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Thurlow, Martha L.; Wu, Yi-Chen; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Ysseldyke, James E. – Exceptionality, 2016
Federal regulations indicate that the achievement gap must be closed between subgroups, including the gap between special education and non-special education students. We explored the ways in which achievement trends are influenced by three methods of reporting (cross-sectional, cohort-static, and cohort-dynamic). We also investigated (a) the ways…
Descriptors: Special Education, Achievement Gap, Mathematics Achievement, Change
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Skerbetz, Mandi Davis; Kostewicz, Douglas E. – Exceptionality, 2015
The difficulties students identified with emotional and behavior disabilities present sometimes strain inclusive educators. General education teachers often find themselves ill equipped to provide effective support for both students with and without disabilities. An effective intervention that may hold promise for included students with academic…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Disabilities, Inclusion
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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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Mason, Linda H.; Meadan-Kaplansky, Hedda; Hedin, Laura; Taft, Raol – Exceptionality, 2013
Students who struggle with learning may not have the metacognition needed to support the multiple processes required to understand what is read in informational text. Instruction for these students, therefore, should include methodologies that promote self-regulation of critical thinking processes. Fifty-eight low-achieving students were provided…
Descriptors: Self Management, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Low Achievement
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Schock, Robin E.; Lee, Elizabeth A. – Exceptionality Education International, 2016
Rarely are the views of children with learning disabilities elicited. In this study, we used focus groups involving eight students with learning disabilities to explore their self-perceptions as learners and writers using assistive technology (AT). Three groups of two to three Grade 4-8 students and their parents participated in the qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Self Concept
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Waugh, Matthew; Harrison, Gina L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
This study examined the efficacy of a brief math intervention using cognitive behaviour instruction (CBI) supplemented by a mnemonic cue system for a 5th grade student with math computation and fluency difficulties. Regrouping operations in addition and subtraction were the targeted skills. Curriculum-based measurements were conducted at the end…
Descriptors: Intervention, Grade 5, Mathematics Skills, Mnemonics
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Montgomery, Angela; Mirenda, Pat – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
This study examined relationships between three factors related to teacher self-efficacy (use of inclusive instruction, collaboration with others, and managing disruptive behaviour) and practicing teachers' sentiments, attitudes, and concerns about inclusive education of students with developmental disabilities. We calculated Pearson…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Inclusion, Teaching Methods
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Menard, Jessica; Wilson, Alexander M. – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
This study investigated whether students with reading disabilities (RD) showed greater regression in reading skills than did non-RD students over the summer vacation. The RD group consisted of 30 students in grades 4 to 6 from a private school for students with learning disabilities and a comparison group of 30 average readers in grades 4 to 6…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Gains