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Skerbetz, Mandi Davis; Kostewicz, Douglas E. – Exceptionality, 2015
The difficulties students identified with emotional and behavior disabilities present sometimes strain inclusive educators. General education teachers often find themselves ill equipped to provide effective support for both students with and without disabilities. An effective intervention that may hold promise for included students with academic…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Disabilities, Inclusion
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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Garberoglio, Carrie Lou; Caemmerer, Jacqueline M.; Bond, Mark; Wendel, Erica – Exceptionality, 2015
The purpose of this article is to investigate the potential role of parent involvement and parent expectation in postschool outcomes for individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Students who are DHH have lower retention and employment rates than their peers. Recognizing the importance of family in developmental outcomes for all…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Expectation, Outcomes of Education, Parent Influence
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Wexler, Jade; Reed, Deborah K.; Sturges, Keith – Exceptionality, 2015
This multi-phasic, qualitative study explored the perceptions and provision of research-based reading instruction in the juvenile correctional facility setting. In three settings in two states, we interviewed students (n = 17), teachers (n = 5), and administrators (n = 3); and conducted two focus groups (n = 8), student surveys (n = 49), and seven…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Correctional Institutions, Qualitative Research, Reading Instruction
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Dennis, Minyi Shih; Bryant, Brian R.; Drogan, Robin – Exceptionality, 2015
Although research on Tier 2 interventions for early mathematics is accumulating, such efforts remain far behind those for reading, especially regarding specific features such as the ideal time to begin an intervention. The present study investigated the effectiveness of a Tier 2 intervention using a single subject multiple baseline, across-groups…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Response to Intervention, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 2
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Exceptionality, 2015
A comprehensive search identified 42 court decisions from late 1996 to early 2014 concerning the primary modern meaning of child find under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)--whether the district had reasonable suspicion of eligibility and yet did not evaluate the child. The findings from a systematic analysis of these court…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Sayeski, Kristin L.; Kennedy, Michael J.; de Irala, Sandra; Clinton, Elias; Hamel, Melissa; Thomas, Kristen – Exceptionality, 2015
Researchers have found that teacher preparation programs are not universally preparing teacher candidates in concepts associated with the alphabetic principle. Yet, the majority of students with reading disabilities or who struggle with beginning reading have difficulty with phonology and concepts associated with the alphabetic principle. The…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Concept Teaching, Fundamental Concepts
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Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn; Rivera, Christopher – Exceptionality, 2015
Mandates such as No Child Left Behind (2001) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004) shifted the emphasis of instruction to include skills that access the general curriculum for students with moderate to severe intellectual disability. The purpose of this study was to describe changes in literacy instruction of teachers…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Comparative Analysis, Literacy Education
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Datchuk, Shawn M.; Kubina, Richard M.; Mason, Linda H. – Exceptionality, 2015
Elementary-aged students with behavioral concerns and disabilities struggling to construct sentences stand a high likelihood for continued academic difficulty. Several studies have used sentence instruction with picture-word prompts to improve sentence level writing skills, including construction of simple sentences, syntax, capitalization, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Sentences, Teaching Methods, Prompting
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Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E.; Irby Cerar, Nancy; Guckert, Mary; Thompson, Catherine; Bronaugh, Danette Allen; Jakulski, Jill; Abdulalim, Latif; Mills, Sara; Evmenova, Anya; Regan, Kelley; Cuenca-Carlino, Yojanna – Exceptionality, 2015
Expressive writing is important for school and life success, but remains challenging for many students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Emerging evidence reveals promise for teaching students with learning and behavioral issues to improve written expression with self-regulated strategy development instruction. In that research, students…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing Instruction, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Kauffman, James M.; Badar, Jeanmarie – Exceptionality, 2014
The authors argue that insufficient attention has been given to foundational concepts in special education. Two classes of foundational concepts are discussed: human constructions and logico-mathematical facts. Four human constructions are examined: (1) making teaching most important, (2) discriminating among ideas, (3) choosing conceptual models,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Fundamental Concepts, Teaching Methods, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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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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Petcu, Stefania D.; Yell, Mitchell; Fletcher, Tia – Exceptionality, 2014
Developing special education programs that confer a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for students with disabilities has been a challenge for local education agencies since the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was first passed in 1975. Developing a FAPE has been particularly challenging when students require assistive…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Educational Legislation
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Flores, Margaret M.; Ganz, Jennifer B. – Exceptionality, 2014
There is limited research demonstrating direct instruction (DI) as an effective language intervention for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and developmental disabilities (DD). Existing research has shown that instruction using partial implementation of DI programs resulted in student learning (Ganz, 2007) and instruction using whole…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Language Skills
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Graff, Heidi J.; Berkeley, Sheri; Evmenova, Anya S.; Park, Kristy L. – Exceptionality, 2014
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong disability for which prevalence rates continue to increase. Persons with ASD vary widely in both severity of disability and services required. Therefore it is important to identify trends in research and evaluate progress in the field. The current study uses a journal analysis to evaluate research over…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Educational Research, Trend Analysis
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