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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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Goldman, Samantha E.; Glover, Carrie A.; Lloyd, Blair P.; Barton, Erin E.; Mello, Maria P. – Exceptionality, 2018
Low-income, minority families are underrepresented in the literature on parent training for school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although the use of visual supports, such as visual schedules, is considered to be an evidence-based practice for children with ASD in school, it is not known whether this strategy is effective for…
Descriptors: African American Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Low Income Groups
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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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Bolland, Anneliese C.; Tomek, Sara E.; Besnoy, Kevin D.; Bolland, John M. – Exceptionality, 2018
Research abounds on adolescent poverty and on gifted education, but these fields are seldom considered together. This study explores trajectories of aggressive behavior (i.e., weapon carrying) of impoverished, gifted youth. Results indicate that gifted students engage in lower levels of weapon carrying than non-gifted students. Gifted and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gender Differences, Predictor Variables, At Risk Students
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Trout, Alexandra L.; Lambert, Matthew C.; Epstein, Michael H.; Avery, Marybell – Exceptionality, 2018
While much is known about the educational, behavioral, and social needs of adolescents receiving school-based special education services, one critical domain, health literacy, has been largely unexamined. Given the impact of health and health management on the well-being of all persons, and the likelihood of additional challenges for students…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Health, Knowledge Level
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Brubacher, Michael R.; McMahon, Susan D.; Keys, Christopher B. – Exceptionality, 2018
Self-appraisals can combine with aspects of the school environment in predicting adolescent emotions and behaviors. This study examined how academic self-efficacy and social self-efficacy are related to anxiety and aggression, and how these relations are moderated by school stressors, academic achievement, and school belonging. The participants of…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Adolescents, Hispanic American Students, African American Students
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Cooc, North – Exceptionality, 2018
Despite decades of research on racial disproportionality in special education, the underrepresentation of Asian Americans in services tends to be overlooked in policy and practice. Underrepresentation, however, raises the possibility of similar concerns about misidentification, bias, and racial inequality within schools as overrepresentation. Yet,…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Special Education, Asian American Students, School Districts
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Kauffman, James M.; Badar, Jeanmarie – Exceptionality, 2018
The word chic refers to something fashionable or stylish. Chic varies for individuals and groups and with time and place. Something chic may have desirable or undesirable long-term consequences. Disability and extremism are also changeable concepts, depending on comparison to social norms. People with disabilities should have the option of being…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards
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Hampshire, Patricia K.; Allred, Keith W. – Exceptionality, 2018
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in secondary school settings (i.e., grades 6-12) typically struggle with multiple academic challenges. Critics have noted that secondary schools traditionally have not been particularly effective in helping students with ASD develop self-determination (e.g., self-management) skills, which are considered…
Descriptors: Autism, Homework, Self Determination, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Cooc, North – Exceptionality, 2018
The persistent racial and ethnic disparities in special education in the United States raise concerns about the potential misidentification of students. While previous studies have focused on how various student and school factors influence teacher decisions, there is less attention on when teachers disagree about student disability or special…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Longitudinal Studies, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Miller, Katie M.; Little, Mary E. – Exceptionality, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an instructional package, Self-Regulated Strategy Development, a cognitive strategy instructional model (POW + TREE), in combination with video self-modeling (VSM) on the improvement on the written expression of three third-grade students with learning disabilities (LD). This…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Grade 3, Learning Disabilities, Achievement Tests
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Asaro-Saddler, Kristie; Muir-Knox, Haley; Meredith, Holly – Exceptionality, 2018
Many adolescents, particularly adolescents with disabilities, have difficulty with literacy tasks such as reading and writing. Yet research has found that when students with disabilities receive appropriate instruction, they typically are able to improve their overall writing outcomes. This study explored the effectiveness of a summary writing…
Descriptors: Literacy, Writing Strategies, Adolescents, Disabilities
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Goldman, Samantha E.; Burke, Meghan M.; Mason, Carolyn Q.; Hodapp, Robert M. – Exceptionality, 2017
Parents of students with disabilities often receive support from special education advocates, who may be trained through a variety of programs. Using a web-based survey, this study examined the postgraduation advocacy activities of 83 graduates of one such volunteer advocacy training program. In the one to four years after program graduation,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Correlation, Volunteers, Advocacy
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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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