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Breeman, Linda D.; van Lier, Pol A. C.; Wubbels, Theo; Verhulst, Frank C.; van der Ende, Jan; Maras, Athanasios; Hopman, Juliette A. B.; Tick, Nouchka T. – Exceptionality, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine developmental links between disobedience and teacher-child closeness in a sample of boys with psychiatric disorders (i.e., emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD)) and special educational needs who are placed in special education. More specifically, this study examined…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Behavior Problems, Males, Special Education
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Datchuk, Shawn M.; Kubina, Richard M.; Mason, Linda H. – Exceptionality, 2015
Elementary-aged students with behavioral concerns and disabilities struggling to construct sentences stand a high likelihood for continued academic difficulty. Several studies have used sentence instruction with picture-word prompts to improve sentence level writing skills, including construction of simple sentences, syntax, capitalization, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Sentences, Teaching Methods, Prompting
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Swoszowski, Nicole Cain; Jolivette, Kristine; Fredrick, Laura D.; Heflin, L. Juane – Exceptionality, 2012
Check In/Check Out (CICO) is a secondary tier intervention for those students who are not responsive to universal tier, school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports. The present study extended the implementation of CICO to six students with emotional and behavioral disorders in a residential facility whose behaviors were maintained…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Residential Institutions, Intervention, Emotional Disturbances
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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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Lo, Ya-yu; Mustian, April L.; Brophy, Alicia; White, Richard B. – Exceptionality, 2011
Disproportionality of African American males in special education and for disciplinary referrals has persisted for several decades. Culturally responsive social skill instruction, designed to teach critical skills and to involve peers from the learners' cultural group, can serve as a means to promote the overall social competence of African…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation, Males, Interpersonal Competence
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Cress, Cynthia J.; Epstein, Michael H.; Synhorst, Lori – Exceptionality, 2010
This article reports three studies that evaluated the test-retest and inter-rater reliability of the "Preschool Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale" (PreBERS) (Epstein & Synhorst, 2009). First, teachers rated 63 children receiving school services for disability on the PreBERS, with two ratings one month apart. Second,…
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Disabilities, Preschool Children, Rating Scales
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Sutherland, Kevin S.; Conroy, Maureen; Abrams, Lisa; Vo, Abigail – Exceptionality, 2010
Young children who exhibit problem behavior are at-risk for a host of negative developmental outcomes. Early intervention at multiple ecological levels is crucial to interrupt what can be a detrimental transactional cycle between children and their caregivers, including their teachers. In this article we promote a strengths-based approach to…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Caregivers, Young Children, Interpersonal Competence
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Bohanon, Hank; Flannery, K. Brigid; Malloy, JoAnne; Fenning, Pamela – Exceptionality, 2009
The integration of primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions through positive behavior supports (PBS) can provide benefit for students, staff, and families (Bohanon et al., 2006; Turnbull et al., 2002). However, there is limited application of PBS to high schools settings (Sugai, Flannery, & Bohanon, 2004). However, preliminary data is…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Behavior, Incidence, Graduation Rate
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Sugai, George; Horner, Robert H. – Exceptionality, 2009
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and No Child Left Behind emphasize the use of scientifically based research to improve outcomes for students. From this emphasis, response-to-intervention has evolved. We present one perspective on the defining features of response-to-intervention and application of those features to school-wide…
Descriptors: Intervention, Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Modification
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Sladeczek, Ingrid E.; Fontil, Laura; Miodrag, Nancy; Karagiannakis, Anastasia; Amar, Daniel; Amos, Janet – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
This study compares two service delivery models (community-based and centre-based), examining them in light of children's adaptive and maladaptive behaviours, and parental perceptions of stress and of care. More specifically, parents of 96 children with developmental delays assessed their children's adaptive and maladaptive behaviours and rated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmental Delays, Behavior Problems, Parent Attitudes
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Sugai, George; Horner, Robert H. – Exceptionality, 2008
When chronic problem behaviors occur in schools, the tendency is to react with stringent and restrictive consequences. Recently, emphasis has shifted toward proactive prevention strategies. In this article, we focus on what we know and need to know about school-wide applications of effective practices and systems for preventing problem behaviors.…
Descriptors: Prevention, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior
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Jolivette, Kristine; Gallagher, Peggy A.; Morrier, Michael J.; Lambert, Richard – Exceptionality, 2008
Young children with disabilities acquire behavior problems as a result of many factors. When planning interventions, it is important to remember that all children may display stages of inappropriate behaviors at various times during their early development. In most cases, the problems are short-lived and typically improve with guidance and age.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Prevention, Disabilities, Young Children
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Algozzine, Kate; Christian, Christina; Marr, Mary Beth; McClanahan, Tina; White, Richard – Exceptionality, 2008
The complex mix of systematic and unsystematic discipline that characterizes most schools creates heightened potential for variation and violation in school and classroom behavior. The challenge of maintaining order intensifies with teachers' concerns about the growing inclusion of students with emotional and behavioral problems in general…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Inclusive Schools, Student Behavior, Elementary Schools
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O'Shea, Dorothy J.; Drayden, Margaret – Exceptionality, 2008
Changes to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (Public Law 108-446) (now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004: IDEA) mandated new requirements for providing discipline to students with disabilities. These changes led to simplified procedures when students with disabilities commit infractions of…
Descriptors: Discipline, Prevention, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Dods, Jennifer – Exceptionality Education International, 2015
Experiencing a traumatic event can impact students' well-being and jeopardize their academic achievement and social-emotional health. A quarter of all students will experience a traumatic life event before they graduate from high school (Costello, Erkanli, Fairbank, & Angold, 2002), necessitating an understanding of how trauma affects students…
Descriptors: Trauma, Educational Experience, Well Being, Academic Achievement
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