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Osipova, Anna V.; Ricci, Leila A.; Menzies, Holly – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
Learning a foreign language is a critical skill in the current context of globalization and multicultural communication. Present secondary and post-secondary foreign language classes admit increasing numbers of students with learning disabilities (LD). Given the particular challenges faced by these students in the area of language processing,…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
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Beach, Jason; Wendt, Jeremy – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine if participants could improve their social interaction skills by participating in a virtual immersive environment. The participants used a developing virtual reality head-mounted display to engage themselves in a fully-immersive environment. While in the environment, participants had an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Interpersonal Relationship, Interviews, Autism
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Whitaker, Susan D.; Pae, Holly; Jones, Julie P. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
In this study, the authors used a single subject A-B-A design to investigate the effectiveness of Self-Modeling Narratives (SMNs) as a behavioral intervention for two students diagnosed as having a learning disability and one with a developmental delay. SMNs are personalized stories that explain a situation and then use the student to demonstrate…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Delays, Student Behavior
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Ajuwon, Paul M.; Chitiyo, George – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
In this study, the researchers explored the state of the use of assistive technology (AT) in Nigeria through a survey of 165 special educators. The underlying structure of the respondents' perceptions, and their challenges and barriers to the use of AT, were examined. Among other findings, the largest proportion of students using AT are those with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assistive Technology, Teacher Surveys, Special Education Teachers
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Alamri, Abdulrahman; Tyler-Wood, Tandra – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
Saudi Arabia (Saudi) and the United States (U.S.) both have procedures in place for identifying and serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the general classroom setting. To determine differences in teachers' attitude towards autism in Saudi and the U.S., data were gathered, compared, and contrasted from both general education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disability Identification, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Obiakor, Festus E.; Gibson, Lenwood – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
Hobson's Choice is a psychological philosophy that prescribes a "take-it-or-leave-it" approach when addressing the problematic behaviors of students. Logically, this choice provides a traditional order in the classroom and gives teachers and service providers the sole power and authority to manage problem behaviors. For many students…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Cultural Relevance, Intervention
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Pace, Darra A.; Blue, Elfreda V. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
Over the last several decades, recognition of the educational rights of individuals with disabilities has grown from a request for acceptance to a demand for inclusion. While many countries have made progress in inclusive education, the majority of individuals with disabilities lack access to basic education. One explanation for this situation is…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Disabilities, Student Rights, Inclusion
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Fakolade, O. A.; Oyedokun, S. O. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
The paper considered several psychosocial variables as predictors of school adjustment of 40 gifted students with learning disabilities in Junior Secondary School in Ikenne Local Government Council Area of Ogun State, Nigeria. Purposeful random sampling was employed to select four schools from 13 junior secondary schools in the area, six…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Social Influences, Student Adjustment
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Simpson, Lisa A.; Qi, Sharon; He, Kan; Tao, Qing Qing – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
Identifying students with ASD in the People's Republic of China (PRC) has lagged behind western countries, particularly the United States. Families often have to travel long distances to obtain a diagnosis and then are faced with few treatment options once the diagnosis is made. Recent laws governing special education in the PRC do not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teaching Methods
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Zeleke, Waganesh – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
Since the late 1990s, the law, education, and intervention regarding childhood developmental disorders in Ethiopia have experienced significant reforms and development. However, education and intervention for children with severe developmental disabilities, especially children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), still suffer the greatest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Intervention, Clinical Diagnosis
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Al-Hilawani, Yasser A. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this paper is to provide description, analyses, and insights with respect to the procedures and services currently available to students enrolled in the learning disability (LD) program in Oman. Traditionally, students in Oman were identified based on low academic achievement by the end of first grade without applying any…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Intervention, Guidelines
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Diamond, Gwendolyn P.; Da Fonte, M. Alexandra; Boesch, Miriam C. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
The use of these systems can enhance students' participation in instructional activities. However, to use token systems effectively, the system must be individualized and tailored to meet the needs of the child. In order to individualize the token system for each student, teachers should (1) identify an array of back-up reinforcers for the…
Descriptors: Token Economy, Incentives, Rewards, Student Needs
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Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Witzel, Bradley S.; Riccomini, Paul J.; Fries, Karen M.; Kanyongo, Gibbs Y. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2014
The need for global competence in mathematics is apparent. Algebra is considered a gateway course to prepare students for the demands of a competitive global market. Many students demonstrate low performance in algebra; this is especially true for students with disabilities. Effective algebra instruction is essential to increase algebra…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Disabilities, Mathematics Skills
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Evans, Chan; Weiss, Stacy L. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2014
The use of a school wide positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) framework is well established as a beneficial model for the majority of students taught in general education classrooms (e.g., Bradshaw, Mitchell, & Leaf, 2010). Some students, whether at-risk for or school-identified with emotional behavioral disorders (EBD) or other…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Interpersonal Communication, Behavior Modification, Disabilities
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Ford, Bridgie A.; Stuart, Denise H.; Vakil, Shernavaz – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2014
As the U.S. population grows more varied, public schools face the challenge of meeting the needs of an increasing population of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students with exceptionalities in inclusive classrooms. This is especially evident in the urban inclusive classrooms. There is a strong connection between culture and learning.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Culturally Relevant Education, Outcomes of Education, Family Involvement
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