kavita; Bryant, Brian R.; McDougall, Dennis – Exceptionality, 2017
Some researchers have characterized Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a promising framework to provide diverse students with access to the general education curriculum, but to what extent and how have UDL-based interventions fulfilled that promise? The purpose of this review was to analyze studies that investigated impacts of UDL-based…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews
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Glang, Ann; Ettel, Deborah; Todis, Bonnie; Gordon, Wayne A.; Oswald, Jennifer M.; Vaughn, Susan L.; Connors, Susan H.; Brown, Margaret – Exceptionality, 2015
Long-term follow-up studies conducted during the K-12 school years suggest that challenges related to childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) tend to persist or worsen over time. A 1999 survey of State Directors of Special Education revealed that most states had emerging initiatives for children with TBI and were expanding their capacity to serve…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Student Personnel Services, Special Needs Students
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Villarreal, Victor – Exceptionality, 2015
This study examined the educational environment placement and educational outcomes of students identified as having an emotional disturbance (ED). The sample was drawn from special education enrollment data for students aged 6-21 years in the 50 states and Washington, DC in 2010. Additional economic and demographic state-level variables were…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Outcomes of Education, Special Needs Students, State Surveys
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Petcu, Stefania D.; Yell, Mitchell; Fletcher, Tia – Exceptionality, 2014
Developing special education programs that confer a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for students with disabilities has been a challenge for local education agencies since the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was first passed in 1975. Developing a FAPE has been particularly challenging when students require assistive…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Educational Legislation
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Cronin, Kathleen A. – Exceptionality, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among oral language, decoding, and reading comprehension for children with autism. Participants included 13 English-speaking children with a diagnosis of high-functioning autism (IQ > 70) who were included in a typical classroom, and who had parents who spoke English. Parts of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Oral Language, Decoding (Reading), Reading Comprehension
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Weiss, Margaret P.; Petrin, Robert A.; Farmer, Thomas W. – Exceptionality, 2014
Despite the importance of special educators in the current era of educational reform, there is no overarching portrait of special educators' roles, especially in rural schools where the provision of services is especially challenging. Using latent class analysis and data from a national sample of rural school districts, we identified four distinct…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Response, Rural Schools, Teacher Role
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Boe, Erling E.; deBettencourt, Laurie U.; Dewey, James; Rosenberg, Michael; Sindelar, Paul; Leko, Christopher – Exceptionality, 2013
After decades of growth, the number of special education teachers (SETs) has begun to decline. In 2009, U.S. schools employed 13% fewer SETs than in 2006. The number of annual new hires of SETs also dropped dramatically in some states. The onset of these declines predated the economic downturn of 2008 and resulted in part from a steady decline…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Public School Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Economic Climate
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Karvonen, Meagan; Wakeman, Shawnee; Flowers, Claudia; Moody, Shauna – Exceptionality, 2013
In the decade since alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) were first required, special education teachers have had to develop content knowledge and pedagogical skills to teach academics to students with significant cognitive disabilities. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact that teachers'…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Alternative Assessment, Academic Standards
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Gresham, Frank M.; Hunter, Katherine K.; Corwin, Emily P.; Fischer, Aaron J. – Exceptionality, 2013
Outcomes for students classified as emotionally disturbed (ED) are among the poorest for any disability group and include disturbingly low graduation rates, poor academic achievement, high rates of school suspensions and school dropouts, and chronic interpersonal problems. Additionally, these students are often underserved within the school…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence, Outcome Measures, Emotional Disturbances
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Vincent, Claudia G.; Swain-Bradway, Jessica; Tobin, Tary J.; May, Seth – Exceptionality, 2011
The goal of our study was to examine if school-wide positive behavior support implementation was associated with reductions in the discipline gap. We provided outcomes from descriptive and preliminary statistical analyses of three years of office discipline referral data from elementary schools engaged in school-wide positive behavior support…
Descriptors: Referral, Discipline, Behavior Modification, Elementary School Students
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Castro-Olivo, Sara M.; Preciado, Jorge A.; Sanford, Amanda K.; Perry, Valerie – Exceptionality, 2011
Nationwide statistics show that English Learners in grades 6-12 are often among the lowest performing students in all academic areas and have some of the highest rates of dropout. Their academic deficiencies are usually attributed to their limited English language proficiency, often ignoring the social-emotional, behavioral, and cognitive problems…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Psychological Needs, Hispanic American Students, English (Second Language)
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Walker, David W. – Exceptionality, 2010
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004 makes significant and controversial changes to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Two very significant changes in this law are provisions that (a) allow school districts to spend up to 15% of their IDEA Part B funds on early intervening services in…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Eligibility, Hearings, Learning Disabilities
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