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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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Newman, Lynn A.; Marschark, Marc; Shaver, Debra M.; Javitz, Harold – Exceptionality, 2017
Data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 were used to examine the effect of academic and career or technical education course-taking in high school on deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) youth's postsecondary enrollment in 2-year, 4-year, and career or technical education institutions. We examined the proportion of academic and career or…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education, Transitional Programs
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Burke, Meghan M.; Dalmage, Heather – Exceptionality, 2016
Although students with disabilities are over-represented in the juvenile justice system and frequently receive poor educational services, few studies have examined strategies to increase compliance with student needs and individualized education programs. In this study, we conducted interviews with eight probation officers in the Advocacy Unit of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Advocacy, Juvenile Justice, Caseworkers
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Missett, Tracy C.; Azano, Amy Price; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Landrum, Kimberly – Exceptionality, 2016
Twice-exceptional students show evidence of high academic performance or potential and also have a disability that impedes their ability to learn. Twice-exceptional students remain under-represented in gifted programs, and some researchers attribute such under-representation to the negative beliefs and low expectations about twice-exceptional…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Gifted Disabled, Special Education, Case Studies
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Wexler, Jade; Reed, Deborah K.; Sturges, Keith – Exceptionality, 2015
This multi-phasic, qualitative study explored the perceptions and provision of research-based reading instruction in the juvenile correctional facility setting. In three settings in two states, we interviewed students (n = 17), teachers (n = 5), and administrators (n = 3); and conducted two focus groups (n = 8), student surveys (n = 49), and seven…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Correctional Institutions, Qualitative Research, Reading Instruction
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Orosco, Michael J. – Exceptionality, 2014
Word problems for English language learners (ELLs) at risk for math disabilities are challenging in terms of the constant need to develop precise math language and comprehension knowledge. As a result of this, ELLs may not only need math support but also reading and linguistic support. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Hispanic American Students, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Mason, Linda H.; Meadan-Kaplansky, Hedda; Hedin, Laura; Taft, Raol – Exceptionality, 2013
Students who struggle with learning may not have the metacognition needed to support the multiple processes required to understand what is read in informational text. Instruction for these students, therefore, should include methodologies that promote self-regulation of critical thinking processes. Fifty-eight low-achieving students were provided…
Descriptors: Self Management, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Low Achievement
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Tasse, Marc J.; Wehmeyer, Michael L. – Exceptionality, 2010
There is a growing body of research on the construct of support needs in individuals with intellectual disability (ID). An increasing emphasis is being placed on measuring and understanding the needs for supports and the factors that drive the intensity of these support needs. Prior research has firmly established that individuals with ID are more…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Physical Health, Mental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis
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Erickson, Amy S. Gaumer; Morningstar, Mary E. – Exceptionality, 2009
The vast majority of high school students plan to attend college, but little is known about the postsecondary enrollment of students who exit high school with certificates of completion or individualized diplomas. With as many as 10% of all high school completers in some states earning documentation other than the high school diploma, it is…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, High School Graduates, High School Equivalency Programs, Admission Criteria
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Arnett, Katy; Mady, Callie – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
Responding to the needs of and/or including students with different need profiles has been an area of focus within Canadian French Second Language (FSL) education for many years. This study draws on quantitative data from two questionnaires (administered before and after Canadian teacher candidates in FSL education completed their practica) and on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Curle, Deirdre; Jamieson, Janet; Poon, Brenda T.; Buchanan, Marla; Norman, Nancy; Zaidman-Zait, Anat – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
The transition to school can be a complicated process for families of children with exceptionalities (Janus, Lefort, Cameron, & Kopechanski, 2007). Little is known about the transition to school specifically for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). The aim of this study was to examine the communication that occurred among early…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Stakeholders
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Kirkpatrick, Lori C.; Brown, Heather M.; Searle, Michelle J.; Sauder, Adrienne E.; Smiley, Eric – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
This paper examines the impact of a school board's one-to-one iPad initiative on equity and inclusion. Data include: questionnaires from Grade 7-9 students, teachers, and administrators; focus groups with inclusion coaches; and interviews with classroom teachers. The results show that the iPads have supported equity among students in the district;…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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MacCormack, Jeffrey W. H.; Matheson, Ian A.; Hutchinson, Nancy L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2015
Clinical interventions have been effective at increasing social skills of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, generalization of those skills to non-clinical environments is often low. To reduce this generalization gap, community-based programs have been designed to help youth develop social skills in naturalistic settings. This…
Descriptors: Social Development, Skill Development, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Black, Robert D.; Weinberg, Lois A.; Brodwin, Martin G. – Exceptionality Education International, 2015
Universal design in education is a framework of instruction that aims to be inclusive of different learning preferences and learners, and helps to reduce barriers for students with disabilities. The principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) were used as the framework for this study. The purposes…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Attitudes, Cognitive Style, Preferences
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Godden, Lorraine – Exceptionality Education International, 2015
The global economic downturn and high youth unemployment have created a challenging context for Ontario secondary-school teachers to meet the compulsory half-credit career studies course objectives intended to support school-to-work (STW) transition. Bronfenbrener's (1979) ecological systems theory provided a clear framework to examine influences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unemployment, Youth, Secondary School Teachers
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