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Rooks-Ellis, Deborah L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2017
The Early Childhood Opportunity (EChO) Scholars project was designed to address the following significant needs in Maine: (a) prepare highly qualified early interventionists and early childhood special educators through distance education, (b) develop a system of support through a mentor network, (c) provide a graduate-level early childhood…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Disabilities
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Flores, Margaret M.; Schweck, Kelly B.; Hinton, Vanessa – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2016
Language intervention using Direct Instruction (DI) has shown positive results. There is a growing body of investigation of Language for Learning (LL), a DI program, on the performance of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and students with developmental delays (DD). There is need for replication and extension of research to include…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Rural Schools
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Grisham-Brown, Jennifer; McCormick, Katherine M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
The United States is becoming increasingly diverse with the largest growth in Hispanic populations. Diversity also is increasing in rural America. This diversity is reflected in the participants in early care and education programs and K-12 students. Unfortunately, demographics for college and university teacher education programs do not match…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Intervention, Partnerships in Education, Rural Areas
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McLaren, Elizabeth; Rutland, Julie Harp – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
National shortages of qualified personnel in the field of early childhood special education are well documented, with shortages magnified in regions characterized by poverty and rural geography. This article provides an overview of the challenges faced and innovations implemented by an alternate-track, personnel preparation program in Appalachian…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Teacher Shortage, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Meadan, Hedda; Meyer, Lori E.; Snodgrass, Melinda R.; Halle, James W. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to describe a pilot program (i.e., Internet-Based Parent-Implemented Communication Strategies [i-PiCS] program) that provides long-distance training and coaching via the Internet to parents of young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The i-PiCS program is designed to teach parents how to use evidence-based…
Descriptors: Young Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Coaching (Performance)
Steed, Elizabeth A.; Pomerleau, Tina; Muscott, Howard; Rohde, Leigh – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
This article describes the quantitative findings from an evaluation of program-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) in three rural preschool programs. Each rural preschool program included children 3 through 5 years of age with and without disabilities. Following 3 years of on-site training, technical assistance, and coaching…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Rural Schools, Preschool Education, Intervention
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Chopra, Ritu; Banerjee, Rashida; DiPalma, Geraldine; Merrill, Laura; Ferguson, Ardith – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
Under the supervision of a licensed early intervention provider, paraprofessionals play an indispensable role in implementation of home and community-based services to infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families in Colorado. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 requires that…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Models, Training Methods, Early Intervention
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Murphy, Melissa A.; Mccormick, Katherine M.; Rous, Beth S. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
Early childhood transition services for children play a vital role in their successful entry to school; however, little is known regarding factors that may impact the use of various important transition practices. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a community demographic characteristic (specifically, rurality) on…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Rural Areas, Community Influence, Transitional Programs
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Edwards, Nicole Megan; Gallagher, Peggy A.; Green, Katherine B. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2013
Despite a Child Find mandate in IDEA, early detection and screening of infants and toddlers with special needs continues to remain an area in need of improvement. The authors sought to better understand existing and proposed outreach initiatives in one state's Part C Early Intervention (EI) program that ranks among the lowest nationally in the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disability Identification, Infants, Toddlers
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McClain, Donna; Schmertzing, Lorraine; Schmertzing, Richard – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2012
This instrumental case study used qualitative methods and grounded theory to examine the implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) in a rural preschool program. Ten of the preschool staff and eight parents were involved. Other data sources included continuous field notes, memos maintained by the researcher, classroom observations, and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Preschool Education, Program Implementation, Case Studies
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Atkins, Trent L.; Cummings, Kelli D. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2011
The purpose of this study was to document the relationship between two commonly-used indicators of reading proficiency (i.e., Oral Reading Fluency [ORF] and Retell Fluency [RTF]) and two reading outcome tests in the state of Montana. Third and fourth grade students were assessed over 1 school year (2005-2006). Each student was assessed at three…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests, Grade 3