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Browder, Diane M.; Hudson, Melissa E.; Wood, Alyson Leah – Exceptionality, 2013
A modified system of least intrusive prompting was used to teach middle school students with moderate intellectual disability who were emergent readers to comprehend short passages of text. Text passages were summaries of the chapters of age-appropriate novels rewritten for a beginning reading level. Time delay was used to teach the participants…
Descriptors: Moderate Mental Retardation, Prompting, Middle School Students, Reading Instruction
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Kim, Dongil; Shin, Jaehyun; Tindal, Gerald – Exceptionality, 2013
Identifying proper measure to monitor students' growth and understanding characteristics of growth patterns between different achieving groups are critical issues in terms of screening students at risk. To deal with this, we explored relationships of slopes and intercepts between word identification (ID) and passage reading fluency (reading aloud)…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Reading Fluency, Response to Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Dunn, Michael – Exceptionality, 2013
Many students struggle with writing skills. This study focuses on three students (second and fourth grades) who were classified with a learning disability by their school. These children had writing goals and objectives (i.e., characteristics of having dysgraphia) included in their Individual Education Plan. In a single case design format, each…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities
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Karvonen, Meagan; Wakeman, Shawnee; Flowers, Claudia; Moody, Shauna – Exceptionality, 2013
In the decade since alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) were first required, special education teachers have had to develop content knowledge and pedagogical skills to teach academics to students with significant cognitive disabilities. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact that teachers'…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Alternative Assessment, Academic Standards
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Gresham, Frank M.; Hunter, Katherine K.; Corwin, Emily P.; Fischer, Aaron J. – Exceptionality, 2013
Outcomes for students classified as emotionally disturbed (ED) are among the poorest for any disability group and include disturbingly low graduation rates, poor academic achievement, high rates of school suspensions and school dropouts, and chronic interpersonal problems. Additionally, these students are often underserved within the school…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence, Outcome Measures, Emotional Disturbances
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Jacobson, Laura Thompson; Reid, Robert – Exceptionality, 2012
This study examined the effectiveness of persuasive writing instruction using the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) model with high school students identified with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Using a multiple baseline design across participants, four students in grades 10 and 11 received one-to-one instruction in…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, High School Students, Writing Difficulties, Grade 11
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Adkins, Mary H.; Gavins, Marva V. – Exceptionality, 2012
The effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) and generalization instruction with 3 second and third grade students with severe emotional/behavioral disorders, in one self-contained classroom were examined. The effects of the intervention on multiple measures of story writing were examined at baseline, postinstruction and maintenance.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Generalization
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Lushen, Kati; Kim, Ockjean; Reid, Robert – Exceptionality, 2012
Paraeducators are an integral part of instruction in public schools. This study used a multiple baseline across participants design to investigate the ability of a paraeducator to deliver Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) instruction in narrative writing. The paraeducator taught the POW + WWW, What = 2, How = 2-story writing strategy to…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Writing Instruction, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Instructional Innovation
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Costa, Lara-Jeane C.; Hooper, Stephen R.; McBee, Matthew; Anderson, Kathleen L.; Yerby, Donna Carlson – Exceptionality, 2012
This study examined gains in written language as assessed by targeted curriculum-based measures (CBMs), and explored how these gains were affected by moderator variables of specific cognitive functions and student subgroups. The sample included 68 second grade students who were at risk for writing disabilities. Handwritten compositions were…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Written Language, Curriculum Based Assessment, Writing Evaluation
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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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Swoszowski, Nicole Cain; Jolivette, Kristine; Fredrick, Laura D.; Heflin, L. Juane – Exceptionality, 2012
Check In/Check Out (CICO) is a secondary tier intervention for those students who are not responsive to universal tier, school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports. The present study extended the implementation of CICO to six students with emotional and behavioral disorders in a residential facility whose behaviors were maintained…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Residential Institutions, Intervention, Emotional Disturbances
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Nelson, Jason M.; Lindstrom, Jennifer H.; Lindstrom, Will; Denis, Daniel – Exceptionality, 2012
We investigated various structural models of phonological processing and the relationship of phonological processing abilities to basic reading. Data were collected on 116 kindergarten and first grade students. The specific ability model, which included phonological awareness, phonological memory, and rapid automatized naming as separate…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Phonological Awareness, Grade 1, Kindergarten
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Brigham, Frederick J.; Berkeley, Sheri; Walker, Erin – Exceptionality, 2012
Assessment of students with disabilities is a critical component of special education. In addition to the complexity of assessment (e.g., high-stakes assessments, progress monitoring, diagnosis), the issue is complicated further by the use of acronyms. This can make both explaining and understanding important information related to students very…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Disabilities, School Personnel
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Jung, Eunju – Exceptionality, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education released regulations governing the development of alternate assessments for students with persistent learning problems who are eligible for Modified Academic Achievement Standards (MAAS) in 2007. To date, state regular assessments or alternate assessments based on Alternate Academic Achievement Standards have not…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Test Results, General Education, Eligibility
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