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Barnes, Erica M.; Dickinson, David K. – Exceptionality, 2017
We examined the relations between teachers' use of comments during book reading sessions in preschool classrooms and the vocabulary growth of children with low and moderately low language ability. Using data from a larger randomized controlled trial, we analyzed comments defined as utterances that give, explain, expand, or define. Comments were…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Reading Aloud to Others
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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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Kauffman, James M.; Anastasiou, Dimitris; Maag, John W. – Exceptionality, 2017
Special education is losing its identity--its visibility, distinctiveness, budget, and basic functions are all at risk. Special education functions include (a) sorting, categorizing, and labeling students who need it; (b) making the right comparisons; (c) honoring diversity but changing "particular" differences; (d) managing stigma; (e)…
Descriptors: Special Education, Classification, Labeling (of Persons), Comparative Analysis
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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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Foxworth, Lauren L.; Mason, Linda H.; Hughes, Charles A. – Exceptionality, 2017
Writing standards and objectives outline complex skills for narrative essay writing at the secondary level. Students with disabilities often produce disorganized narratives with fewer narrative elements than their peers without disabilities. A multiple-probe design was used to examine effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Development for the Pick my…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Secondary School Students, Disabilities
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Royer, David J. – Exceptionality, 2017
Students with disabilities need to be more involved in planning and presenting individualized education program (IEP) meetings, and teachers need an effective, efficient curriculum to teach students how. "My IEP" curriculum uses folding graphic organizers to teach students to self-direct IEP meetings, targeting self-advocacy and…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Student Centered Learning, Instructional Materials
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Burke, Meghan M.; Hodapp, Robert M. – Exceptionality, 2016
Although parents often advocate for the best educational services for their children with disabilities, few studies examine parents' advocacy activities; identify parent-school relationship, parent, and student correlates of advocacy; or describe the conditions of advocacy. Responding to a national, web-based survey, 1087 parents of students with…
Descriptors: Parents, Advocacy, Special Education, Parent Surveys
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Bettini, Elizabeth; Park, Yujeong; Benedict, Amber; Kimerling, Jenna; Leite, Walter – Exceptionality, 2016
This investigation examined relationships among special education teachers' working conditions (e.g., classroom characteristics, administrative support), personal characteristics (e.g., experience, certification status, self-efficacy), instructional quality, and students with disabilities' reading achievement and behavioral outcomes. Data from the…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Characteristics
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Cormier, Damien C.; Yeo, Seungsoo; Christ, Theodore J.; Offrey, Laura D.; Pratt, Katherine – Exceptionality, 2016
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship of mathematics calculation rate (curriculum-based measurement of mathematics; CBM-M), reading rate (curriculum-based measurement of reading; CBM-R), and mathematics application and problem solving skills (mathematics screener) among students at four levels of proficiency on a statewide…
Descriptors: Computation, Problem Solving, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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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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Cheung, Yvonne; Schulze, Kimberly A.; Leaf, Justin B.; Rudrud, Eric – Exceptionality, 2016
The current study investigated the efficacy of a self-managed activity schedule to teach 2 participants how to effectively order food items from a local community bakery. 2 participants who were on the autism spectrum were taught to follow a task analysis that was displayed on an iPhone. We used a multiple baseline design across participants to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Task Analysis, Foreign Countries
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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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Baker, Diana; Scanlon, David – Exceptionality, 2016
The active involvement of secondary school students with high-incidence disabilities (HI) in instructional accommodations is essential to both enacting the accommodations and to the accommodations effectiveness. Very little is known about students with HI's knowledge about instructional accommodations, experiences with them, or opinions on…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), High School Students, Focus Groups
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