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Bouck, Emily C.; Long, Holly M.; Costello, M. Patty – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2021
While research exists on parent expectations associated with post-school outcomes of youth with intellectual disability, limited research examines issues of parent--and youth--post-school expectations relative to issues of community, such as living in rural versus urban or suburban settings. Through a secondary analysis of the National…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Intellectual Disability, Students with Disabilities, Rural Schools
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Randolph, Kathleen M.; Chubb, Caroline Sutton; Hott, Brittany L.; Cruz-Torres, Elisa – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2021
The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy of iCoaching to increase the use of behavior-specific praise (BSP) by three educators (one teacher, two paraprofessionals) working in a rural center-based classroom for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities using a short, focused professional development and iCoaching. Results of…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Positive Reinforcement, Program Effectiveness, Emotional Disturbances
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Beck, Stephenson J.; DeSutter, Keri – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2021
Special education professionals serve as facilitators of Individualized Education Program (IEP) team meetings. This study explores how facilitators see their IEP meeting roles and probes further into how IEP facilitators envision an ideal IEP meeting in school districts with rural schools. Findings indicate that facilitators see their roles in…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Facilitators (Individuals), Individualized Education Programs, Meetings
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Swindlehurst, Kelly Ann; Berry, Ann Bassett – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2021
The need for special educators who can support students with disabilities in the transition to adulthood is well documented in the literature. In this article, we will report on the program improvement efforts by one university to embed more evidence-based transition practices into their pre-service teacher preparation program with the support of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education, Individualized Transition Plans
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Hardesty, Canyon; Moody, Eric J.; Kern, Shira; Warren, Wendy; Cooley Hidecker, Mary Jo; Wagner, Susan; Arora, Sanjeev; Root-Elledge, Sandra – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2021
Adequately prepared educators are critical to the success of children in rural settings, but many educators receive little training on how to support students with disabilities. Professional development for educators is challenging in rural areas due to the lack of opportunities and travel requirements. Project ECHO™ was originally developed to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Rural Schools, Teacher Competencies, Students with Disabilities
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Running Bear, Candi; Terrill, William P. A.; Frates, Adriana; Peterson, Patricia; Ulrich, Judith – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic unexpectedly changed almost all aspects of people's everyday lives. This included new challenges in the education of Native American students with disabilities who live in rural and remote areas of the United States. Native American students with disabilities living on reservations are served by local schools, tribally…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Rural Schools, Students with Disabilities
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Tekin-Iftar, Elif; Jimenez, Bree A.; Deniz Degirmenci, Hatice – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2021
A global perspective of education, special education, rural communities, and non-traditional instruction is provided for two countries. Both Turkey and Australia have responded to the COVID-19 global pandemic in similar yet, different ways. Through the tale of two countries navigating the rapid response to school closure for students with…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Special Education, Nontraditional Education, Comparative Education
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Berry, Ann B. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2021
A shared sense of responsibility for the education of students with disabilities can have positive effects on both teachers and students. When special education (SE) and general education (GE) teachers work together, this collaborative relationship is a positive variable in teacher satisfaction and retention. Furthermore, teacher collaboration and…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers
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McMahon, Don; Hirschfelder, Katie; Poppen, Marcus; Whittenburg, Holly; Bruno, Lauren – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2021
Washington State University, Responsibility Opportunity Advocacy and Respect (WSU ROAR) is an inclusive 2-year residential postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. WSU ROAR is a recognized comprehensive transition program located in rural eastern Washington. Within the program, there are four…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Postsecondary Education, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
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Francis, Grace L.; Gross, Judith M. S.; Lavín, Carlos E.; Casarez Velazquez, Lu Ankely; Sheets, Nicholas – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
The transition for young adults with disabilities from high school to gainful employment is often difficult. This transition is even harder for students from minority or marginalized backgrounds, including young adults who identify as Latino. As the Latino population increases in the United States, it is imperative that the transition from high…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Disabilities, Hispanic Americans, Rural Areas
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Ruiz, Maria Isolina – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
Response to intervention (RTI) allows schools to support the academic success of English learners (ELs) while helping educators rule out cultural or linguistic differences and educational background as the root of ELs' academic or behavioral struggles. However, in rural schools, insufficient training in how to effectively instruct ELs and limited…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, English Language Learners, Student Needs, Rural Schools
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Rivera-Singletary, Georgina; Cranston-Gingras, Ann – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
Children of migrant farmworkers change schools frequently and must navigate through a maze of confusing and often inconsistent academic policies. Migrant students are often identified as English learners and some have disabilities, which results in additional academic and federal policies that families must contend with as they seek to support…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Migrant Workers, Migrant Children, Parent Attitudes
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Jozwik, Sara; Cuenca-Carlino, Yojanna – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
Constructing written text in English can be a challenging endeavor for all students, but it holds particular challenges for English Language Learners (ELLs) with learning disabilities (LD). For this reason, effective instruction needs to recognize the gifts of emergent bilingualism and respond to the challenges that ELLs with LD bring to the task…
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Persuasive Discourse, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities
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Rennie, Brandon J.; Goforth, Anisa N. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
This article describes the results of a qualitative investigation of social changes and challenges for rural adolescents who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI). We interviewed adolescents with mild to moderate TBI and their mothers using an iterative approach based in grounded theory. Interviews focused on social adjustment and interaction as…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Head Injuries, Brain, Mothers
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Peterson, Patricia J.; Sandigo, Alma M.; Stoddard, Susan E.; Abou-Rjaily, Kathleen; Ulrich, Judith – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
Arizona teacher education programs are largely concentrated in urban or suburban areas, with the majority of practicum experiences and student teaching placements located in the same metropolitan areas. However, in Arizona, 35% of K-12 students are served by the 135 school districts that qualify as "rural." In the extreme southwest…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic American Students, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education Programs
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