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Perera-Rodríguez, Víctor-Hugo; Moriña Díez, Anabel – Exceptionality, 2019
This article is based on a previous Spanish study, which aimed to analyze the existence of barriers and aid for 44 students with disabilities enrolled at University. A qualitative methodology was used to collect data. The results analyze both the support and the obstacles provided by new technologies, the opinion students have of technologies in…
Descriptors: Barriers, College Students, Disabilities, Educational Technology
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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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Shinde, Satomi K.; Maeda, Yukiko – Exceptionality, 2019
Classification changes are common in special education. Using the first four years of the Pre-elementary Education Longitudinal Study data set (N = 3000), we investigated national trends in classification changes among young children with disabilities, the relationship between classification changes and children's demographic information, and the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Change, Special Education, Special Needs 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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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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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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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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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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Blankenship, A. Paige; Canto, Angela I. – Exceptionality, 2018
The purpose of this study is to replicate a study conducted by Hux, Marquardt, Skinner, and Bond (1999) in which the researchers explored the frequency of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the special education population as compared to the frequency of TBI among students in general education. Hux and colleagues (1999) found that roughly…
Descriptors: Brain, Head Injuries, Special Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Talbott, Elizabeth; Maggin, Daniel M.; Van Acker, Eryn Y.; Kumm, Skip – Exceptionality, 2018
Reviews of research in special education have a unique place in the scientific literature, with the potential to inform a broad audience about the effectiveness and acceptability of assessment and intervention strategies for a heterogeneous group of children and youth. Results from reviews are useful to school leaders, practitioners, parents,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Research, Educational Quality, Educational Indicators
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A. Zirkel, Perry – Exceptionality, 2018
After an introductory legal framework based on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, this article canvasses the court decisions concerning liability for disclosures of confidential information about students with disabilities. The relatively few court decisions illustrate the wide variety of disclosures, including (a) those to the media,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Confidentiality, Student Rights, Privacy
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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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