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Ortogero, Shawna P.; Black, Rhonda S.; Cook, Bryan G. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
This qualitative case study explored how three expert secondary special education teachers in Hawaii successfully negotiated their job demands. Purposeful sampling was used to select one secondary school on the Leeward coast of Oahu. We used reputational-case sampling to select participants that fit Dreyfus and Dreyfus' (1980) expert theoretical…
Descriptors: Expertise, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Labor Demands
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Cook, Amy L.; Wilczenski, Felicia L.; Vanderberg, Laura – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
There have been significant advances in educational programming and postsecondary options targeting acquisition of self-determination skills among students with intellectual disability. This article provides a description of an inclusive concurrent enrollment (ICE) program at an urban public university and describes findings related to student…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Self Determination, Intellectual Disability, Urban Schools
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DeVries, Melissa; Tkatchov, Oran – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The common characteristics among Arizona districts and charters with high academic outcomes for student disabilities were identified in a qualitative study involving site visits and interviews. In 2014, the Arizona Department of Education examined over three years of state testing data to identify districts and charter schools that closed the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Disabilities, Charter Schools, School Districts
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Abosi, Okechukwu; Alhassan, Abdul Razak Kuyini – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
Teachers' pedagogical competencies level is increasingly affecting the implementation of inclusive education policy in many countries. The aimed at comparing primary school teachers' competence levels in supporting children with learning difficulties in Brunei Darussalam and Ghana. Descriptive survey design was used and 188 primary school teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Skills
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Grant, Marquis C. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The issue of attrition and retention has been a chronic problem in the field of education for decades. School districts across the United States are experiencing shortages of qualified special education teachers largely due to high turnover rates, with many of these teachers electing not to return after their first year of teaching. In fact,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Mobility
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Hill, Doris Adams; Taylor, Jonte – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The authors examined 85 cases decided in 2013 where the facts centered on violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Trends in prevailing party by geographic location, court circuit, gender, and other…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Individualized Education Programs
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McKissick, Steven K. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
SuccessMaker mathematics is an instructional learning system rooted in behaviorist instructional theory. Previous research efforts have left much to be desired and have produced inconsistent results. Recent research for this program appears to be tapering off, despite advances in technology signaling integration of concepts from other theoretical…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mathematics, Quasiexperimental Design, Statistical Analysis
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Hayford, Samuel K.; Ocansey, Frederick – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
This study reports part of a national survey on sources of information, education and communication materials on HIV/AIDS available to students with visual impairments in residential, segregated, and integrated schools in Ghana. A multi-staged stratified random sampling procedure and a purposive and simple random sampling approach, where…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Visual Impairments, Teaching Methods
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Schilling, Ethan J.; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Getch, Yvette Q.; Lease, A. Michele – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The current study examined teacher-reported asthma management practices in school and adherence to federal guidelines for students with asthma. 593 kindergarten-eighth grade teachers completed surveys regarding compliance with federal laws and policies, information-seeking behavior, asthma-related professional development, and asthma management…
Descriptors: Diseases, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Elementary School Teachers
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Thomas, Jamie; Nix, Susan – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The statistical data reports that current unemployment rates for young adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the United States is bleak. In 2004, Hurlbutt and Chalmers noted that difficulties obtaining and keeping employment are many times connected to issues involving social interactions and communication skills rather than performing…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Employment, Young Adults, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Suppo, Jennifer L. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
The behavioral treatments for persons diagnosed with autism have evolved from those that included punitive components to those that are now based upon principles of positive behavior supports. The proceeding document provides an historical overview of relevant behavioral approaches, including the type of approach and the quality of involvement and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Hammond, Helen; Ingalls, Lawrence – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
Parental participation in the initial Individual Education Program (IEP) meeting is a critical component of the process. Even though parents have rights to be equally involved in making decisions at the IEP meetings, frequently parents aren't prepared to be equal members on the team with school personnel. This study focused on a preparation…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Individualized Education Programs, Participative Decision Making, Meetings
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Walick, Christopher M. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
Self-advocacy skills are critical to high school and post-secondary success. Unfortunately, students with disabilities often times struggle with self-advocacy. While there are effective, evidence-based programs to teach self-advocacy skills, there are few scales that directly measure self-advocacy. The current research study was conducted to…
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Rating Scales, Test Reliability, Test Validity
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Scalzo, Rachel; Davis, Tonya N.; Weston, Regan; Dukes, Elizabeth; Leeper, Dana; Min, Nandar; Mom, Allen; Stone, Jessica; Weber, Alex – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
This study examined activity schedules as an intervention to decrease challenging behavior and increase academic engagement during work tasks scheduled after free play activities in three boys diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Functional analysis results indicated all participants' challenging behavior was maintained, at least in…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Behavior, Males
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Brown, Chris; Johnson, John David; Elsawy, Ibrahim Z. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2017
As individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities become increasingly involved in post-secondary educational opportunities, it becomes the responsibility of the institution to provide inclusive recreation opportunities. This manuscript incorporates Sugermans' (2001) Model of Inclusive Facilitation into an inclusive recreation program…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Inclusion, Disabilities, College Students
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