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Leko, Melinda M.; Handy, Tamara; Roberts, Carly A. – Exceptionality, 2017
This study presents findings from a survey of secondary special education teachers who teach reading. Respondents were 577 special education teachers from a large Midwestern state who completed an online or mail survey. Results based on quantitative and qualitative analyses indicate predominant foci of secondary special education teachers' reading…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Educational Practices, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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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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Wadlington, Charles; DeOrnellas, Kathy; Scott, Shannon R. – Exceptionality, 2017
This exploratory study analyzes the perceptions of Disability Support Services (DSS) personnel regarding the transition process and documentation requirements to receive services for students with invisible disabilities in postsecondary settings. Invisible disabilities include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders,…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Newman, Lynn A.; Marschark, Marc; Shaver, Debra M.; Javitz, Harold – Exceptionality, 2017
Data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 were used to examine the effect of academic and career or technical education course-taking in high school on deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) youth's postsecondary enrollment in 2-year, 4-year, and career or technical education institutions. We examined the proportion of academic and career or…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education, Transitional Programs
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Reed, Deborah K.; Whalon, Kelly; Lynn, Devon; Miller, Nicole; Smith, Keely – Exceptionality, 2017
This study employed an adapted alternating treatments single-case design to explore students' learning of biology content when using a general note-taking (GNT) strategy and a content-specific graphic organizer (CGO) to support reading high school biology texts. The 4 focal participants were 15-18-year-olds committed to a moderate risk juvenile…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Notetaking, Teaching Methods
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Foxworth, Lauren L.; Mason, Linda H.; Hughes, Charles A. – Exceptionality, 2017
Writing standards and objectives outline complex skills for narrative essay writing at the secondary level. Students with disabilities often produce disorganized narratives with fewer narrative elements than their peers without disabilities. A multiple-probe design was used to examine effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Development for the Pick my…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Secondary School Students, Disabilities
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Sullivan, Amanda L.; Sadeh, Shanna – Exceptionality, 2016
For the past 30 years, the dropout rate for students with emotional disturbance has hovered around 50%, a rate substantially higher than the dropout rate for students with other disabilities and the general population. This systematic review evaluated the literature published between 1990 and 2013 on the effectiveness of dropout prevention and…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Emotional Disturbances, Dropout Rate
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Baker, Diana; Scanlon, David – Exceptionality, 2016
The active involvement of secondary school students with high-incidence disabilities (HI) in instructional accommodations is essential to both enacting the accommodations and to the accommodations effectiveness. Very little is known about students with HI's knowledge about instructional accommodations, experiences with them, or opinions on…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), High School Students, Focus Groups
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Ullery, Mary Anne; Katz, Lynne – Exceptionality, 2016
This study examined the rates of special education placement during middle school grades (sixth through eighth) among children who participated in the Linda Ray Intervention Program (LRIP) center-based and home-based learning modalities. The study sample included 113 children in Miami Dade County Public Schools who had gestational cocaine exposure…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Placement, Special Education, Early Intervention
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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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Lee, Heok In; Rojewski, Jay W.; Gregg, Noel – Exceptionality, 2016
Using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, a propensity score analysis revealed significant causal effects for a secondary career and technical education (CTE) concentration on the postsecondary work outcomes of adolescents with high-incidence disabilities. High school students identified as CTE concentrators (three or more high…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Disabilities, Secondary Education, Employment
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Popova, Svetlana; Lange, Shannon; Burd, Larry; Nam, Seungree; Rehm, Jürgen – Exceptionality, 2016
The current study aimed to estimate the cost associated with special education among children (5 to 14 years) with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in elementary and middle school by sex, age group, and province and territory in Canada. It was estimated that there were 6,520 students with FASD receiving special education in Canada in…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Special Education, Children, Elementary School Students
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Bossaert, Goele; Colpin, Hilde; Pijl, Sip Jan; Petry, Katja – Exceptionality, 2015
This study focuses on companionship, intimacy, and support of reciprocated friendships of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), students with motor and/or sensory disabilities, and typically developing students with their classmates at the start of mainstream secondary school. The study included 1379 typically developing students, 65…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Friendship, Mainstreaming, Inclusion
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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Garberoglio, Carrie Lou; Caemmerer, Jacqueline M.; Bond, Mark; Wendel, Erica – Exceptionality, 2015
The purpose of this article is to investigate the potential role of parent involvement and parent expectation in postschool outcomes for individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Students who are DHH have lower retention and employment rates than their peers. Recognizing the importance of family in developmental outcomes for all…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Expectation, Outcomes of Education, Parent Influence
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Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Maccini, Paula; Mulcahy, Candace – Exceptionality, 2014
The current study focuses on results from a national survey of special education mathematics teachers in secondary psychiatric schools. A total of 115 (33.04%) respondents completed a mail or online survey concerning school-level mathematics curriculum and assessment policies and practices. No statistically significant differences existed between…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Special Education Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Special Schools
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