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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kennedy, Michael J.; Thomas, Cathy Newman – Exceptionality, 2012
A critical issue facing the field of education is the need to improve teachers' preparation to effectively manage student behavior in the classroom. Many pre- and in-service teachers receive exposure to evidence-based behavioral interventions, such as schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports, during teacher preparation programs;…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Instructional Design, Student Behavior
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Shumate, Lorraine; Campbell-Whatley, Gloria D.; Lo, Ya-yu – Exceptionality, 2012
Culturally responsive instruction has the advantage of helping diverse students make academic gains. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of culturally infused mathematics lessons on the academic achievement of five middle school Latino students with specific learning disabilities in a resource classroom. We used an ABACACA…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education
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Stebbins, Molly S.; Stormont, Melissa; Lembke, Erica S.; Wilson, David J.; Clippard, Dana – Exceptionality, 2012
The current study detailed the manner in which one school district monitored the effectiveness of the Wilson Reading System for students with disabilities who were experiencing difficulty with reading. Effectiveness was measured by growth in the reading skills that have been documented to be critical for successful readers. Twenty fourth- and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties
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Greenspan, Stephen – Exceptionality, 2011
This article explores the many issues involved in establishing the diagnosis of intellectual disability in a so-called Atkins (death penalty exemption) hearing. Among the issues addressed are the need to go beyond IQ scores in establishing intellectual deficits, the need to go beyond rating scores in establishing adaptive behavior deficits, the…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Disability Identification, Adjustment (to Environment), Homicide
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Yeo, Seungsoo – Exceptionality, 2011
The purpose of this study was to employ the meta-analytic method of Reliability Generalization to investigate the magnitude and variability of reliability estimates obtained across studies using Curriculum-Based Measurement reading aloud. Twenty-eight studies that met the inclusion criteria were used to calculate the overall mean reliability of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Reliability, Disabilities, Generalization
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Maggin, Daniel M.; O'Keeffe, Breda V.; Johnson, Austin H. – Exceptionality, 2011
The purpose of this review was to examine the methods used to conduct meta-analyses of single-subject research involving students with and at-risk for disabilities. Specifically, the procedures used for preparing, aggregating, analyzing, and evaluating single-subject data across 68 primary syntheses were examined. In addition to these…
Descriptors: Research Design, Disabilities, Meta Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Thompson, James R.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Hughes, Carolyn – Exceptionality, 2010
A person-environment fit conceptualization of intellectual disability (ID) requires educators to focus on the gap between a student's competencies and the demands of activities and settings in schools. In this article the implications of the person-environment fit conceptual model are considered in regard to instructional benefits, special…
Descriptors: Personality Theories, Mental Retardation, Special Needs Students, Models
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Alferink, Larry A.; Farmer-Dougan, Valeri – Exceptionality, 2010
Oversimplification or inappropriate interpretation of complex neuroscience research is widespread among curricula claiming that brain-based approaches are effective for improved learning and retention. We examine recent curricula claiming to be based on neuroscience research, discuss the implications of such misinterpretation for special…
Descriptors: Brain, Special Education, Scientific Research, Neurology
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Mostert, Mark P. – Exceptionality, 2010
By 2001, Facilitated Communication (FC) had largely been empirically discredited as an effective intervention for previously uncommunicative persons with disabilities, especially those with autism and related disorders. Key empirical findings consistently showed that the facilitator and not the client initiated communication. I analyze the extant…
Descriptors: Intervention, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism, Communication Problems
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