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Kennedy, Michael J.; Thomas, Cathy Newman – Exceptionality, 2012
A critical issue facing the field of education is the need to improve teachers' preparation to effectively manage student behavior in the classroom. Many pre- and in-service teachers receive exposure to evidence-based behavioral interventions, such as schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports, during teacher preparation programs;…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Instructional Design, Student Behavior
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Shumate, Lorraine; Campbell-Whatley, Gloria D.; Lo, Ya-yu – Exceptionality, 2012
Culturally responsive instruction has the advantage of helping diverse students make academic gains. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of culturally infused mathematics lessons on the academic achievement of five middle school Latino students with specific learning disabilities in a resource classroom. We used an ABACACA…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education
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Stebbins, Molly S.; Stormont, Melissa; Lembke, Erica S.; Wilson, David J.; Clippard, Dana – Exceptionality, 2012
The current study detailed the manner in which one school district monitored the effectiveness of the Wilson Reading System for students with disabilities who were experiencing difficulty with reading. Effectiveness was measured by growth in the reading skills that have been documented to be critical for successful readers. Twenty fourth- and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties
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Hoover, Theresa M.; Kubina, Richard M.; Mason, Linda H. – Exceptionality, 2012
High school students with learning disabilities often have difficulty expressing their thoughts in writing. At the secondary level, writing becomes paramount to successfully navigating the curriculum and expressing knowledge. In this study, the effectiveness of Self-Regulated Strategy Development for POW (Pick my idea, Organize my notes, Write and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, High School Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Strategies
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Schmidt, Carla; Stichter, Janine P. – Exceptionality, 2012
Impairments in social competence are core deficits for individuals with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome (HFA/AS). As the incidence rate for these disorders continues to increase so does the urgency to identify evidence-based interventions that can remediate core deficits in order to provide these individuals with independence as…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Quality of Life
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Greenspan, Stephen – Exceptionality, 2011
This article explores the many issues involved in establishing the diagnosis of intellectual disability in a so-called Atkins (death penalty exemption) hearing. Among the issues addressed are the need to go beyond IQ scores in establishing intellectual deficits, the need to go beyond rating scores in establishing adaptive behavior deficits, the…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Disability Identification, Adjustment (to Environment), Homicide
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Yeo, Seungsoo – Exceptionality, 2011
The purpose of this study was to employ the meta-analytic method of Reliability Generalization to investigate the magnitude and variability of reliability estimates obtained across studies using Curriculum-Based Measurement reading aloud. Twenty-eight studies that met the inclusion criteria were used to calculate the overall mean reliability of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Reliability, Disabilities, Generalization
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Boyd, Brian A.; Conroy, Maureen A.; Asmus, Jennifer; McKenney, Elizabeth – Exceptionality, 2011
Deficits in social relatedness with same-age peers are a defining characteristic of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and are likely to manifest themselves during social interactions with typically developing peers in classroom settings. Researchers have documented that children with Autism Spectrum Disorders engage in low rates of…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Observation, Autism, Interpersonal Competence
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Marshak, Lisa; Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E. – Exceptionality, 2011
This investigation compared the use of traditional instruction with that of classwide peer tutoring using materials containing embedded mnemonic strategies to provide strategic information and supplemental practice of important content. Eight inclusive seventh grade social studies classes with 186 students, of whom 42 were classified with mild…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Grade 7, Instructional Effectiveness, Mnemonics
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Vincent, Claudia G.; Swain-Bradway, Jessica; Tobin, Tary J.; May, Seth – Exceptionality, 2011
The goal of our study was to examine if school-wide positive behavior support implementation was associated with reductions in the discipline gap. We provided outcomes from descriptive and preliminary statistical analyses of three years of office discipline referral data from elementary schools engaged in school-wide positive behavior support…
Descriptors: Referral, Discipline, Behavior Modification, Elementary School Students
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Lo, Ya-yu; Mustian, April L.; Brophy, Alicia; White, Richard B. – Exceptionality, 2011
Disproportionality of African American males in special education and for disciplinary referrals has persisted for several decades. Culturally responsive social skill instruction, designed to teach critical skills and to involve peers from the learners' cultural group, can serve as a means to promote the overall social competence of African…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation, Males, Interpersonal Competence
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Bacon, Ansley; Walker, Hill M.; Schwartz, Allen A.; O'Hara, David M.; Calkins, Carl; Wehmeyer, Michael L. – Exceptionality, 2011
The public's increasing demands for greater accountability and a better return on investment from research supported by federal funding requires that organizations studying and solving problems in areas like health, education, disability, and child mental health document the impact of their work. Human service and educational professionals agree…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Developmental Disabilities, Best Practices, Innovation
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Walker, Hill M.; Calkins, Carl; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Walker, Laura; Bacon, Ansley; Palmer, Susan B.; Jesien, George S.; Nygren, Margaret A.; Heller, Tamar; Gotto, George S.; Abery, Brian H.; Johnson, David R. – Exceptionality, 2011
This article describes a social-ecological approach for promoting and enhancing self-determination among individuals with developmental disabilities. A five-level model is presented, based on the interaction of person and environmental factors, that identifies a series of social mediator variables (i.e., social effectiveness, social capital,…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Quality of Life, Developmental Disabilities, Holistic Approach
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Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Abery, Brian H.; Zhang, Dalun; Ward, Karen; Willis, Derrick; Hossain, Waheeda Amin; Balcazar, Fabricio; Ball, Allison; Bacon, Ansley; Calkins, Carl; Heller, Tamar; Goode, Tawara; Dias, Robette; Jesien, George S.; McVeigh, Tom; Nygren, Margaret A.; Palmer, Susan B.; Walker, Hill M. – Exceptionality, 2011
The purpose of this second article in the special topic issue from the National Training Initiative on Self-Determination is to provide detail with regard to how we understand the self-determination construct and to discuss moderator variables and how such variables impact the design and implementation of interventions to promote…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Determination, Self Management, Cultural Awareness
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Heller, Tamar; Schindler, Abigail; Palmer, Susan B.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Parent, Wendy; Jenson, Ronda; Abery, Brian H.; Geringer, Wendy; Bacon, Ansley; O'Hara, David M. – Exceptionality, 2011
This article synthesizes the literature on self-determination across the lifespan with a focus on identifying gaps that exist between theory, research, and evidence-based practices. Using a life-stages approach, it first examines issues across life phases, and then examines cross-cutting topics (employment, abuse and neglect, and health) that are…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Stages, Self Determination, Adolescents
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