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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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Breeman, Linda D.; van Lier, Pol A. C.; Wubbels, Theo; Verhulst, Frank C.; van der Ende, Jan; Maras, Athanasios; Hopman, Juliette A. B.; Tick, Nouchka T. – Exceptionality, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine developmental links between disobedience and teacher-child closeness in a sample of boys with psychiatric disorders (i.e., emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD)) and special educational needs who are placed in special education. More specifically, this study examined…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Behavior Problems, Males, Special 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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Sakiz, Halis; Saricali, Mehmet – Exceptionality, 2018
The aim of this research study was to investigate the inclusion of students with disabilities studying in Turkish universities. Students with visual difficulty were selected as a case from 24 different universities. A survey with seven dimensions was administered to 73 students, and 12 students were interviewed. Survey and interview findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, College Students, Inclusion
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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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Cook, Sara Cothren; Cook, Bryan G.; Cook, Lysandra – Exceptionality, 2017
Evidence-based reforms that emphasize the identification and implementation of empirically validated practices are at the forefront of educational research, and recently, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC; 2014) published a set of standards for establishing evidence-based practices in special education. Although 30 years of research…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Exceptionality, 2017
Legally, the ultimate criterion for eligibility under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is whether the child needs special education. A new decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals suggests that providing various interventions and accommodations in general education might mean that a child who meets the criteria for any…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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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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Walker, Virginia L. – Exceptionality, 2017
The purpose of this survey study was to assess the perceived skill level and educational needs of special education paraprofessionals in the area of function-based intervention and to identify paraprofessionals' preferred training delivery method(s) and any variables that affect paraprofessionals' preference for these methods. Special education…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Special Education, Online Surveys, Disabilities
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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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