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Kim, Sunyoung – Exceptionality, 2019
There is a growing need to consider the cultural responsiveness of behavioral interventions for individuals with disabilities, given increasing diversity in the United States. This study examined the effectiveness of peer-mediated pivotal response treatment (PRT) on social behaviors of Korean American children with autism, an understudied yet…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Behavior, Prompting
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Goldman, Samantha E.; Glover, Carrie A.; Lloyd, Blair P.; Barton, Erin E.; Mello, Maria P. – Exceptionality, 2018
Low-income, minority families are underrepresented in the literature on parent training for school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although the use of visual supports, such as visual schedules, is considered to be an evidence-based practice for children with ASD in school, it is not known whether this strategy is effective for…
Descriptors: African American Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Low Income Groups
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Reed, Deborah K.; Whalon, Kelly; Lynn, Devon; Miller, Nicole; Smith, Keely – Exceptionality, 2017
This study employed an adapted alternating treatments single-case design to explore students' learning of biology content when using a general note-taking (GNT) strategy and a content-specific graphic organizer (CGO) to support reading high school biology texts. The 4 focal participants were 15-18-year-olds committed to a moderate risk juvenile…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Notetaking, Teaching Methods
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Goldman, Samantha E.; Burke, Meghan M. – Exceptionality, 2017
Although parent involvement is required by special education law and is important for all students, the literature synthesizing studies on parent involvement has focused on the general education parent population, often without addressing students with disabilities. The purpose of this review was to descriptively synthesize the literature on…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Special Education, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
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Ok, Min Wook; Rao, Kavita; Bryant, Brian R.; McDougall, Dennis – Exceptionality, 2017
Some researchers have characterized Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a promising framework to provide diverse students with access to the general education curriculum, but to what extent and how have UDL-based interventions fulfilled that promise? The purpose of this review was to analyze studies that investigated impacts of UDL-based…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews
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Meadan, Hedda; Snodgrass, Melinda R.; Palomo, Ilyse; Amenta, Christina G.; Halle, James W. – Exceptionality, 2017
Training and coaching are cited frequently to achieve different goals, by different people, across different fields. "Who" provides training and coaching and "where" and "how" they are provided may influence the effectiveness of the training and coaching efforts, making the clear identification of these contextual…
Descriptors: Training, Coaching (Performance), Definitions, Literature Reviews
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Reed, Deborah K.; Hallett, Abigail; Rimel, Hillary – Exceptionality, 2016
Using a multiple baseline across participants design, this study examines the functional relationship between instruction in note-taking skills and the ability of young adults with autism spectrum disorder to take notes on college lectures. The three participants were enrolled in a program aligned with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Notetaking, Two Year College Students, Intervention
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Ullery, Mary Anne; Katz, Lynne – Exceptionality, 2016
This study examined the rates of special education placement during middle school grades (sixth through eighth) among children who participated in the Linda Ray Intervention Program (LRIP) center-based and home-based learning modalities. The study sample included 113 children in Miami Dade County Public Schools who had gestational cocaine exposure…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Placement, Special Education, Early Intervention
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Cuenca-Sanchez, Yojanna; Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E.; Kidd, Julie K. – Exceptionality, 2012
We examined the effectiveness of the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) model of writing instruction with a self-determination training component for middle school-age students with emotional and behavioral disorders. We randomly assigned students to experimental or comparison treatments during which special education teachers provided the…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Writing Skills, Experimental Groups, Self Efficacy
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Balcazar, Fabricio E.; Taylor-Ritzler, Tina; Dimpfl, Shawn; Portillo-Pena, Nelson; Guzman, Alberto; Schiff, Rachel; Murvay, Michele – Exceptionality, 2012
This study describes the results of a program developed to improve the transition outcomes of low-income minority youth with disabilities. The program relies on case management support to facilitate interagency collaboration. The participants included 164 graduates from special education and 26 youth from an equivalent comparison group. Two case…
Descriptors: Intervention, Disabilities, Goal Orientation, Transitional Programs
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Stebbins, Molly S.; Stormont, Melissa; Lembke, Erica S.; Wilson, David J.; Clippard, Dana – Exceptionality, 2012
The current study detailed the manner in which one school district monitored the effectiveness of the Wilson Reading System for students with disabilities who were experiencing difficulty with reading. Effectiveness was measured by growth in the reading skills that have been documented to be critical for successful readers. Twenty fourth- and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties
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Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Yurick, Amanda; Singh, Angella Harjani; Keyes, Starr E.; Kourea, Lefki – Exceptionality, 2011
Early intervention to mitigate special education and reading risk is especially critical for low socioeconomic and minority learners. This study examined the lasting effects of an early reading intervention package of phonemic awareness on the reading skills of 38 second-grade students one and two years after intervention ended. The participants…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Reading, Phonemic Awareness, Followup Studies
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Spaulding, Lucinda S.; Mostert, Mark P.; Beam, Andrea P. – Exceptionality, 2010
Brain Gym[R] (BG; BGI, 2008) is a popular commercial program sold by Brain Gym[R] International (BGI). Making extravagant claims for improved intellectual and physical development, it is used in more than 80 countries. While BGI's claims are persuasive, to date there is little empirical evidence validating the approach. We examine some theoretical…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Brain, Physical Development, Child Development
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Etscheidt, Susan; Curran, Christina M. – Exceptionality, 2010
The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams to base the selection of special education, related services, and supplementary aids and services on peer-reviewed research (PRR) to the extent practicable. This article examines the intended purpose of the PRR provision and…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Intention, Peer Evaluation, Federal Legislation
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Farmer, Thomas W.; Hamm, Jill V.; Petrin, Robert A.; Robertson, Dylan; Murray, Robert A.; Meece, Judith L.; Brooks, Debbie Sprott – Exceptionality, 2010
This study involved a pilot examination of the impact of the Supporting Early Adolescent Learning and Social Strengths (SEALS) model on the 6th grade academic and social context following the transition to middle school. Two middle schools from a high poverty Appalachian school district were randomly assigned to the intervention and control…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Intervention, At Risk Students, Early Adolescents
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