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Woods, Dawn Marie; Ketterlin Geller, Leanne; Basaraba, Deni – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
A strong foundation in early number concepts is critical for students' future success in mathematics. Research suggests that visual representations, like a number line, support students' development of number sense by helping them create a mental representation of the order and magnitude of numbers. In addition, explicitly sequencing instruction…
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Numbers, Numeracy, Visual Aids
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Allday, R. Allan – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Challenging student behavior remains one of the biggest trials for classroom teachers. Understanding why a student performs a specific behavior is important in determining how to develop an intervention that targets the function of the behavior. This column focuses on how thinking functionally about behavior can help teachers understand why…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention
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Brobbey, Gordon – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Students with learning disabilities are suspended at disproportionate rates in schools. Although research has shown the ineffectiveness of suspension as a disciplinary tool, school administrators continue to use it to combat behavior infractions. This column presents a review of the literature on suspension for students with learning disabilities,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Suspension, Student Behavior, Disproportionate Representation
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Ennis, Robin Parks; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that state and local agencies refrain from the discrimination of individuals with disabilities by providing them with services in the most integrated setting appropriate. Despite this mandate, state and local education agencies across the country engage in practices that could be…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Behavior Disorders, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities
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Poch, Apryl L. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Anniversaries offer a time for reflection, celebration, validation, and sometimes, simply a candid conversation on the current state of a field. In the field of learning disabilities, anniversaries offer a time to consider how far the field has come and just how far is left to go to understand what a learning disability is. Definitional…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reflection, Presidents, Disabilities
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Roberts, Carly A.; Benedict, Amber E.; Kim, So Yeon; Tandy, Jacob – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Learning to teach students with disabilities is challenging. Preservice special educators must develop critical knowledge of content as well as skill for enacting evidence-based practices effectively. Preservice special educators need increased opportunities to learn core knowledge coupled with a mechanism to support them in situating their newly…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education, Lesson Plans
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Hsiao, Yun-Ju – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Parents of children with disabilities often experience a higher level of stress than parents of children without disabilities, regardless of categories of disabilities. Understanding parental stressors can lead to appropriate interventions and supports for these parents and their children with disabilities. This article discusses issues of…
Descriptors: Parents, Stress Variables, Disabilities, Children
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Diamond, Lindsay Lile – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Problem solving is recognized as a critical component to becoming a self-determined individual. The development of this skill should be fostered in the early years through the use of age-appropriate direct and embedded activities. However, many early childhood teachers may not be providing adequate instruction in this area. This column provides a…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Disabilities
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Garwood, Justin D.; Van Loan, Christopher L.; Werts, Margaret Gessler – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
As schools across the United States move toward more inclusive models and as caseloads for special education teachers increase, special education paraprofessionals are being hired to fill service delivery gaps. Most often, paraprofessionals are asked to provide social and behavioral support to students with disabilities, and much of their time is…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Special Education
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Teagarden, James; Kaff, Marilyn – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Professors Emeriti Mary Kay and Robert Zabel share their reflections on their long and productive careers working with students and teachers. Their respective careers share much of the same history and complement each other. The Zabels share their advice with those entering the field and the challenges they see for the education of students with…
Descriptors: Career Development, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Problems, Special Education Teachers
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Dunn, Michelle E.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Ryan, Joseph B. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
As of the 2013-2014 school year, about 2.5 million school-age students attended charter schools nationwide. Because charter schools are publicly funded entities, they are required to adhere to all federal nondiscriminatory laws as well as the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. This legal brief provides an overview of charter schools,…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Disabilities, Students, Disability Discrimination
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Withey, Kristin L. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Social-emotional and behavioral skills are essential to school and life success. Some young children, though, demonstrate significant delays in these areas. While there is a current hierarchical model of behavioral interventions for young children, it is lacking explicit interventions to be implemented in the early childhood classroom. This column…
Descriptors: Intervention, Young Children, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Sheehey, Patricia H.; Wells, Jenny C. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Response interruption and redirection, commonly referred to as RIR, is an evidence-based intervention that has been demonstrated to quickly reduce moderate to high levels of vocal stereotypy in children with autism spectrum disorder. The RIR intervention is a simple, three-step procedure that can be embedded in classroom instruction with minimal…
Descriptors: Repetition, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Intervention
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Ryan, Joseph B.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Counts, Jennifer M.; Shelnut, Jill C. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
There have been an increasing number of incidents in which school resource officers (SRO) have been used to manage student disciplinary issues with disastrous results. Court cases brought by parents and advocacy groups claim SROs have traumatized and injured students. This article addresses several critical issues concerning SROs being used to…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Zabel, Robert; Kaff, Marilyn; Teagarden, Jim – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Lyndal Bullock's career has focused on children and youth with significant behavior and emotional challenges. His career has spanned experiences as a teacher, counselor, and university professor. Dr. Bullock has twice served as president of the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC). His leadership and mentorship have been recognized by many…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Change Agents, Behavior Disorders, Career Development
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