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Bettini, Elizabeth; Gurel, Sungur; Park, Yujeong; Leite, Walter; McLeskey, James – Exceptionality, 2019
To effectively teach reading to students with and at risk for disabilities, special and general education teachers depend on principals who support effective specialized reading instruction. Yet, extant research indicates that principals have inadequate preparation for supporting specialized instruction. To address this issue, scholars have…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Qualifications, Special Education, At Risk Students
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Brosnan, Julie; Moeyaert, Mariola; Brooks Newsome, Kendra; Healy, Olive; Heyvaert, Mieke; Onghena, Patrick; Van den Noortgate, Wim – Exceptionality, 2018
In this article, multiple-baseline across participants designs were used to evaluate the impact of a precision teaching (PT) program, within a Tier 2 Response to Intervention framework, targeting fluency in foundational reading skills with at risk kindergarten readers. Thirteen multiple-baseline design experiments that included participation from…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Precision Teaching, Response to Intervention, Reading Instruction
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Nelson, Jason M.; Lindstrom, Jennifer H.; Lindstrom, Will; Denis, Daniel – Exceptionality, 2012
We investigated various structural models of phonological processing and the relationship of phonological processing abilities to basic reading. Data were collected on 116 kindergarten and first grade students. The specific ability model, which included phonological awareness, phonological memory, and rapid automatized naming as separate…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Phonological Awareness, Grade 1, Kindergarten
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Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Yurick, Amanda; Singh, Angella Harjani; Keyes, Starr E.; Kourea, Lefki – Exceptionality, 2011
Early intervention to mitigate special education and reading risk is especially critical for low socioeconomic and minority learners. This study examined the lasting effects of an early reading intervention package of phonemic awareness on the reading skills of 38 second-grade students one and two years after intervention ended. The participants…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Reading, Phonemic Awareness, Followup Studies
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Brown, Jacqueline A.; McIntosh, Kent – Exceptionality Education International, 2012
Little is known about factors that affect teacher and special educational assistants' (SEA) relationships with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In this study, participants were 15 students with ASD receiving inclusive education in Kindergarten through Grade 3, their classroom teachers, and SEAs. Teachers and SEAs completed rating…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Rating Scales, Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Otaiba, Stephanie Al; Schatschneider, Christopher; Silverman, Eden – Exceptionality, 2005
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of a tutoring intervention provided by community tutors to kindergarten students at risk for reading difficulties. The 73 students were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 conditions: (a) tutoring 4 days a week, (b) tutoring 2 days a week, or (c) a control condition that provided…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, High Risk Students, Reading Difficulties, Program Effectiveness
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Scanlon, Donna M.; Vellutino, Frank R.; Small, Sheila G.; Fanuele, Diane P.; Sweeney, Joan M. – Exceptionality, 2005
This study evaluated the efficacy of a preventative program delivered in kindergarten to children who were identified as being at risk for experiencing reading difficulties. It also examined the effects of two 1st-grade intervention programs delivered to children who demonstrated substantial difficulty with reading development at the beginning of…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Kindergarten, Young Children, Program Effectiveness
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Porath, Marion – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
This paper discusses issues relevant to gifted children's readiness for school. It raises a number of questions that challenge thinking about what is meant by school readiness. Gifted children can often be ready for school entrance before the age traditionally considered appropriate. Their complex developmental profiles challenge accepted notions…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Gifted, Learning Motivation, Profiles
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Janus, Magdalena – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
Transition to school is particularly complex for children with special needs. A major difficulty faced by educational systems in trying to address these needs is the multitude of problems with which such children present. Based on population-level data collected with the Early Development Instrument in Canada, Australia, and Mexico,…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Kindergarten
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Petrakos, Hariclia Harriet; Lehrer, Joanne Shari – Exceptionality Education International, 2011
The developmental model of transition Pianta and colleagues outlined emphasizes the interconnected relationships among the child, teacher, family, peers, and community that are developed across time (Pianta & Kraft-Sayre, 2003). This study focused on the use of transition practices as perceived by parents and teachers. Parents (8 groups) and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Focus Groups, Kindergarten, School Readiness
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Coyne, Michael D.; Simmons, Deborah C.; Kame'enui, Edward J.; Stoolmiller, Michael – Exceptionality, 2004
A storybook intervention for kindergarten children that integrates principles of explicit vocabulary instruction within the shared storybook reading experience is described with findings from an experimental study demonstrating the effects of this intervention on the vocabulary development of kindergarten students at risk of reading difficulty.…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Vocabulary Skills, Kindergarten, Early Intervention