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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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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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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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Maggin, Daniel M.; O'Keeffe, Breda V.; Johnson, Austin H. – Exceptionality, 2011
The purpose of this review was to examine the methods used to conduct meta-analyses of single-subject research involving students with and at-risk for disabilities. Specifically, the procedures used for preparing, aggregating, analyzing, and evaluating single-subject data across 68 primary syntheses were examined. In addition to these…
Descriptors: Research Design, Disabilities, Meta Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Powers, Laurie E.; Garner, Tracee; Valnes, Betsy; Squire, Peter; Turner, Alison; Couture, Todd; Dertinger, Rocky – Exceptionality, 2007
Although transition outcomes for youth with disabilities have shown some improvement and transition support practices have been identified, many young people continue to face transition barriers that preclude their full participation in key adult life activities. While research efforts have largely been professionally driven, there is emerging…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Disabilities, Young Adults, Transitional Programs
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Montgomery, Janine; Martin, Toby; Shooshtari, Shahin; Stoesz, Brenda M.; Heinrichs, Dustin J.; North, Sebastian; Dodson, Lindsay; Senkow, Quinn; Douglas, Joyce – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
This synthesis paper summarizes research literature addressing challenging behaviours in children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities in school settings. We conducted a comprehensive literature review to identify relevant peer-reviewed articles published between the years 2000 and 2011. The methodological…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Children, Youth, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Caldeira, Monica; Edmunds, Alan – Exceptionality Education International, 2012
Precise educational interventions are the sine qua non of services for students with exceptionalities. Applying interventions riddled with inconsistencies, therefore, interferes with the growth and learning potential of students who need these interventions. This research synthesis documents the inconsistencies revealed during a critical analysis…
Descriptors: Intervention, Asperger Syndrome, Autism, Improvement
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Wolery, Mark; Barton, Erin E.; Hine, Jeffrey F. – Exceptionality, 2005
Two issues of each volume of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis were reviewed to identify research reports focusing on individuals with autism. The identified articles were analyzed to describe the ages of individuals with autism, the settings in which the research occurred, the nature of the behaviors targeted for intervention, and the…
Descriptors: Autism, Behavioral Science Research, Research Methodology, Behavior Disorders
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Richardson, Pamela – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
This piece is a poetic and narrative inquiry (Leggo, 2004) into the conceptual, physical, and emotional underpinnings of research methodology in the field of gifted education. First, the author explores the metaphorical possibility of swimming rather than standing in the field of inquiry and how relationships to self, environment, and other would…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Research Methodology, Educational Research
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Kavale, Kenneth A. – Exceptionality, 2001
Discussion of the methods of meta-analysis first identifies problems associated with research integration, the limitations of traditional review techniques, and the advantages of quantitative methods. Meta-analytic procedures are described with respect to how they parallel classical scientific method, including problem formulation, sampling,…
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Meta Analysis
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Mostert, Mark P. – Exceptionality, 2001
Twenty-four meta-analyses in mental retardation, learning disabilities, and emotional/behavior disorders were reviewed and analyzed across six domains of information necessary for securing face validity of published meta-analyses. Wide variations that could influence summative results were found. Additionally, temporal analysis of 44 meta-analyses…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Data Interpretation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Walker, Hill M.; Sprague, Jeffrey R.; Close, Daniel W.; Starlin, Clay M. – Exceptionality, 2000
This article reviews the current status of the behavior disorders field in the context of increasing criticisms of special education generally. It notes critical issues within the field and reviews its strengths, contributions, notable achievements, and capacity to produce high quality research. Challenges such as the need to translate research…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gerber, Michael M. – Exceptionality, 2000
This review of the history of learning disabilities (LD) suggests that creation of the LD category has served scientific, if not always, policy purposes. It finds that 40 years of research have produced inventive, creative tools that benefit both investigation and intervention and, most importantly, a better understanding of individual…
Descriptors: Classification, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Differences
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Singer, George H. S. – Exceptionality, 2000
This article broadly characterizes the complex forces that shape the special education research agenda in the United States. The influences caused by the momentum of normal science, changes in social values, public policy, imports from other disciplines, the power of advocacy groups, and changing methodologies are discussed. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Disabilities, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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