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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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Wadlington, Charles; DeOrnellas, Kathy; Scott, Shannon R. – Exceptionality, 2017
This exploratory study analyzes the perceptions of Disability Support Services (DSS) personnel regarding the transition process and documentation requirements to receive services for students with invisible disabilities in postsecondary settings. Invisible disabilities include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders,…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Sullivan, Amanda L.; Sadeh, Shanna – Exceptionality, 2016
For the past 30 years, the dropout rate for students with emotional disturbance has hovered around 50%, a rate substantially higher than the dropout rate for students with other disabilities and the general population. This systematic review evaluated the literature published between 1990 and 2013 on the effectiveness of dropout prevention and…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Emotional Disturbances, Dropout Rate
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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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Wiley, Andrew L.; Kauffman, James M.; Plageman, Kristen – Exceptionality, 2014
Underidentification of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD; emotional disturbance or ED in federal language) is a critical issue, perhaps explainable in part by causal attributions of problem behavior associated with conservatism. Conservatism in 58 counties in the state of California was measured by finding the percentage of…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Special Education
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Park, Yujeong; Benedict, Amber E.; Brownell, Mary T. – Exceptionality, 2014
The factor structure of the CORE Phonics Survey was analyzed using a sample of 165 students in upper elementary school with specific learning disabilities. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to identify the hypothesized constructs of the CORE Phonics Survey and predictive validity of the CORE Phonics Survey to predict students' success in word…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Phonics, Reading Skills
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Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Maccini, Paula; Mulcahy, Candace – Exceptionality, 2014
The current study focuses on results from a national survey of special education mathematics teachers in secondary psychiatric schools. A total of 115 (33.04%) respondents completed a mail or online survey concerning school-level mathematics curriculum and assessment policies and practices. No statistically significant differences existed between…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Special Education Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Special Schools
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Hammond, Rachel K.; Campbell, Jonathan M.; Ruble, Lisa A. – Exceptionality, 2013
The Response to Intervention (RTI) framework, a preventive model of universal screening, tiered interventions, and ongoing progress monitoring, poses an interesting consideration for identification and service delivery for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Upon examination of the existing literature, paucity exists regarding how RTI…
Descriptors: Identification, Evidence, Autism, Response to Intervention
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Lindstrom, Jennifer H.; Sayeski, Kristin – Exceptionality, 2013
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004) has had substantial influence on special education in general and the field of learning disabilities in particular. Since its reauthorization in 2004, ongoing regulatory efforts have been underway to determine its operationalization and implementation. Of particular concern to those involved…
Descriptors: Identification, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Response to Intervention
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Dunn, Michael – Exceptionality, 2013
Many students struggle with writing skills. This study focuses on three students (second and fourth grades) who were classified with a learning disability by their school. These children had writing goals and objectives (i.e., characteristics of having dysgraphia) included in their Individual Education Plan. In a single case design format, each…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities
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Gresham, Frank M.; Hunter, Katherine K.; Corwin, Emily P.; Fischer, Aaron J. – Exceptionality, 2013
Outcomes for students classified as emotionally disturbed (ED) are among the poorest for any disability group and include disturbingly low graduation rates, poor academic achievement, high rates of school suspensions and school dropouts, and chronic interpersonal problems. Additionally, these students are often underserved within the school…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence, Outcome Measures, Emotional Disturbances
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Shumate, Lorraine; Campbell-Whatley, Gloria D.; Lo, Ya-yu – Exceptionality, 2012
Culturally responsive instruction has the advantage of helping diverse students make academic gains. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of culturally infused mathematics lessons on the academic achievement of five middle school Latino students with specific learning disabilities in a resource classroom. We used an ABACACA…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education
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Hoover, Theresa M.; Kubina, Richard M.; Mason, Linda H. – Exceptionality, 2012
High school students with learning disabilities often have difficulty expressing their thoughts in writing. At the secondary level, writing becomes paramount to successfully navigating the curriculum and expressing knowledge. In this study, the effectiveness of Self-Regulated Strategy Development for POW (Pick my idea, Organize my notes, Write and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, High School Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Strategies
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Walker, David W. – Exceptionality, 2010
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004 makes significant and controversial changes to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Two very significant changes in this law are provisions that (a) allow school districts to spend up to 15% of their IDEA Part B funds on early intervening services in…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Eligibility, Hearings, Learning Disabilities
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Robinson, Kyle – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
In Canada little research has been conducted on inclusive education practices in secondary schools. The purpose of this study is to report, for a diverse group of four secondary school teachers in a single school board in southeastern Ontario, their descriptions of facilitating the inclusion of exceptional students in general classrooms. The four…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Children
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