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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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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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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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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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Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Lane, Kathleen L. – Exceptionality, 2016
Schools are increasingly exploring the implementation of multitiered systems of support. This article reviews the literature pertaining to efforts to promote self-determination to provide initial direction as to how interventions and supports to promote self-determination could be implemented within a tiered framework. The intent is to provide…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Determination, Literature Reviews, Disabilities
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Walker, Virginia L.; Smith, Carol G. – Exceptionality, 2015
The purpose of this literature review is to describe intervention research studies in which paraprofessionals received training applicable to student with disabilities. Thirty studies were systematically reviewed to identify (a) characteristics of study participants and settings, (b) characteristics of paraprofessional training and…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional Personnel, Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Training
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Exceptionality, 2015
A comprehensive search identified 42 court decisions from late 1996 to early 2014 concerning the primary modern meaning of child find under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)--whether the district had reasonable suspicion of eligibility and yet did not evaluate the child. The findings from a systematic analysis of these court…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Graff, Heidi J.; Berkeley, Sheri; Evmenova, Anya S.; Park, Kristy L. – Exceptionality, 2014
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong disability for which prevalence rates continue to increase. Persons with ASD vary widely in both severity of disability and services required. Therefore it is important to identify trends in research and evaluate progress in the field. The current study uses a journal analysis to evaluate research over…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Educational Research, Trend Analysis
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Maggin, Daniel M.; Chafouleas, Sandra M.; Berggren, Melissa; Sugai, George – Exceptionality, 2013
The evidence-based practice movement in special education has emphasized the use of the scientific process to assist with the identification of effective academic and behavioral strategies. An important but often overlooked aspect of this system is the peer review process in which manuscripts submitted for publication are reviewed by experts to…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Special Education, Guidelines, Periodicals
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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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Kim, Sunyoung; Yan, Min-Chi; Kulkarni, Saili S. – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
Teachers and researchers have considered social-skill interventions to be an essential component in the development and progress of students with disabilities. However, there is still relatively limited research on these interventions for individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. This literature review was conducted…
Descriptors: Intervention, Interpersonal Competence, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language)
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Ozuna, Jennifer; Mavridis, Alexis; Hott, Brittany L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2015
Social interaction is a core deficit in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Therefore, parents and teachers need effective interventions to support students with ASD. This synthesis provides a quantitative analysis of single-subject studies that examine interventions to support social interactions in children with ASD. Results suggest…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Early Intervention
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Chambers, Cynthia R.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Saito, Yumiko; Lida, Kerry M.; Lee, Youngsun; Singh, Vandana – Exceptionality, 2007
Promoting self-determination has become an important aspect of the educational programs of students with disabilities. There is now a sufficient literature base to support some syntheses that enable researchers to judge their progress in this area to date and to provide direction for future research and practice. For this study, we conducted a…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Educational Methods
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Scruggs, Thomas E.; Mastropieri, Margo A. – Exceptionality, 2007
Throughout the history of education, debate has existed between the relative merits of instructed versus constructed knowledge. In this article, we review our program of research in science education for students with disabilities in order to reveal some insights into this debate. We review research in science curriculum, mnemonic strategies,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational History, Science Curriculum, Peer Teaching
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Ganz, Jennifer B. – Exceptionality, 2007
Autism experts and individuals with high-functioning autism contend that many individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) respond most favorably to information that is presented visually. Accordingly, strategies capitalizing on this visual preference have received significant recent attention in both ASD research and practitioner-related…
Descriptors: Autism, Classroom Techniques, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Visual Aids
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