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Bettini, Elizabeth; Mason-Williams, Loretta; Barber, Brian R. – Journal of Special Education, 2020
Principals bear primary responsibility for supporting teachers. Principal leadership is especially important in alternative educational settings (AES; e.g., alternative schools, self-contained special education schools) that serve students with more substantial learning and behavioral needs, often with less-qualified and experienced teachers. We…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Qualifications, Leadership Responsibility, Nontraditional Education
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Garwood, Justin D. – Journal of Special Education, 2020
Perception of one's ability as a reader is a key construct for improving adolescent literacy outcomes, but this research has not yet been extended to students with disabilities. The current study attempted to address this research gap with a sample of 152 secondary students with and at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). Results…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Self Concept, Secondary School Students, Emotional Disturbances
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Miller, Deserai; Santos, Rosa Milagros – Journal of Special Education, 2020
Children are experiencing abuse and neglect at alarming rates, and reported cases of maltreatment are increasing every year. Furthermore, children are 4 times more likely to receive special education services if they have experienced abuse and neglect. Multiple calls for action to better support children with special needs who have experienced…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Special Education, Child Neglect, At Risk Students
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Mendoza, Martin; Blake, Jamilia J.; Marchbanks, Miner P.; Ragan, Kelsey – Journal of Special Education, 2020
Exclusionary school discipline has received national attention due to its association with juvenile justice contact. Research has demonstrated support for links between exclusionary discipline and negative outcomes such as school dropout and juvenile justice involvement. The purpose of this study was to examine the intersections of race, gender,…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Gender Differences, Students with Disabilities, At Risk Students
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Williamson, Pamela; Hoppey, David; McLeskey, James; Bergmann, Erica; Moore, Hanna – Journal of Special Education, 2020
The least restrictive environment (LRE) mandate suggests a preference for educating students with disabilities in general education settings provided their needs can be met there. This study examined national trends in the educational placements of students with disabilities ages 6 to 17 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia from 1990…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Students with Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Inclusion
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Sobeck, Emily E.; Robertson, Rachel; Smith, Jesse – Journal of Special Education, 2020
Many paraeducators have no formal education beyond high school and are provided with minimal training once on the job. Furthermore, as more schools turn to inclusionary practices, the impetus for highly qualified paraeducators becomes more important. However, little research has examined efficient ways to train paraeducators who work in inclusive…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teaching Methods, Training, Inclusion
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Kurth, Jennifer A.; Ruppar, Andrea L.; McQueston, Jessica A.; McCabe, Katie M.; Johnston, Russell; Toews, Samantha Gross – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Supplementary aids and services (SAS) have been a provision in special education law since PL 94-142, however, almost no guidance has been provided to help teams make decisions about their appropriate selection and use. In this exploratory study, we explore the types of SAS selected for students with significant support needs using a conventional…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Special Education
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Qiu, Jia; Barton, Erin E.; Choi, Gounah – Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of the system of least prompts (SLP) for increasing the levels of play behaviors in four young children with disabilities. A multiple probe across participants' single case research design was used to examine the relation between SLP and child-targeted behaviors. The results demonstrated that…
Descriptors: Prompting, Play, Young Children, Disabilities
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Fisher, Larry B.; Spooner, Fred; Algozzine, Bob; Anderson, Kelly M.; Brosh, Chelsi R.; Robertson, Colleen E. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Conducting and supporting scientifically valid research activities and implementing evidence-based practices have driven recent hopes and efforts to achieve better outcomes for all students. In the context of ongoing internal review and continuous improvement, we were interested in how this evolution was reflected in empirical studies published in…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Evidence Based Practice, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Douglas, Sarah N.; Uitto, Denise J.; Reinfelds, Claudia L.; D'Agostino, Sophia – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Paraprofessional training is essential for high quality special education services. Yet, educators may struggle to select appropriate materials for paraprofessional training. A review was conducted of 26 paraprofessional training materials using a rubric designed to evaluate the alignment with federal legislation and professional standards, and…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Professional Training, Special Education, Staff Development
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Losinski, Mickey L.; Ennis, Robin P.; Sanders, Sara A.; Nelson, Jessica A. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Math outcomes for students with disabilities, in particular students with emotional disturbance (ED), are bleak, warranting intervention strategies that have research to support their utility. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to examine the literature of math interventions used with students with ED to improve math outcome variables. Our…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Evidence Based Practice, Mathematics Education, Intervention
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Andre, Amael; Louvet, Benoit; Despois, Julien; Velez, Christine – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Based on the complex dynamic system approach, this research aimed to study the variability of the typical configurations of interactions between the adults' participation and the engagement of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in two activities proposed in a French preschool. The classroom sessions were filmed once a month for 8 months…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Inclusion, Preschool Children
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Cooc, North – Journal of Special Education, 2019
School districts in the United States are required to monitor the overrepresentation of students of color in special education, yet recent studies have challenged these trends and suggest students of color may be underrepresented for services guaranteed under federal law. Missing in many of these discussions on disproportionality are the needs of…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Pacific Islanders, Acculturation, Special Education
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Burke, Meghan M.; Rios, Kristina; Lee, Chung eun – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Although many parents report needing advocates to receive special education services for their children with disabilities, the advocacy process is largely unexplored especially in relation to school and child outcomes. The purpose of this study was to explore the special education advocacy process by conducting interviews with nine parent-advocate…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Children, Students with Disabilities, Parent Attitudes
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Kearney, Kelly B.; Dukes, Charles; Brady, Michael P.; Pistorio, Kalynn Hall; Duffy, Mary Louise; Bucholz, Jessica L. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
Adults with intellectual disability may not learn safety skills needed to maintain the safety of those within their communities. Basic life-saving skills are valued by community members and increase independent and integrated living and employment opportunities. This study used an instructional package consisting of modeling, task analysis, and…
Descriptors: Adults, Developmental Disabilities, Safety Education, Modeling (Psychology)
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