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Louick, Rebecca; Scanlon, David – Exceptionality, 2021
This study explored prior experiences that shaped literacy motivation beliefs among adolescents with learning disabilities (LD). Data included student and teacher interviews, teacher response scales, and classroom observations. Two cycles of analysis, using directed content and thematic approaches, resulted in findings that indicate two types of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Learning Disabilities, Literacy, Reading Motivation
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Almutairi, Areej; Kawai, Norimune; Alharbi, Abeer – Exceptionality, 2021
Integrating students with intellectual disability in mainstream higher education is an important step toward inclusivity and true diversity in education. To create effective environments for these students, it is imperative to understand the attitudes of the administrators and faculty members who will be guiding them. A random sampling method was…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Gratton-Fisher, Emma; Zirkel, Perry A. – Exceptionality, 2021
The purpose of this article is to provide special educators with significant and perhaps surprising recent lessons in special education law. These lessons under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act range from the threshold issues of child find and eligibility through the central obligation of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Equal Education
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Ennis, Robin Parks; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Flemming, Sarah Cole – Exceptionality, 2021
Teachers may benefit from using classroom-delivered, low-intensity strategies to increase engagement of students at-risk for emotional and behavioral disorders and academic failure in the general education classroom. This project focused on empowering teachers to be involved in every step of the research process: screening, planning, data…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Learner Engagement, Student Behavior, At Risk Students
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Munsell, Elizabeth G. S.; Coster, Wendy J. – Exceptionality, 2021
Youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have poor post-secondary outcomes, including those with high-functioning ASD (HFASD), who do not have intellectual disability. Special education services for youth with HFASD often focus on academic outcomes rather than preparing students for negotiating other aspects of adult life. This scoping review…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Intervention, Self Management, Daily Living Skills
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Dostal, Hannah M.; Wolbers, Kimberly; Ward, Shana; Saulsburry, Rachel – Exceptionality, 2021
The purpose of this study was to investigate how content area teachers of the deaf integrate writing instruction, and factors that impact content area writing practices. Integrating writing into the disciplines is currently emphasized in order to support literacy and content learning. Teachers of the deaf (N = 134) responded to a national survey…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, National Surveys, Deafness, Content Area Writing
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MacFarland, Mari C.; Fisher, Marisa H. – Exceptionality, 2021
Many researchers and practitioners cite concerns with maintenance and generalization as a serious issue for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), although few studies explicitly target performance of behaviors outside training environments. After an initial intervention failed to produce robust generalization outcomes, the present…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Peer Teaching, Generalization
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Romig, John Elwood; Miller, Alexandra A.; Therrien, William J.; Lloyd, John W. – Exceptionality, 2021
Researchers studying curriculum-based measurement of written expression have used a variety of writing prompt types and durations when establishing criterion validity of these tools. The purpose of this study was to determine through meta-analytic procedures whether any prompt type or duration was superior to others in terms of criterion validity.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Writing Evaluation, Prompting, Meta Analysis
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Asaro-Saddler, Kristie; Moeyaert, Mariola; Xu, Xinyun; Yerden, Xiaoyi – Exceptionality, 2021
In this study, we conducted a multilevel meta-analysis to determine whether the self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) approach to teaching writing to students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improves significantly the number of words written and overall quality of writing, whether the effects of SRSD were consistent or variable across…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Meta Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness, Self Control
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Kauffman, James M.; Ahrbeck, Bernd; Anastasiou, Dimitris; Badar, Jeanmarie; Felder, Marion; Hallenbeck, Betty A. – Exceptionality, 2021
Social policies can be well-intentioned but ineffective in achieving what is intended. They can be undermined or destroyed by their exaggerated or oversimplified caricatures with a single, narrow focus. Caricatures may result in the opposite of the original intent of more carefully crafted variants. Institutionalization and deinstitutionalization…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Students with Disabilities
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Anderson, Mark H.; Raley, Sheida K.; Hagiwara, Mayumi – Exceptionality, 2021
The "Self-Determination Inventory" (SDI) is a suite of tools developed to measure self-determination. The SDI: Student Report was recently validated for adolescents aged 13 to 22 with and without disabilities across diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds. A parallel, proxy report version to be completed by teachers or parents, the SDI:…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Self Determination, Students with Disabilities, Adolescents
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Cheng, Sanyin; Sin, Kuen Fung – Exceptionality, 2021
This study explores how students' thinking styles are related to their career decision-making self-efficacy, by administering the Thinking Styles Inventory-Revised II and the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale--Short Form to 484 deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) and 449 hearing university students in mainland China. Results show that, among…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Decision Making, Career Choice, Self Efficacy
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Scott, LaRon A.; Brown, Amber; Wallace, Weade; Cormier, Christopher J.; Powell, Christine – Exceptionality, 2021
Ample research exists regarding various reasons special education teachers leave the profession, yet little attention is given to factors that promote professional persistence. The current study was used to address the factors that might encourage the persistence of Black special education teachers (BSETs), who face numerous challenges frequently…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Persistence, African American Teachers, Barriers
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Long, Holly; Bouck, Emily; Domka, Anna – Exceptionality, 2021
Limited research exists to target algebra instruction for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). In this study, researchers compared the use of concrete -- with scaffolds added by researchers -- and virtual algebra tiles -- with inherent scaffolds -- to support the acquisition, fluency, and generalization of linear…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
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Rios, Kristina; Burke, Meghan M. – Exceptionality, 2021
Family-professional partnership is an essential component of the special education process for children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). However, many families face barriers to participation in the special education process. Latino families especially face systemic barriers when participating in educational…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Barriers
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