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Gilley, Deidre P.; Root, Jenny R.; Cox, Sarah K. – Journal of Special Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to support the development of mathematics and self-determination skills of young adults with extensive support needs. Mathematical problem solving is a natural context for teaching two component skills of self-determination: self-monitoring and goal setting. Three young adults with extensive support needs (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Skill Development, Self Determination, Young Adults
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Kleinhammer-Tramill, Jeannie; Karanxha, Zorka; Broughton, A. Joy – Journal of Special Education, 2021
This article is part of an illustrative study of federal leadership in special education based on interviews with persons who served as Assistant Secretaries in the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services and Directors of the Office of Special Education Programs. The perspectives cover the time period…
Descriptors: Educational History, Special Education, Public Agencies, Federal Government
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Mello, Maria P.; Burke, Meghan M.; Taylor, Julie Lounds; Urbano, Richard; Hodapp, Robert M. – Journal of Special Education, 2021
As transition services foster better post-school outcomes, all students with disabilities should be receiving these services as they traverse their final high school years. Using a national, web-based parent survey, we examined the frequency and correlates of the receipt of transition services for 189 students with disabilities. Parents reported…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Students with Disabilities, Special Education, Student Needs
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Tekin-Iftar, Elif; Olcay, Seray; Sirin, Nursinem; Bilmez, Hatice; Degirmenci, H. Deniz; Collins, Belva C. – Journal of Special Education, 2021
We conducted a descriptive analysis of single-case research design (SCRD) studies on safety skills instruction (SSI) for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Once we identified studies through electronic databases and reference lists, we used What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Standards to evaluate each study. We analyzed studies in terms…
Descriptors: Intervention, Skill Development, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Cole, Sandi M.; Murphy, Hardy R.; Frisby, Michael B.; Grossi, Teresa A.; Bolte, Hannah R. – Journal of Special Education, 2021
This study investigates the academic outcomes of a special education student cohort in the state of Indiana placed in high and low inclusion settings. Student scores in these two settings from the Indiana State Test of Educational Progress (ISTEP+ English/Language Arts and math) were compared from fourth grade in 2014 through the eighth grade in…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Special Education, Outcomes of Education, Grade 4
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Park, Jiyoon; Bouck, Emily C.; Fisher, Marisa H. – Journal of Special Education, 2021
While mathematics education is key to the post-school outcomes of students with disabilities, it has received less attention in research and practice compared with other aspects of educating this population. Skill maintenance is particularly crucial in mathematics because students build upon prior knowledge across grade levels. They also need to…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Skills
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Zakai-Mashiach, Mati; Dromi, Esther; Al-Yagon, Michal – Journal of Special Education, 2021
This study examined the natural social interest of 193 (95 boys, 98 girls) typically developing preschoolers aged 41 to 77 months (M = 61.71 months, SD = 8.48 months) toward their included peers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD; N = 16, M = 66.8, SD = 8.80). A hierarchical linear model examined the role of endogenous (within-child) and exogenous…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Inclusion, Autism
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Fleury, Veronica P.; Ford, Andrea L. B. – Journal of Special Education, 2021
Shared reading is a developmentally appropriate practice that supports children's emergent literacy and language development. Participation in shared reading, however, may be compromised for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) due to social-communication difficulties inherent to the disorder. The primary aim of this study was to explore…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition
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Zagona, Alison L.; Lansey, Kirsten R.; Kurth, Jennifer A.; Kuhlemeier, Alena – Journal of Special Education, 2021
Existing research has documented evidence-based practices that are effective for supporting students with complex support needs (CSN) to learn academic skills. However, there is a need to learn more about effective instructional strategies for students with CSN during literacy lessons in general education classrooms. In addition, there is a need…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Literacy Education, Inclusion, Teaching Methods
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Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Stevens, Tara – Journal of Special Education, 2021
Extended school year (ESY) services has been an understudied area of special education research. There is limited information available regarding ESY practices by local education agencies (LEAs) in determining eligibility as well as who receives what types of services. We surveyed special education directors across the nation to examine ESY…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Criteria, Extended School Year, Special Education
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Chleboun, Steffany M.; King, Amie M.; Lukert, Samantha L.; Weber, Wendy H. – Journal of Special Education, 2021
Research on stakeholders in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) management in the schools has shown that several school personnel (e.g., nurses, athletic trainers, principals, speech-language pathologists) all contribute unique knowledge to a school-based mTBI management team. Special educators (SPEs) may be another stakeholder group that could…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Special Education Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Kearney, Kelly B.; Joseph, Brianna; Finnegan, Lisa; Wood, Jacqueline – Journal of Special Education, 2021
Colleges across the nation have seen an increase in programming for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) over the past decade. With this increase in programming comes the need to support students with IDD while accessing a large college campus. Using technology, such as Google Maps™, on one's cell phone is a natural…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, College Students, Inclusion, Peer Teaching
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Luckner, John L.; Banerjee, Rashida; Movahedazarhouligh, Sara; Millen, Kaitlyn – Journal of Special Education, 2020
Current federal legislation emphasizes the use of programs, interventions, strategies, and activities that have been demonstrated through research to be effective. One way to increase the quantity and quality of research that guides practice is to conduct replication research. The purpose of this study was to undertake a systematic review of the…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Intervention, Evidence Based Practice, Special Education
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Lee, Gabrielle T.; Pu, Yunhuan; Xu, Sheng; Lee, Michelle W.; Feng, Hua – Journal of Special Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of video modeling and visual task analysis on the acquisition, maintenance, and engagement of washing cars for three Chinese adolescents with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. Video-based training was conducted in the conference room of a university-affiliated autism…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Adolescents, Asians, Motor Vehicles
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Gilmour, Allison F. – Journal of Special Education, 2020
Special education certification is used as an indicator of teaching quality in research, practice, and policy. This study examined whether elementary and middle school students with learning disabilities (LD) or emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD) scored better on state math and English language arts (ELA) assessments in years when they were…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Outcomes of Education, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
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