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Douglas, Karen H.; Uphold, Nicole M.; Steffen, Shannon; Kroesch, Allison M. – Journal of Special Education, 2018
Four middle school students with a developmental disability participated in a multiple probe design across students and replicated across conditions study to evaluate the effectiveness of constant time delay to teach them to create a grocery list on an iPad or iPod touch. The classroom teacher collected data on the percentage of items…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Retailing, Middle School Students, Developmental Disabilities
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Burke, Meghan M.; Meadan-Kaplansky, Hedda; Patton, Kimberly A.; Pearson, Jamie N.; Cummings, Katrina P.; Lee, Chung eun – Journal of Special Education, 2018
Although parents of children with disabilities often advocate for special education services, most research has only examined advocacy from the perspectives of parents. Given that advocacy is an interpersonal exchange, it is crucial to understand the perspectives of parents and school professionals. In this study, focus groups were conducted with…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Interpersonal Communication, Focus Groups, Parent Attitudes
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Flowers, Claudia; Test, David W.; Povenmire-Kirk, Tiana C.; Diegelmann, Karen M.; Bunch-Crump, Kimberly R.; Kemp-Inman, Amy; Goodnight, Crystalyn I. – Journal of Special Education, 2018
Communicating Interagency Relationships and Collaborative Linkages for Exceptional Students (CIRCLES) is a transition-planning service delivery model designed to guide schools in implementing interagency collaboration. This study examined the impact of CIRCLES on students' self-determination and participation in individualized education program…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Delivery Systems, Individualized Transition Plans, Agency Cooperation
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Browder, Diane M.; Spooner, Fred; Lo, Ya-yu; Saunders, Alicia F.; Root, Jenny R.; Ley Davis, Luann; Brosh, Chelsi R. – Journal of Special Education, 2018
This study evaluated an intervention developed through an Institute of Education Sciences-funded Goal 2 research project to teach students with moderate intellectual disability (moderate ID) to solve addition and subtraction word problems. The intervention involved modified schema-based instruction that embedded effective practices (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Moderate Intellectual Disability, Word Problems (Mathematics), Intervention, Mathematics Skills
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Leko, Melinda M.; Chiu, Ming Ming; Roberts, Carly A. – Journal of Special Education, 2018
This article reports findings from an initial investigation of the impact multiple individual and contextual factors have on secondary special educators' reading instructional practices. Data from 577 special educators from 221 school districts in a large Midwestern state were collected via an online and paper survey and analyzed using…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Performance Factors, Reading Instruction
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Nese, Joseph F. T.; Stevens, Joseph J.; Schulte, Ann C.; Tindal, Gerald; Elliott, Stephen N. – Journal of Special Education, 2017
Our purpose was to examine different approaches to modeling the time-varying nature of exceptionality classification. Using longitudinal data from one state's mathematics achievement test for 28,829 students in Grades 3 to 8, we describe the reclassification rate within special education and between general and special education, and compare four…
Descriptors: Classification, Achievement Gains, Special Needs Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Burke, Meghan M.; Goldman, Samantha E. – Journal of Special Education, 2017
Many parents struggle to advocate for their children with disabilities to obtain services at school. Subsequently, parents may turn to special education advocates to help ensure that their children receive appropriate services. However, it is unclear how special education advocates support families and secure services for children with…
Descriptors: Special Education, Advocacy, Change Agents, Phenomenology
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Spriggs, Amy D.; Mims, Pamela J.; van Dijk, Wilhelmina; Knight, Victoria F. – Journal of Special Education, 2017
We conducted a comprehensive review of the literature to establish the evidence base for using visual activity schedules (VAS) with individuals with intellectual disability. Literature published after 2005 was evaluated for quality using the criteria developed by Horner et al.; a total of 14 studies were included as acceptable. Findings suggest…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Intellectual Disability, Evidence Based Practice, Daily Living Skills
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal of Special Education, 2017
Exemplifying the insufficient treatment of legal issues in refereed journals in special education and related fields, the limited legal coverage of functional behavioral assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs) tends to view the applicable case law through normative lenses. This skewed view characterizes the case law as requiring…
Descriptors: State Legislation, State Policy, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Positive Behavior Supports
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Luft, Pamela – Journal of Special Education, 2017
Deaf education is characterized by several distinctive aspects, beginning with qualities unique to deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children and their families. Consisting of approximately 1.2% of the special education K-12 population, educational and disability systems often struggle to meet the unique challenges that these children and their…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Needs
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Horner, Robert H.; Yell, Mitchell L. – Journal of Special Education, 2017
The authors discuss the journal article by Perry Zirkel on legal action in regard to functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs). They contend that the Zirkel article opens larger questions that will be central to ongoing discussions at the national, state, district, school, and family levels. Such issues include…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Court Litigation, State Legislation, Intervention
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Bettini, Elizabeth A.; Cumming, Michelle M.; Merrill, Kristen L.; Brunsting, Nelson C.; Liaupsin, Carl J. – Journal of Special Education, 2017
Students with emotional disturbance (ED) depend upon special education teachers (SETs) to use evidence-based practices (EBPs) to promote their well-being. SETs, in turn, depend upon school leaders to provide working conditions that support learning and implementation of academic and social EBPs. We conducted an integrative narrative review of…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Self Contained Classrooms, Evidence Based Practice, Special Education Teachers
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Lee, Jaehoon; Panko, Pavel – Journal of Special Education, 2017
This study examined, using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, the impact of constructs associated with self-determination (i.e., autonomy, self-realization, and psychological empowerment measured while youth were in secondary school) on postschool--(a) employment and payment/benefits, (b) education, (c) independent living, and…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Empowerment, Self Actualization, Disabilities
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Datchuk, Shawn M. – Journal of Special Education, 2017
Being able to construct simple sentences is necessary for effective written expression. The present study investigated effects of a sentence construction intervention on small groups of middle school students with disabilities and writing difficulties. The intervention entailed sentence instruction and frequency building to a performance…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Intervention, Precision Teaching, Middle School Students
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Romig, John Elwood; Therrien, William J.; Lloyd, John W. – Journal of Special Education, 2017
We used meta-analysis to examine the criterion validity of four scoring procedures used in curriculum-based measurement of written language. A total of 22 articles representing 21 studies (N = 21) met the inclusion criteria. Results indicated that two scoring procedures, correct word sequences and correct minus incorrect sequences, have acceptable…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Curriculum Based Assessment, Written Language, Scoring Formulas
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